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Old 03-27-2009, 03:12 PM   #1
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DIY - Liftback Intermittent Wipers via Stalk Replacement (v2.0)

There's a prior thread on this (http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/sho...ht=wiper+stalk), but I wanted to post a new one to list an additional option for the stalk and to show the 5 minute install method:

Parts Required: Wiper Stalk with intermittent dial:

84652-48180
From:
2008+ Highlander
2008+ Prius
2008+ RAV4
2008 RX330
2008 RX400H

Looks like (from Violin's original DIY):


Or
84652-48060
From
2007-2008 Highlander
2005-2007 Prius
2006-2007 RAV4
2004-2007 RX330
2005-2007 RX400H

Looks like (This is one I purchased off ebay from an 07 Prius for $50):


The difference between the two is that the first one has symbols and the second has text on it.

These sell for about $150 new from the dealer or $118 from TRDSparks.com.

I purchased mine used off ebay for $50 from:
http://autoworksinc.com/
I highly recommend them, as the part I received was pristine.

It has also been reported that the wiper stalk from the 09 Matrix / Vibe will work as well. It is part number 84652-0E050.


Tools required:
#2 Phillips screwdriver
1/4" Flat blade screwdriver

Procedure:

Rotate the steering wheel all the way to either side, and remove the two screws:




Remove the screw by the steering wheel tilt lever:


Squeeze the lower steering column cover, by the seam between it and the upper, and gently pull down to remove it.

Remove the upper steering column cover by pulling up in the center and then sliding it towards you.

Remove the two connectors on the bottom of the wiper stalk:





Turn the steering wheel all the way to the left until it locks.

With the small flat blade screwdriver press in on the retaining tab on the wiper stalk and pull the stalk to the right to remove it.



Slide the new stalk in until the tab latches.



Reconnect the two connectors.

Unlock the steering wheel.

Slide the upper steering column cover into place and snap it down onto its mounting tab.

Slide the lower steering column cover into place and snap it into the upper cover.

Replace the three screws.

Wait for it to rain, and enjoy the intermittent front wiper!

As mentioned in the other thread, the new stalk has a low and high setting for the rear wiper. Only the high will work, as the Prius and the other vehicles have a rear delay module, which the Yaris does not have.

I purchased a used one of the 85940-47010 (Prius rear wiper relay module) to experiment with. Additional wiring is required from the stalk to the rear wiper to take advantage of the module (as it is wired on the Prius).

It may be possible to mount the module in the Yaris steering column instead, but it will require connecting to some pins on the Prius stalk that are empty on the Yaris harness (i.e. I'll have to find the correct pins to insert into the connector).
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:23 PM   #2
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Many thanks! Excellent writeup.
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:24 PM   #3
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Very, very nice writeup!
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:26 PM   #4
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The big question is: Now that I have a Prius part on my Yaris, can i call it a hybrid?
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:10 PM   #5
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Could you also use this method to install the headlight stalk?
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:18 PM   #6
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Does the rear wiper move the same speed or faster with the new stalk?
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:26 PM   #7
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So you dont have to disconect teh air bag or steering wheel it seems. Much simpler writeup!@
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:00 PM   #8
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Very nice , only wish it would work for right hand drive Yaris.
We need to change both Stalks , as or Yaris's controls are back front.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:02 PM   #9
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Could you also use this method to install the headlight stalk?
Unfortunately the headlight stalk requires removal of the steering wheel.

808yarisLB did a write-up when he replaced his. This picture from his shows the two stalks with the steering wheel removed. The headlight stalk and the center round area are all one piece, whereas the wiper stalk snaps into the whole headlight stalk assembly.



http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/sho...ighlight=stalk
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:04 PM   #10
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Does the rear wiper move the same speed or faster with the new stalk?
Same speed. The "high" mode is the normal speed. The "low" mode, if implemented with the Prius module, keeps it moving at the same speed, but adds a non-adjustable time delay between swipes.
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Old 03-28-2009, 06:01 PM   #11
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Unfortunately the headlight stalk requires removal of the steering wheel.

808yarisLB did a write-up when he replaced his. This picture from his shows the two stalks with the steering wheel removed. The headlight stalk and the center round area are all one piece, whereas the wiper stalk snaps into the whole headlight stalk assembly.

http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/sho...ighlight=stalk
Darn. lol was hoping I would be able to that myself.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:23 AM   #12
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The big question is: Now that I have a Prius part on my Yaris, can i call it a hybrid?
sure, if that part was the engine and transmission

and I just realized that our cars have the stalks on different sides (i.e. I have the lights stalk on the right, wipers on the left), weird!

I'm adding this to the DIY master list too
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:13 PM   #13
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I'm very interested in doing this DIY for my RHD Yaris.. I'm assuming we can just use our AUDM Rav4 or Prius wiper switches?

I'm a tad confused regarding the "prius module" that CTScott mentioned. What's this part used for? If we just plug and play the Rav4 or Prius switch will the rear wipers not work..?
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I'm very interested in doing this DIY for my RHD Yaris.. I'm assuming we can just use our AUDM Rav4 or Prius wiper switches?

I'm a tad confused regarding the "prius module" that CTScott mentioned. What's this part used for? If we just plug and play the Rav4 or Prius switch will the rear wipers not work..?

Unfortunately, I am not sure about the RHD ones. 1MZ mentioned something above about having to change both stalks with RHD ones.

For LHD ones, if we plug and play, our rear wiper works, but the other vehicles have two modes for the rear wiper, and ours only has one. To gain that second mode (which is a delay between wipe mode) we would have to use the Prius rear wiper delay module.
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:47 PM   #15
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Hybrid Synergy Drive WipersŪ - Sweet, nice work, now I want to do it too
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:09 PM   #16
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I don't think we have to change out both stalks with RHD, all our cars in Australia have wiper stalks on the left and headlight stalks on the right, only exception are Euro cars. So I'm guessing we have the LHD assembly, but in reverse order...

So in theory, swapping out an AUDM Prius or Rav4 stalk should work out..
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:28 PM   #17
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Nice, very nice, I haven't seen this till now, and that was one quirk that still drives me crazy is the non-adjustable intermittent wipers.

$148 TRDsparks right now! If anyone has a prius and wants to swap (yeah right), let me know, haha
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It's been raining here quite a bit lately, and I am mighty glad I swapped mine.

As I mentioned at the top, I got mine for $50 from http://autoworksinc.com/. They had a lot of Prius parts in stock, and don't list everything on ebay. Try giving them a holler before paying full price for a new one...
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