In recent years I have to study and working in oversea, so I bought a car (Toyota Corolla Lvein ZR) in Australia. What’s the car can do for us? Most people has their own car is a part of the life going though. People have a car they can do a lot of things, they can brought a family to a lot of place or normally use to for work and buy things or goods. Car becomes everyday use for our life. On the other hand some people like me are car lovers, we want to make a car different with others. Some people want their car has a good performers so they modifications for their internal engine part or brake performance modifications. For other user like me, is just want modification overall external different from the same types of vehicle model. In the present network advances, people can buy things in internet or search product before they buying. A lot of information shows on the net.

Capture shot from Japan Toyota AURIS Website
Capture shot from Japan Toyota AURIS Website
2013 Toyota Auris
2013 Toyota Auris

Now that’s take look the same model car has different names for different countries.

Australia: Corolla Hatch 2013 (Petrol)

Europe, Japan: Auris (Hybrid)

One of the funny things is Lexus CT model has the same chassis design but all total different interior and exterior design also some functions are set on the Steering wheel . As for the price if you are buying car on a budget price don’t think about Lexus this model car will cost double.

Europe 2013 Corolla Auris

Australia 2013 Corolla Levin ZR
Australia 2013 Corolla Levin ZR

Why I bought this car with no hybrid?

Because here are four model Prius , Prius C, Prius V, Camry Hybrid in Australia Toyota. Recoding to Toyota says Prius is the early hybrid car in the world, it similar normal daily use suitable for the normal RV car. Prius C is the suitable for 2 people for single or lovers, in the backseat not good for long seat tall then 180cm passenger. With other hybrid car Prius V is bigger then Prius its design for 7 people seat suit for who has family or long time drive. The last one hybrid is  Camry Hybrid is design for family or business man use to daily work and efficient economy use.

Release Auris Information Auto Show In 2012

Auris Touring Sports at 2012 Paris Auto Show.
Auris Touring Sports at 2012 Paris Auto Show.

Toyota unveiled a world premiere in 2012 Paris Auto Show of the Auris in a new estate/wagon variant, which is 285mm longer than the five-door hatchback. It also represents the first model in its segment to be offered with a full hybrid powertrain. The wheelbase is kept to 2600mm just like its five-door twin however its profile of the estate version is different, with the steeply raked windscreen flowing into the extended roofline. Its length has been lengthened to be 285mm longer so it provides more loadspace.

Toyota Auris Touring Sports
Toyota Auris Touring Sports

The bumper and the tailgate has a different styling, while the sill is set to be 80mm lower than it is on its hatchback twin. The engine lineup is carried over from the hatchback, including 1.33-litre Dual VVT-i and 1.6-litre Valvematic petrol units, plus a 1.4-litre D-4D diesel. A hybrid will also be offered encompassing a 1.8-litre VVT-i petrol engine and an electric motor, providing a maximum output of 136 HP (100 kW), enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 10.9 seconds and a top speed of 112 mph (180 km/h).


Foreword

Start modify our own car do not be too hard to do something. Because a new car always within one year warranty so do not modify too cary. Otherwise, merchants can consider are no longer entitled to warranty.

I have found an interesting product on the ebay. It’s a product call LED shift gear knob. I think not many people know this because I was searching this information using the network but not much information that I expected about change shift gear lever and knob. There are some LED color can found in internet Blue, Red, White. According to personal preference buying LED colour.

First I was thinking how we going to change our shift gear knob to release on the gear lever? Should be hard right? No! It’s not hard to change it. After searching on the Internet its so easy to put our the knob form the shift gear.

Parts around the gear lever

That’s overview how we can put out our shift gear knob. I will use image to details described below.

Simple Installation 3 Steps

1. Counterclockwise turn of the original shift knob out

2. Clockwise to install

3. Tighten until good position then complete!!

How easy is that 🙂

OK! If you still think how passable that easy put out your corolla or auris shift gear knob. I will shows picture below will convince to yo. That’s take overview the item i receive when i purchase in eBay.

Item Overview

When product arrived after open the postage box.

Product in box, clean look outside sample shows item.
Product in box, clean look outside sample shows item.
Take out all stuff in the box.
Package in BoxList of items:
1. Purchased thanks Card
2. Installation Instructions
3. LED shift gear knob
4. Car charger for product
That's test the item. When finger touch the carbon surface the LED will light up interactive feedback to the user.
That’s test the item. When finger touch the carbon surface the LED will light up interactive feedback to the user.

Overview item with different directions.

LED shift gear knob chrome Automatic carbon look white light

LED shift gear knob chrome Automatic carbon look white light

LED shift gear knob chrome Automatic carbon look white light

Myself Install Instructions

First of all we need 2 things to complete modify.  1. Corolla or Auris model car.  2. chrome Automatic carbon look white light  (item itself)
First step: We need 2 things to complete modify.
1. Corolla or Auris model car.
2. LED Shift Gear Knob Chrome Automatic carbon look white light (item itself)
Different between original.
Different between original. Can see the texture a lot better than the original knob.
Second step:  1. Firmly holding the original shift gear knob.  2. Then Counter-clockwise until the shift twist loose (Shows Next Picture)
Second step:
1. Firmly holding the original shift gear knob.
2. Then Counter-clockwise until the shift twist loose (Shows Next Picture)

LED shift gear knob chrome Automatic carbon look white light

The original shift knob after twisting loose.
Original shift knob after twisting loose. Put the original away or warp it put in the tool box.
This animation demonstrates how to twist the original shift gear knob. (Repeat The Second Step Action).
This animation demonstrates how to twist the original shift gear knob. (Repeat The Second Step Action).
Third Step:  1. Take the item (LED shift gear knob) directly at lever put in (Let transparent plastic film natural breakdown).
Third Step:
1. Take the item (LED shift gear knob) directly at lever then insert into (let transparent plastic film natural breakdown).
2. Tear film, this action is mainly to protect particular product does not install bu any other sharp objects.
2. Tear film, this action is mainly to protect particular product does not install by any other sharp objects.
3. Next clockwise the LED shift gear knob into the lever. Tighten put positive and complete install.
3. Next clockwise the LED shift gear knob into the lever. Tighten put positive and complete install.
This animation demonstrates how to install the New LED shift gear knob. (Repeat The Third Step Action).
This animation demonstrates how to install the New LED shift gear knob. (Repeat The Third Step Action).

Installed

Installed

Item Charging

This figure shows charging cable linked car charger and product, during charge the product LED light will flash.
This figure shows charging cable linked car charger and product, during charge the product LED light will flash.
This animation demonstrates LED shift gear knob during charging LED will be lighting while you are touching the surface. After 30 seconds, it will be back to the initial charge state.
This animation demonstrates LED shift gear knob during charging LED will be lighting while you are touching the surface. After 30 seconds, it will be back to the initial charge state.

User experience

My personal experience for this product i feel this is the valuable product, tactile impression item material and item features also charging protection for battery, as well as how to use the LED feedback to the user is very simple and understandable. I have point out some advantages and disadvantages.

Battery Save:

When i buy this item (LED Shift Gear Knob Chorme – White LED – Cabon ) i consider a lot of factors, such as how these affect product supply, installation or maintenance … later on chatted with the seller, this product has many clothes and protection measures, can increase the life of the product. Because of the item lifespan so I bought it.

I haven’t charge the product since i received the item that day first charge until now Sep 5th 2013 nearly one month LED still bright.

Battery Protection:

The Original installation instructions has told us. When during the charge time if the battery is full LED will stop lighting. It will not recharge again automatically and please take off the charger. This is a design to reduce the charge frequency and save the battery life span.

Using in the night:

When i using this product at night. LED really shows effect let me feel really cool in the car. If passengers are photophobia may feel annoying feeling for him or her.

From outside see though inside
From outside see though inside
When item has been touched will be illuminated feedback to the user (LED light)
Night day. When item has been touched will be illuminated feedback to the user (LED light)

Original Installation Instructions

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Product description of LED shift knob

Performance:

LED Light up for 30 seconds once you touch of the surface

Installation:

  1. Taking off the original shift knob by anti-Clockwise way.
  2. Screw on this LED shift knob by clockwise way

Battery charge:

  1. Starting charge: The LED light will be started flash after 5 minutes.
  2. Stop lighting when the battery is full. It will not recharge again automatically and please take off the charger. This is a design to reduce the charge frequency and save the battery life span.
  3. During the battery charge, it will be lighting while you are touching the surface. After 30 seconds, it will be back to the initial charge state.
  4. Please recharge again while the LED light is weak.

Attention:

This is designed by NON replaceable battery. Please do not to replace the battery if the battery is end off life span, however, it is still working while connect to the charger.

TOP SAGE


MIT Accessories  seller on eBay Issue in : 6/AUG/2013
MIT Accessories seller on eBay
Issue in : 6/AUG/2013

Rating For Seller

✭✫✭My Ratings For This Seller ✭✫✭

Product box:  ✭✭✭✭✭

Product quality: ✭✭✭✭✭ (Touch Feeling good then original one)

Purchase price: ✭✭✭✭✫ (A little expensive, but worth it, I can still accept)

Shipping time: ✭✭✭✭✭ (10-15 days)

Reply Q&A: ✭✭✭✭✭ (Reply my message quick)

This ebay seller mit accessories 1 will be my trusted seller. I will buy more stuff and write other article when i purchase.


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Reference:

Wikipedia – Toyota Auris

TOP SAGE – Car Parts Modified Factory Inc

EBAY MIT Accessories Seller – Cathy

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