Last post on Jul 23, 2008 at 5:15 PM
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Toyota Prius, Performance Mods, Hatchback
#346 of 385 Re: 2008 auto door lock [rick294]
Sep 23, 2008 (7:03 am)
I have taken it to the dealer already, and one of them said it didn't have the particular feature. I was hoping someone out there might know a way around it. There was one guy at the dealer that say they could set it, I'll have to try him next when I go in for my 5k service.
I had look through the manuel and I didn't see page 489 regarding the door lock at speeds.
Thanks for all the help ppl!
#347 of 385 Re: Auto lock when driving [angel723]
Nov 16, 2008 (5:44 pm)
I saw a fix for that on one of the Prius parts websites. It looked like a simple plug-in and cost under $90. According to the blurb it locks the doors at 15 MPH. Not too bad of an expense if you have small children.
#348 of 385 Re: Trailer Hitch [labman1244]
Apr 10, 2009 (10:43 am)
100lbs is a lot of added weight just for the joy of hauling a bike.
Apr 19, 2009 (7:04 pm)
I saw an ad for pulse plugs (made by Pulstar) and was wondering if anyone had any experience with these things. They're suppose to improve fuel efficiency, but they're pretty expensive.
The only discussion I've seen on the internet about them was on muscle car enthusiast forums. They were more concerned about hp gains, hardly mentioned gpm at all.
#350 of 385 Re: Pulse Plugs [maxwell_]
Apr 19, 2009 (8:03 pm)
I think it was Phineas. T. Barnum who said, "a sucker is born every minute".
Which goes hand-in-hand with the old proverb, " a fool and his money are soon parted".
Spark plugs are most probably the least important component in the ignition system. That is, you could use almost ANY brand of spark plug and get almost the same result. Some plugs are different in that they offer resistance to radio interference, or platinum tips for long life.
But a basic spark plug in the correct heat range will work just as well as a "super duper" spark plug costing X times MORE than a basic OEM plug.
SAVE YOUR MONEY!
#351 of 385 Re: Pulse Plugs [maxwell_]
Apr 25, 2009 (1:14 pm)
6 days and only one snarky remark.
I think I'm taking this question somewhere else.
#352 of 385 Re: Pulse Plugs [maxwell_]
Apr 25, 2009 (1:23 pm)
Yea they are great plugs and I think you should buy them. You will get at least another 5 mpg by using them. There are you happy that you heard what you want.
#353 of 385 Re: Pulse Plugs [maxwell_]
Apr 25, 2009 (1:35 pm)
Hey Max, if you WANT to buy 'em, then BUY THEM!
Just don't expect them to take out the garbage, and fold your clothes.
They are JUST spark plugs!
If you are trying to get better mileage then make SURE the tires are properly inflated ( NOT 55psi ), and you by-pass drive thu windows.
Also, wear your tiny right foot for the accelerator.
I am not one who thinks everything can be "cured" by taking a "pill". Life is more challenging.
Sorry for the "snarkyness". As Jack Webb used to say, "just the facts ma'am".
#355 of 385 Key FOB / Remote Starter
Feb 03, 2007 (5:50 am)
Last week I ordered my Prius 07 Pkg #6... I gave them the $500 as a retainer and they said it was in N.J. and they would have it bet Jan 30 and Feb 5th I hope that this is true. Anyway, I have two questions.
1. I live in Maine in Millinocket in an Apartment upstairs and I can see the car. I'd like to have a remote starter installed but have been told they won't accept one or will void the warrantie. I understand that they warm up fast but most mornings lately the temp is -10F. No big deal I can live without it I guess.
2. The Key FOB, was wondering how this would work under different circumstances. As an example I wanted to leave the air conditioner on in the summer while in a store or lets just say I had the FOB in my pocket and got out of the veh with the air on and forgot to shut it off. Would it lock itself or can I lock it while it's running.
I presently have a 2004 Silverado Crew Cab and two weeks ago I tried out the demo at the dealership and fell in love with it.