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Toyota Echo Accessories and Modifications

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  • Have the same car and the weapon-R , those hoses are part of the evaporative subsystem,had a hard time with them,cause they lighted up my engine check light when I installed them to the intake,I have being shooting emails to the manufacturer for better instructions,they don`t have them,on of the guys ask me to send a pic of the install to tell me if it was correct,I`m planning to do it this coming weekend,if I get any answer from them I`ll post it here.
  • kneisl1kneisl1 Posts: 1,685
    Installing things like this is an excellent way to cause all kinds of problems with your ECHO. Both now and in the future.
  • ahab3ahab3 Posts: 4
    Care to elaborate?
  • kneisl1kneisl1 Posts: 1,685
    Installing an oiled element air filter like the K&N will lead to your mass airsensor being plugged up with oily junk causing the engine drivability issues. You already know the trouble you caused with your air pipe.
  • ahab3ahab3 Posts: 4
    Tell you what,I inspected the mass sensor and it is as clean as a whistle,I will install the thing again after I get the hose routing right,and will post the results
  • kneisl1kneisl1 Posts: 1,685
    How long has it been downstream of the K&N?
  • mnmanmnman Posts: 27
    I installed a Rostra cruise on my '01 Echo, I love it, I also bought a used clock on ebay, plugged it right in, velcroed it into the small box, there still is enough room for a box of smokes next to it.

    I need to put a power hook up for my Garmin, I was thinking maybe a small plug on the side of the instrument cover. I make my own cabin filters from filters at work. Does anyone have thoughts on better brake shoes for the rear?
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,687
    The Rostra cruise on my '02 has me rethinking my whole mistrust of the aftermarket industry! It has served me faithfully for a number of years, and is very similar in operation to Toyota's own factory cruise system.

    Oh, and rear brake shoes? I am at 110K and my car has never needed replacement shoes, sorry.

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • mnmanmnman Posts: 27
    This has most likely been brought up before- but I am new to this forum... Is there any way to get int. wipers for the ECHO? I can't stand a long trip of having to constantly hitting the wipers. Man, if I had that... I'd have my cruise, clock, gps, wipers... a remote start would be nice up here in the north, but with a manual tranny, it seems too expensive.
  • kneisl1kneisl1 Posts: 1,685
    1 800 765 7100 (junkyard for Toyota parts)

    Ask for a interval wiper switch from an 01-07 Corolla.Or you coud ask for same from an ECHO. Note there are interval wipers and variable interval wipers. The whole thing is built in to the wiper switch. Three philips screws and the lower plastic housing aound the steeringcolumn comes off revealing the turn signal and wiper switches/arms. All built into one. The interval wiper switch/arm will plug right into where the non interval switch was. Plug and play! Also believe the switch from a Matrix will work.

    Oh almost forgot. You want a wiper switch for a car without fog lights!
  • dakedake Posts: 131
    Yep, what kneisl1 said... HERE'S my old post from earlier in the year with pics (scroll down for pics).

    I wanted variable spd intermittent wipers and the Echo came with just single-spd intermittent as an option. I have the Matrix switch on mine, and I'd wager that almost any Toyota wiper switch from those years will probably work. The extra knob for the rear window wiper doesn't effect anything.
  • Does anyone know where I can find a bra for my 2004 Canadian model Echo Hatchback? How about a bug deflector?

    Thanks!
  • echoecho7echoecho7 Posts: 4
    Hi,
    I am trying for last for weeks to figure out where is the VSS (vehicle speed sensor) wire located in my Totyota Echo 2001. Without any success. Please help me if you can
  • kneisl1kneisl1 Posts: 1,685
    Well the VSS SENSOR is located under the air cleaner assembly so I assume its screwed in to the transmission. Is this an auto transmission? So if you find the sensor youll find the wire. According to the manaual its under the air cleaner which has to be removed to get at it. Let me know what you find out!
  • mnmanmnman Posts: 27
    It has been a year since I put my cruise in, but I just looked at a wire diagram I have on the computer and it looks like a violet wire or a red/white wire. I found mine by the instrument cluster. I'm going up north now w/the Echo, I'm sure you know the cover to the cluster snaps out very easily... I can look closer if you need me to. Good luck, Mark from Minnesota (mnman)
  • mnmanmnman Posts: 27
    I checked for the wire that I used for the vss in my '01, it is violet/white colored and is in the right wire bundle going into the speedometer cluster.
  • echoecho7echoecho7 Posts: 4
    Mark,
    Thank you so much for taking time to check this. hopefully, i will be able to solve this "Cruise puzzle" this weekend.
    Thanks again to everyone who found some time to help!
    Lj
  • echoecho7echoecho7 Posts: 4
    yes, you are correct it is auto transmission.I found a sensor located on transmission , but there are 3 wires. which one to chose is the question now. Mark helped with answering
    this question (please see his reply), so I am hoping that this weekend I will be able to locate wire and finaly get cruise running.One more question: do i need additional vacuum canister for cruise for Toyota Echo?Already bought one but didnt installed yet...
    Thank you for your help and time!!!
    ~lj
  • kneisl1kneisl1 Posts: 1,685
    Try to get ahold of nippononly, he's installed cruise in his ECHO (manual trans though) so he might know just what to do. You can find his posts in the main ECHO forum.
  • echoecho7echoecho7 Posts: 4
    Sure I will. Thanks again for your help!
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