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Conversion of Toyota Harrier Dashboard from Japanese to English

01/29/2009 5:40 AM

i have a Toyota harrier from japan every thing is written and spoken in Japanese, How do I convert the frequencies of the radio and TV to American frequencies and LCD control system to English. Bearing in mind that the harrier and the Lexus are the same.

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01/29/2009 12:38 PM

I'm definitely waiting to see what people come up with. It's a very interesting problem short of loading new software. (if possible).

Have you considered learning Japanese?

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01/29/2009 1:26 PM

You beat me on that one. GA.

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01/29/2009 10:52 PM

Did you contact a toyota dealer? maybe they know a button combination to switch language, but ussualy in Japan when it is made for the Japanese market it is really just made for the japanese market.

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Re: Conversion of Toyota Harrier Dashboard from Japanese to English

01/29/2009 11:40 PM

it may be possible to switch a US instrument cluster.

Most likely the body control computer and wiring are different as well.

Is this version used with an english dash in another market?

Hong Kong? Singapore? Australia? etc.

depends a lot on which year and version you have.

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Re: Conversion of Toyota Harrier Dashboard from Japanese to English

01/30/2009 3:29 AM

If it is a 1st or 2nd generation Harrier then a Lexus of the same year and drive train configuration the dashes would change out.Good Luck.

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01/30/2009 8:35 AM

I would love a car that spoke in jap, you could sell it for a premiun dont you think and then just buy a new lexus.

Dont you think it would be easier to get a phrase book and learn the handfull of phrases used in the car, i mean your smarter than the car right, you can learn faster?

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01/30/2009 9:34 AM

I agree with Spot. If this type of car were my cup of tea I would pay a premium to have one that spoke japanese. I've been looking for a talking alarm clock that tells time in japanese (but dosen't look like a cartoon character) for years. As a matter of fact, I have my Navigon GPS speak to me in french just for the hell of it.

I'm an english speaking NYC boy. Vive la differance!

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Re: Conversion of Toyota Harrier Dashboard from Japanese to English

01/30/2009 9:43 AM

Does the Harrier have a CD player? If so, get the CD from Rosetta Stone, and teach that car to speak English.

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Re: Conversion of Toyota Harrier Dashboard from Japanese to English

01/30/2009 11:04 AM

Does it try to dive to the left hand side of the road periodically?

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Re: Conversion of Toyota Harrier Dashboard from Japanese to English

03/03/2010 5:09 PM

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Re: Conversion of Toyota Harrier Dashboard from Japanese to English

05/10/2010 11:10 AM

Check this site for Language and TV conversions for the Harrier

http://www.soarer.tv/Harrier/

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