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Help With Gas/Brake Hand Controls?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dEknowmight, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. Mar 31, 2015 at 12:36 PM
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    dEknowmight

    dEknowmight [OP] Member

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    I'm in the process of trying to convert my 13' to use hand controls instead of the gas and brake foot pedals due to my legs no longer working.

    I have a couple questions I've been researching if anybody has any experience;

    First thing I'm wondering if any other members here have made similar mods for adaptive driving and detailed them here at TW? I have not readily found anything yet.

    I have seen a throttle control assembly for Jeeps that would be used during off-roading where a lot of gas-brake-clutch would be used. Does anybody know anything about these and could they be used for normal driving?

    Since my 13' is drive by wire (gas but not brakes I assume?) seems like I could tap into this and make a pretty simple throttle control. Maybe a cruise control mod?

    It may be worth noting that I do see plenty of handicap driving controls out there but they look terrible. I'd like to do something a little more OEM and awesome looking and working.

    Thanks for any input you guys can give.

    David
     
  2. Mar 31, 2015 at 3:09 PM
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    You might have issues getting your truck registered with "homemade adaptive controls." Check out EMC (Electronic Mobility Control). Products are made up here in Maine. Built with redundancy and ultra reliable.

    http://www.emc-digi.com/explore.cfm/aevitgasbrake/
     
  3. Apr 1, 2015 at 8:13 AM
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    Thanks guys. My search continues!
     
  4. Apr 6, 2015 at 1:32 PM
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    no luck to date so I suppose it's off to the mobility place soon to let them cut up my truck
     
  5. Apr 6, 2015 at 3:07 PM
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    I spent some time researching ideas for your needs to operate your Tacoma by hand. I couldn't find any DIY hand control methods that look safe enough to make me feel comfortable suggesting them to you.

    Here's a Tacoma with professionally set up mobility controls.

    2013-Toyota-Tacoma-Hand-Controls-3_845167b14d3eaee779191fd5a0dc83b4d2e23567.jpg

    Here's a different make/model vehicle that looks to have some quality/reliable mobility controls.


    741_13_full_1_be90b8a1d189c02d0a88dcf7b3925e0d96c085a3.jpg
     
  6. Apr 7, 2015 at 11:40 PM
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    My cousin has the same setup as this (more or less) in his chevy and has had it setup the same on his previous vehicles. I have driven with them a few times and feel confident with them. You can PM me if you want to and I'll try my best to answer any questions that you have.
     
  7. Apr 7, 2015 at 11:52 PM
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    I can't offer anything that hasn't been said but very sorry to hear OP. Glad to have you on TW though!
     
  8. Apr 8, 2015 at 8:26 PM
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    dEknowmight

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    Hey thanks for the info. I'd be willing to learn what not to do from the DIY methods that don't look to good. I may not use them but they may spark a better idea. May also be smart to head down to my local mobility shop and see what I can learn from them.

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2015

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