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Smile 01-02 Corolla S Wheel/Airbag/Gauges plug right into 01 LE?

Just picked up a 200k mile 01 LE, and was looking for stuff to freshen up the interior. The steering wheel is disgusting, so I was checking for new ones on ebay. I found the S wheel and it is beautiful.

My concern is the airbag, is it a direct plugin?

I then stumbled upon gauges...

Does my mileage transfer to the new gauges? And I guess they just plug in, it just looks like a red theme vs white theme (mine).

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I couldn't tell you about the plug for the airbag. I'm not sure. But if you replace the current gauge cluster (say 150k miles) with another gauge cluster (120k miles), the mileage that will show will be from the new gauge cluster (120k miles). It won't be accurate to the car.

The best thing for changing the look of your gauges is changing the faces and light color. It's actually pretty easy and cheaper than replacing the whole gauge unit.
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Is the steering wheel 3 spoke or 4 spoke? If it's 3 spoke, then you can source one from the 9th gen Corolla, 1st gen matrix/vibe, and last gen Celica.

Will need the clock spring from the donor to adapt properly if using the Celica.

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I couldn't tell you about the plug for the airbag. I'm not sure. But if you replace the current gauge cluster (say 150k miles) with another gauge cluster (120k miles), the mileage that will show will be from the new gauge cluster (120k miles). It won't be accurate to the car.

The best thing for changing the look of your gauges is changing the faces and light color. It's actually pretty easy and cheaper than replacing the whole gauge unit.
I actually found a set of gauges with 5k more miles than my car, so I think I'll just use them!!!

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Is the steering wheel 3 spoke or 4 spoke? If it's 3 spoke, then you can source one from the 9th gen Corolla, 1st gen matrix/vibe, and last gen Celica.

Will need the clock spring from the donor to adapt properly if using the Celica.
Mine is 4? but the one i want is 3. I found a wheel from an 01 S corolla, but no airbag. I got an airbag from a celica, I believe they are the same.


Do any of you guys know about the 12v outlet near the hand brake? My car is pre-wired for it. Is there a part # or something so I can order one? The coin slot is useless for me and I'd rather have extra power there!
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For the 12v outlet, you can cut off the quick connect and solder new wires to extend it to the new location or, find another power source near the driver side kick panel junction box.

Just take the outlet from the junkyard and inspect it for burning.

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