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Was washing my Camry today and thought I'd start a build thread listing all the mods I have done to it.

Just Another Camry: as of 3/28/2017
  • "Hey Siri, call my car" Remote Engine Start from anywhere in the US
  • 8 inch Android head unit with Tire pressure, Fuel info, and Steering wheel retention.
  • Back up camera with trajectory guidelines
  • Fitted leather seat covers
  • Side mirror turn signals with DRL switchback
  • LED tail light swap
  • DRL lightbar headlight swap with projector HIDs 5k
  • Continental TrueContact Touring All Season tires (amazing tires)

Planned:
  • Upgrade to 10.1 inch Android Head Unit
  • Amplifier install
  • Sound deadening/proofing all 4 doors


Updated pictures 3/20/2017





HID projector housing & bulbs




Leather seat covers



Parking Lights


Brake Lights



Android 5.1.1 Head Unit


Sygic Offline GPS


OEM Backup camera integration with trajectory projection - also automatically reduces volume when in reverse
 

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Ditto seat covers. Hard to find a brand people review as fitting we'll AND not tearing during install.

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I like that headunit..

did you lose some of the MPG info and other stuff from the OEM?
MPG and TPMS info are kept, but the app that displays the info doesn't look as good as OEM.


2 questions

1) how did you integrate the trajectory lines with the OEM camera?

2) what brand of leather seat covers are those?

Thanks!
Ditto seat covers. Hard to find a brand people review as fitting we'll AND not tearing during install.
1) Trajectory lines are automatically added to the backup camera display by the head unit

2) Clazzio is the brand. Mine was around $350 for the set, they look and feel great.

Looks great! Do the steering wheel buttons work on that head unit?
They all work as intended to an extent, but the left and right buttons do not work out of the box. I configured the left steering wheel button to open backup camera view even when I'm driving. My right button is configured to open music app quickly.
 

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I purchased it a while ago on eBay but you can probably find it cheaper on aliexpress. If you decide to buy one, I HIGHLY recommend you choose a unit with these features: 1024x600, Quad Core RK3188, Android 5.1.1, and preferably 2gb of ram. These head units cost around $300 to $500 which is about the cost of upgrading to premium Entune head units which completely pale in comparison to my unit.
 

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Installer told me the only part of the covers that are leatherette is center sections. Same way on factory.
I don't care. Those look good. Who'd you buy them from?

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I am looking at those lights.
How do they switch on? Via a switch?
The manufacturer said something about hooking them up to the fogs, which doesnt seem ideal to me.
Thanks in advance. :D
 

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I am looking at those lights.
How do they switch on? Via a switch?
The manufacturer said something about hooking them up to the fogs, which doesnt seem ideal to me.
Thanks in advance. :D
Yes. I got those Auer Automotive set for the 2012. Absolutely nice looking lights. Their install instructions look like the Toyo ones. THAT is where it ends!

Contacting them on ebay (cheapest way to buy) directs you back to their main site. Emails to them there gets NO response.
With Auer, I turned the headlight DRL off on the dash options. HOWEVER, the LED DRL do not go off when the headlights come on. NBD because they can legally be on. You are forced to use the dash button.
Problems:
The LEDs dim if you bright flash or put your brights on. Unnecessary cycling.

The fog light trigger on the relay does NOT know your marker lights are on. It will take a re-wire!! So, you have to turn lights on through the stalk, then push Fog dash button. Not what you want in the fog.
Indiana law requires that ALL marker lights be on when using fogs. Fogs on appear to lower the DRL intensity. WHY?
The fog off if the brights are on is a wrong cycle for what you legally are allowed to do. In Indiana you don't have to call them fogs, therefore they don't come under the four light rule--if you play it that way. You are allowed "one auxilliary driving light" (right fog?) and "one auxilliary passing light" (left fog?)
Since they use a two relay system, I have to figure what is triggering what.

All I asked was what colored wire (of theirs) does what. It's like it's 'none of your business.'
 

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MPG and TPMS info are kept, but the app that displays the info doesn't look as good as OEM.


1) Trajectory lines are automatically added to the backup camera display by the head unit

2) Clazzio is the brand. Mine was around $350 for the set, they look and feel great.
That's just front seats, right? Installed or loose?
 

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Car looks great!

I really really like the look of the headlights and grille... where di you get the headlights?

I wish there was some level of aftermarket support for the 2015+

Seats look great too... i was cobsidering clazzio, but in my research i found that clazzios are slip covers over the existing fabric? Is this the case with yours?

I saw a set of katzkins in person for a 2012-2014 and was really impressed with the quality and detail that goes into them... i checked and the seats are the same in the 2015+ model, all that is different is the stitching pattern.

I bought them and installed the passenger seat.. easy enough to install, remove old covers and just takes some time and a little patience to install the new ones and they look great.

Anyways being OCD i decided i would rather try and match the 2015+ factory pattern/stitch for a more OEM look (you can see the pattern difference in driver/passenger seat in below pic) so i am going to be putting these for sale in the classifieds. When i get the new ones i may do a DIY with pics.
 

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Was washing my Camry today and thought I'd start a build thread listing all the mods I have done to it.

Currently on mobile so it's difficult to format- I'll update this later. For now, here are some pictures.




HID projector housing & bulbs




Leather seat covers



Parking Lights


Brake Lights



Android 5.1.1 Head Unit


Sygic Offline GPS


OEM Backup camera integration with trajectory projection - also automatically reduces volume when in reverse
How did the headlights line up? Any big gaps or did they fit like oem.. looks good!!
 

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Well, I totally forgot I had this thread until after I washed my car today lol.

I recently added side mirror turn signals with white switchback DRL from MIT accessories and they look very nice on the car.


Here's my camry again after a wash:





@sethr

That's just front seats, right? Installed or loose?
I also had seat cover to the back seat. They are very snug, almost can't tell are aftermarket leather seat covers.
@John Quincy

The headlights were purchased from eBay. The leather seats have been holding very well. Looks just as good as it was 1 year ago.
@dospalos007

The headlights fit very well- like OEM.
 

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You still have Clazzio on the seats? I can't find those in two tone

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