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I've got an idea, it should be really simple for someone to do. I just don't have the time right now to design it.

Ok, I like seeing my avg gas, miles left in tank and time, but I hate having to press the button and try and drive, so my idea is, the display button for the gas/time is just a switch, what if you wired up a timer circuit, that would press the button ( short the button connections) at a set interval like 3 or 5 seconds, and have it scroll through the readings. Make a main switch on lower left by the traction control switch to turn it on or off or even with a variable switch to change speeds. Holding the button would still work, and it needs to be able to deactivate for clock setting, also not kill the battery while ignition switch is off. Toyota you read this? should only cost you a dollar or two to add this, and save someone form getting in an accident.

And while your at it, make a varible wiper!

Just my idea.
 

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I've been looking around when I get a chance, The circuit to press the button should be similar to a circuit for a variable wiper. Instead of a wiper motor its a switch it activates intead.

http://www.techlib.com/files/wiperkik.pdf

The pdf shows a circuit for the wiper and should be easily made into system, get a vairiable dial with a on and off switch built in to deactivate the circuit, and since the original button can be left in place, that will function normally as well.

No while I've got variable intermitant wipers going, I found this. http://www.miata.net/garage/int_wiper/index.html
He takes a miata control stalk and puts a variable resistor in it to make it well, variable. Our scion should have the same fixed resistor speed, and should be easy to make the mod. Anyone have the tech/svc manuals that can make a scan of the pages needed?

Now the rear wiper could also use it but a ready made cicuit is here http://store.qkits.com/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=398&CFID=4561110&CFTOKEN=41371946

got to head to work now.
 

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And while your at it, make a varible wiper!
Just my idea.
I hear this. That is the one thing I don't like about Toyota is the intermittent wiper. It should be variable so you can change speeds.
 

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ok the topic of wiper speed i think the wiper stem from the matrix will fit our cars. I believe it will plug right in. i was going to look into it. it was mentioned on another forum i'll try to find it.
 
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