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post #31 of 71 Old 06-09-2019, 05:00 PM
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I meant mounting it to the blank plastic panel directly to the right of the 12v socket. On my SE there is a vertical flat piece there that looks like a small display could be fit there.

Understood about not making changes while driving.
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I meant mounting it to the blank plastic panel directly to the right of the 12v socket. On my SE there is a vertical flat piece there that looks like a small display could be fit there.

Understood about not making changes while driving.
Just went out and saw what you meant. Never noticed it. Unfortunately, the cable is not long enough to make that run the way I ran it through the bottom of steering wheel hole to the accelarator pedal. Perhaps if you route it differently, you can reach.

Tomorrow I will pull the bottom trim panel underneath the steering wheel and check for you.

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I just mounted it on the underneath panel under the steering column so it's hidden, it's bluetooth so no need to have it out. I have the V6 XSE but I keep it on sport+ plus 4 pretty much all the time, the only time I might switch it is when the roads are wet.
For anyone that is thinking of buying this, I highly recommend it, might be the best thing you'll buy for your Camry.
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Since this came up, here's another option for a fraction of the cost



https://www.ebay.com/itm/Electronic-...d=232888540192



I have been using it on my SE for about 2 months and after trying different settings have settled on HH3. It's true as you increase the mode setting, sensitivity goes up a lot and higher settings will cause wheel spin and twitchy throttle.



But otherwise, it's been excellent, no difference in mileage either. If you don't like simply remove it in 5 mins or less.



SE does not have throttle modes, but higher throttle input causes shifting at relatively higher rpms and that helps with drivability around town. 4th and onwards the transmission is very responsive as it is.



As an aside, the product is housed in a box almost as nice as the apple iphone, must have drawn some inspiration haha


Seems like the TROS brand I purchased. In yours, do the HH settings are designed for manual transmission? Mine’s has HA-1 to 9 for automatic trans and HH-1 to 9 for manual. And if so why you use it on manual transmission setting?


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Seems like the TROS brand I purchased. In yours, do the HH settings are designed for manual transmission? Mine’s has HA-1 to 9 for automatic trans and HH-1 to 9 for manual. And if so why you use it on manual transmission setting?


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Never mind sorry for the dumb question. The Eittar do not have a HA setting. Anyway, that price is way better.


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I have to object to this, as the XSE's Sport mode give direct throttle response (as stated in the owner's manual and techinfo site).
I think you are interpreting the word "direct" incorrectly. It would make no sense for Toyota to design a different throttle for one model, especially if that model shares the same powertrain with other models.
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Since this came up, here's another option for a fraction of the cost

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Electronic-...d=232888540192
Is this the exact one you're using? The description says 2002-2005, and there's another one that says 2006-Newer.
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Just purchased the Pedal Commander. Instantly set it to Sport +2 just to try it and wow what a big difference, like night and day difference. I was able to pass those not doing the speed limit without waiting for the lag. Not tried anything past Sport +2 but I'll dabble around with it. Now to find a good hiding place as I gotta take the Camry in for the free 2 year no cost maintenance, as I don't need them asking questions. Can't wait to see how this does in the long run as this was only a half hour test.
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Does Pedal Commander increase fuel economy? I'm getting about 35mpg combined on my Camry'18 4-cyl

'18 Toyota Camry XSE
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Does Pedal Commander increase fuel economy? I'm getting about 35mpg combined on my Camry'18 4-cyl
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Guess we will see going forward. The product says it does but I don't have full data, so I can't say for sure. Maybe someone can confirm?
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If pedal commander increases fuel efficiency and makes the car accelerate smoother, why didn't Toyota just program the car to work as such? What is the downside here?
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Does Pedal Commander increase fuel economy? I'm getting about 35mpg combined on my Camry'18 4-cyl
35 mpg combined is not good enough? 🙂

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I was avering on my xse 4 cyl 29/30mpg before pedal commander and now aver32/33mpg on Sport +2. Today drove on Sport +4 and the car takes off faster, not jerky at all and quick from stop sign, red light or getting on freeway. Only concern is you need to watch speedo as before you know it, you are speed limit or exceeding it.

Going back to sport +2.
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From the consistently positive user reports, the only downside I see is the ~$300 cost and the risk of potential issues from Toyota on any transmission or electronic system warranty claims.
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If pedal commander increases fuel efficiency and makes the car accelerate smoother, why didn't Toyota just program the car to work as such? What is the downside here?
Because they want to standardize the response by using electronic throttle. They know their cars are driven mostly by families and older people so they limit throttle by adding what so called ''lag''. To me, i like the reliability of the car but not a fan of that nasty lag. Still young and want to enjoy the car but don`t want to compromise the reliability, choices are either get used to it or find a way around it. Dumb but that`s the truth on most of the Toyota cars.
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