Thanks for the message.There are differences in the "standards" that determine how the air-bags "fire". In the US I believe they are "higher powered" and therefore small obstructions such as the grab handles don't make a difference. I found this when looking at seat covers, you basically cannot use the US versions of seat covers here in Australia as our air-bags don't fire with enough ooompf to burst through the stitching. Until someone comes up with an approved design the only option for front seat covers in Australia are the Toyota ones.
Just read this... could be off topic but basically I would say it's due to the differences in the air-bag firing and design between the two countries.
There's a pic on a thread I'm on showing the cover off the driver's side, and several more showing the US SRS system.
Be back with latest pic. See if it helps.
Yes, but the lower console switch panel has notches in the factory holes, which only allow certain switches in their respective holes.Yeah, I was just looking at this thread, showing the outer cover off, where you wired the roof lights down thru the pillar.
Got another question, un related about the postion of the oem switches, can they be moved around into different holes, putting the oem switches all on one row ?
leaving the bottom 4 for carlings, when i get my Spod...
My apologies for the irrelevant pics and bad link.
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The metal bracket visible in pic is the attachment point for the grab handles. The pic is from the second link provided above, which show how to remove the A pillar inside and outside covers. May be useful to determine if you have the mounting bracket behind the A pillar cover, or not. If not, be easy to add.
Again, apologies for irrelevant post. Hope this assists, in some fashion.
G'day.Yes, but the lower console switch panel has notches in the factory holes, which only allow certain switches in their respective holes.
These "notches" have to be ground/cut out (I cut with box knife, it's not as hard as the plastic on the factory holes next to steering wheel)
The notches also have to be cut to allow for Carling's.
I just so happen to have an extra console riding in my FJ. Hope pics are discernible.
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The long tab on the left of blank is there to only allow a certain OEM switch, and will have to be shaved to move around to accomplish this.
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Best to remove lower console panel for the surgery.
Another note, the switches on the left (right, in AUS?) on steering wheel can be installed with same surgery without dash removal, but plastic is harder and a rotary device (Dremel) works best.
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What time is it in AUS right now?