AJT Climate Knobs for the 5th Gen 4Runner

AJT Climate Control Knobs

AJT Custom Climate Control Knobs: An Easy DIY Interior Upgrade For the 5th Gen 4Runner

Are you wanting to add a little bit of style to your 4Runner’s interior? Well, how about some custom climate control knobs!

AJT Designs makes custom climate control knobs for a 5th Gen 4Runner with your choice of color:

  • Black
  • Red
  • Cement
  • Quicksand
  • White
  • Voodoo Blue

While everyone has their own personal preference for color, I opted for the cement colored climate knobs.

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AJT Climate Control Knobs - 5th Gen 4Runner

Not only can you get custom colors for the knobs, but also for the screws! Here are the colors you can get for the screws:

  • Black Oxide SS
  • Standard SS
  • Red Anodized Aluminum
  • Blue Anodized Aluminum

You can really tailor the look of your interior to be just like you want it with all of these options.

So how do you install the climate knobs?

The Install Process

Installing these custom climate control knobs is extremely easy. It only takes about 5 minutes and can be done without any tools at all. Let’s get started!

Step 1. Remove Old Climate Control Knobs

AJT Custom Climate Control Knobs: An Easy DIY Interior Upgrade For the 5th Gen 4Runner: Step 1. Remove Old Climate Control Knobs

To do this, you simply get a good grip on the climate knob and pull straight back. It does take a bit of force, so don’t worry about breaking something. Just give it a good backward tug and the knob will come right off.

Step 2. Swap Out Red Indicator To New Knobs

AJT Custom Climate Control Knobs: An Easy DIY Interior Upgrade For the 5th Gen 4Runner: Step 2. Swap Out Red Indicator To New Knobs

Pull the red indicator out of the old climate control knob and put it in the new AJT climate control knob.

One thing to note is that the center “AC” knob has a different indicator than the other two knobs, so keep this indicator separate from the others.

Step 3. Align & Secure Control Knob Into Place

AJT Custom Climate Control Knobs: An Easy DIY Interior Upgrade For the 5th Gen 4Runner: Step 3. Align & Secure Control Knob Into Place

After putting the red indicator into your new climate control knobs, simply align the control knob where it should go and push it on.

This is all there is to it! Simply do this process for all three knobs and you are good to go!

Overall Impression

AJT Custom Climate Control Knobs: An Easy DIY Interior Upgrade For the 5th Gen 4Runner: Overall Impression

These custom climate control knobs from AJT are pretty awesome. You can pick the color that best matches your style and that makes it all worth the money. The fit and quality of these knobs is very good as well.

They have a high-quality construction and finish that really stands out when you are handling them.

One thing I really like about these knobs is how much grip they give you. If your hands are sweaty or oily, you can easily grab these custom climate knobs.

Should You Get a Set?

You should absolutely get you some custom climate control knobs from AJT.

What better way to add some personality and customization to your 4Runner. At $50, these knobs aren’t a big break in the bank either and add just enough style to make your 4Runner stand out.

You will be sure to get some comments on your custom climate control knobs… I know I have!

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Heather Carberry
Heather Carberry
8 months ago

Hi! I recently purchased a 2021 4runner SR5 Premium and qant to do purple custom climate control knobs. Are you able to do other custom colors like purple??

Rod
Rod
1 year ago

HIGHLY disappointed that AJT doesn’t have radio knobs for 4RUNNER. I’ve got shift, transfer, and climate control updates… but no radio??? What are they thinking? WHY NO 4RUNNER radio knobs?

Brian
Brian
7 months ago
Reply to  Rod

I was in the same boat, I got all the other ajt control knobs for my 4Runner but they had no radio knobs, I couldn’t believe they didn’t have them either, then a few months ago I seen that they had them on their website finally and ordered a pair. I was excited until I got them and installed them. They fit but not very snug, so I sent him back and just put my stock ones back on, needless to say I was not happy with ajt designs in terms of how they designed those radio control knobs.

George V
George V
2 years ago

Installed the Red knobs/screws a couple of days ago, my .02 follows.
With the red knobs, the indicator tab can be a little difficult to distinguish during the day. It’s not a deal breaker for me, maybe at some point down the road some type of contrasting color or ‘thing’ can be added to the red knobs where the indicator slides in. I have a white paint-pen, maybe give that a try. The install is as stated above and only took several minutes (I took my time). Watching the video is always a good idea as well. The only hick-up I had was one of the indicators was a bit loose within the knob but it eventually went together. All-in-all, I’m happy with the knobs and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them for a bit of personal touch to the interior. Thanks!

Seppel
Seppel
2 years ago

Are matching audio control knobs available?

Stephen
Stephen
9 months ago
Reply to  Seppel

Update for you, they now provide audio control knobs. I’ve been keeping an eye on them because I had no intention on buying them without matching climate control knobs. At this moment in time they have the same colors available as the climate control knobs with the exception of “Quicksand”.

Treetop
Treetop
1 year ago
Reply to  Seppel

I asked the guys at AJT,,, said possibly!
The other thing to improve the looks would be a blackout vinyl overlay for the air flow display & temperature setting, to eliminate the silver background.

Clint Taylor
Clint Taylor
2 years ago
Reply to  Seppel

Currently, no…but hopefully we will have some in the future!

Heather
Heather
2 years ago

I see pictured above that it fit a 4Runner with the console screen in the middle, but on the AJT website, it shouldn’t fit that 5th generation Toyota.

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Brenan Greene(@brenan-greene)
2 years ago
Reply to  Heather

They don’t fit the limited 4Runner. Every other 4Runner, they fit.

Christopher G Sihler
Christopher G Sihler
2 years ago

I’d love to see a replacement for the 4-wheel drive selector on my 2012 limited

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Brenan Greene(@brenan-greene)
2 years ago

That’s a good idea for AJT as well.

Nicholas J Conley
Nicholas J Conley
2 years ago

How do they feel compared to the stock knobs?.. I love the satisfying feel and click of the stock knobs so wondering if these compromise the feel.

Chris
Chris
2 years ago

The click comes from the shaft the knobs are attached to, so that tactile click shouldn’t change at all.

Shaun Moore
Shaun Moore
2 years ago

After reading this I bought some and just installed them. Thank you! Got tired of the dab, boring gray.

Clint Taylor
Clint Taylor
2 years ago
Reply to  Shaun Moore

Awesome, glad you like them!

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