1. Welcome to TRD Forums! A community for Toyota, Lexus, and Scion Enthusiasts. To enjoy all the benefits of the site, we invite you to signup.

Corolla LE to S interior swap

Discussion in 'Interior' started by 1337Rolla, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. Offline

    1337Rolla oh my

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    3,979
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    748
    Corolla LE to S interior swap

    Old interior: Tan fabric with tan roof
    new interior: Black fabric with light charcoal (creme) roof

    Well, I finally did it! Still waiting on a few parts but the project is mostly done. Almost everything is a direct fit. I also added the standard toyota relay for my fogs that sits way up in the dash while I had it apart.

    Apparently my post got edited wrong or something.. anyway, almost everything fit except the rear frame brace. Awesome to have an S now :)
  2. Offline

    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

    Message Count:
    10,948
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    568
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Vehicles:
    07 Lexus IS350, 04 Lexus IS300
    How much did all the parts run?
  3. Offline

    RinconRolla98 Well-Known Member

    Message Count:
    1,533
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    248
    Location:
    Rincon , Puerto Rico
    Did you change the steering wheel out ??? and if you did where did you get one from ???
  4. Offline

    1337Rolla oh my

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    3,979
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    748
    pulled everything from a wrecked rolla.. $900 project.
  5. Offline

    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

    Message Count:
    10,948
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    568
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Vehicles:
    07 Lexus IS350, 04 Lexus IS300
    Damn, now that's what I call dedication! :D
  6. Offline

    WhitePearl New Member

    Message Count:
    76
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Dam, Im jealous! Post Pics!:D
  7. Offline

    1337Rolla oh my

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    3,979
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    748
    will do here in a few days!

    waiting for some good morning weather for a photo spot I have picked out. :)
  8. Offline

    JspeXAE102 Active Member

    Message Count:
    4,850
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    群馬 日本
    That's a huge wad of duckets!
  9. Offline

    SD_S New Member

    Message Count:
    328
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    SF, CA
    I know that feeling it awesome to have a S interior
  10. Offline

    1337Rolla oh my

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    3,979
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    748
    parts from the car was only about half that price, the rest is parts I've had to buy elsewhere. Also the parts came from an auto, so I have a center armrest that sits a bit too high (although now I get a rear power outlet too). I can only shift using the ball of the shifter at the top, with the old armrest you could shift using the stick or the ball.

    The wire for the rear power outlet just sits taped next to the ebrake and is all prewired and ready to go. As I've said before the rear frame brace doesn't fit correctly because the rear seat pan is actually shaped and drilled differently for the S model.
  11. Offline

    1337Rolla oh my

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    3,979
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    748
    got some pics finally!
    [IMG]
    [IMG]
    [IMG]
    [IMG]
    [IMG]

    Only thing that gives it away is the badge on my trunk!
  12. Offline

    JspeXAE102 Active Member

    Message Count:
    4,850
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    群馬 日本
    looks nice.. how hard is it to yank the dash off?
  13. Offline

    1337Rolla oh my

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    3,979
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    748
    worst part is cutting some pieces of tape that hold wire harnesses to the dash plastic. other than that it wasn't that bad. after the tape was off had to remove the fuse panel from the left side of the dash & left air vent. pulled a few more screws, then got the dash off with quite a bit of tugging and pulling. Once off you gotta unscrew the main wire junction box for the car (like 6 connectors) and the vent piece that goes to the defrost grill. After that the whole dash should come out. assembly was the reverse, then I got to re-tape the harnesses back in place.
  14. Offline

    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

    Message Count:
    10,948
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    568
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Vehicles:
    07 Lexus IS350, 04 Lexus IS300
    OMG that looks so sexy. I want an S interior too!
  15. Offline

    Legit01Rolla Active Member

    Message Count:
    1,131
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    38
    nice work man!!!
  16. Offline

    Vibe New Member

    Message Count:
    2,436
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Queens, NY
    finish him! flawless victory.

    very nice. looks exactly line mine with a silver head unit lol. i noticed you have a free 12v by your center dash. does anyone know a cool 12 light mod?
  17. Offline

    1337Rolla oh my

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    3,979
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    748
    you could try the same trick I used in the other thread for the clock. put a tiny piece of red film between the clear sleeve and the light bulb.. I'll try it myself today and see how it goes (can't see the color very well until after dark)

    done! too easy, what is that 20 minutes?

    1. pull the lower panel off
    2. remove the wires & bulbs, twist the cigarette lighter bulb then it comes right out, pull out the metal part of the lighter.
    3. remove the clear plastic ring, place about an inch long piece of red plastic in there and reinstall the clear ring.
    4. remove the green piece of rubber from the light bulb (so now it is white and will appear red with the film)
    5. reassemble.


    haven't been able to test the color yet since it wont be dark for another 10 hours but I have a feeling it will work as expected.
  18. Offline

    DOT. Noypi ako!

    Message Count:
    1,438
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    318
    Location:
    172.0.0.1
    And the hubcaps!:)

    Nice conversion!:)
  19. Offline

    Vibe New Member

    Message Count:
    2,436
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Queens, NY
    nah i meant something to plug into the 12v socket
  20. Offline

    1337Rolla oh my

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    3,979
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    748
    ahh. I have the cigarette lighter sitting in my center box because I don't use it. Instead the front power port gets used for my GPS, the rear for my radar detector.
  21. Offline

    Vibe New Member

    Message Count:
    2,436
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Queens, NY
    oh i have those two things too but i got a two in one power socket for them both since i wanna use my cup holder at all times
  22. Offline

    dward3 Well-Known Member

    Message Count:
    494
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    568
    Location:
    Phoenix
    Nice interior, 5 speed too. How many miles do you have on your corolla?
  23. Offline

    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

    Message Count:
    10,948
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    568
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Vehicles:
    07 Lexus IS350, 04 Lexus IS300
    Still needs wheels. But still very clean.
  24. Offline

    1337Rolla oh my

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    3,979
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    748
    just hit 61K.
  25. Offline

    Denver Rolla 98 impreza

    Message Count:
    2,887
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    488
    Location:
    Lakewood, CO
    and look at those air bags... sexy... god you must of had to ship them, did they come in a mopar box... :)
  26. Offline

    1337Rolla oh my

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    3,979
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    748
    sounds like an inside job to me :cool:


    ok, I'll admit it. denver rolla went through the trouble of helping me and got me the airbags from a local junk yard!

    thanks!!!!
  27. Offline

    Denver Rolla 98 impreza

    Message Count:
    2,887
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    488
    Location:
    Lakewood, CO
    what can I say... when its the ONLY set in the country and I go down there every weekend... its not all that bad...
  28. Offline

    vortex Well-Known Member

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    4,076
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    738
    Location:
    Westminster, CO
    i'll admit it... im jealous. :)

    i may still do this, however i'm still considering getting rid of the rolla
  29. Offline

    MacktasticSlick TRD whore with 36,000 posts, bitch

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    36,587
    Likes Received:
    2,261
    Trophy Points:
    61,028
    Super mega thread revival. Damn that's a good looking interior.
  30. Offline

    crolla "Wait did I just lose to a corolla?"

    Message Count:
    494
    Likes Received:
    70
    Trophy Points:
    238
    Location:
    Maryland
    Vehicles:
    ZZE110
    I copped the front seats from a wrecked S i saw at the junkyard today

Share This Page