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Toyota Prius, Navigation System, Hybrid Cars, Hatchback, Sedan
#76 of 126 Re: Home Link [jmoose]
Apr 29, 2008 (8:59 am)
Our Toyota Camry Hybrid's Homelink system works GREAT. Having said that I've had to assist another owner to get his to work with their garage door opener. Two things - I found you have to hold the buttons longer than you might think to get them to link AND if you have a rolling code system you have to engage your openers "learning" button (see part two - to the programming instructions). I'd be surprised if it doesn't work.
#77 of 126 Prius Dasboard screen in Japanese!
May 14, 2008 (3:17 am)
I'm new at this forum and I'm planning on buying a 2000 used prius, I am in Kenya, East Africa and most of the used cars come from Japan, it was ok with the older versions but with the Prius it has a dashboard touch screen, only problem is, it's in Japanese.
Is there a way to change the language? Maybe a chip chane? Or is it possible to purchase a whole new screen? Anyone faced with this problem before?
Any help is appreciated.
#78 of 126 Re: Failure of display screen [suirp]
May 15, 2008 (3:33 am)
Hi I live in Dublin in Ireland and I too have had a challenge with the Display Unit/Screen. They have quoted some 3500 euro for it to be replaced or 1500 euro for a reconditioned unit? So, there must be a manufacturing fault with this unit??
I have a June 04 Prius which has done just 28,800 miles. How did you get on with your Display unit problem?.........suirp.........from........JS.
#79 of 126 Re: Failure of display screen [jshrieves]
May 15, 2008 (4:38 am)
I still have not bought the car, going to view it today with the mechanic. The screen works fine on this car but it's all in japanese so can't understand a thing, and not sure how important is the info on the screen. 3500 for a replacement is way up there! 1500 for a recon is pretty high too. I heard that there is a special cable that lets you program the screen to another language, but that's a rumor for now.
#80 of 126 Re: Home Link [ohmygosh]
May 20, 2008 (7:04 am)
Almost all new (last decade or so) openers have rolling code technology. There is typically a button to push on the opener unit itself in order to activate homelink programming. On mine, it is under the cover that shields the light bulbs. The problem is that you usually only have a minute or so to complete the programming once you push that button which doesn't leave you much time to climb down off the ladder and get to your car to do the programming. I'm sure the manual says something about how to complete the programming if you have "ROLLING CODE" technology.
#81 of 126 Re: Failure of display screen [jshrieves]
May 21, 2008 (5:16 am)
Hi JS. You're right , there is a defect on the multi-display unit. Toyota detailed it in their Technical Service Bulletin EL002-05, January 10, 2005. A clever fellow has dissected a non-functioning Prius display unit and compared it to a working unit. Check out his website: http://techno-fandom.org/~hobbit/cars/mfd. He shows that part of the circuit board was re-engineered in order to remedy the problem. The article goes on to show how the unit could be repaired. This is an open and shut case for Toyota - a rep explained to me that as far as Toyota is concerned, the lifespan of that unit is 36 months or 36,000 miles. A cover-up like this is bad business. Shame on them.
#82 of 126 Dim instrument panel
Jul 01, 2008 (2:36 pm)
Even with the brightness turned all the way up, it is very hard to see the the speedometer reading with sunglasses, let alone the smaller lights in the forward instrument section by the windshield on our 2007 Prius. Can anything be done about this?
#83 of 126 Re: dim display [railroadjames]
Jul 01, 2008 (4:51 pm)
Please clarify how I can find the "prius websites" you refer to about getting a screen.
Jul 01, 2008 (5:14 pm)
My 2008 Prius did not come with navigation,so I installed a Garmin GPS system. Works just great
#85 of 126 Answering phone in the Prius
Jul 19, 2008 (9:49 pm)
I was wondering if anyone else is experiencing the following with their 2008 Prius. I got the car about 6 weeks ago and am slowly getting used to all the bells and whistles with it. My question is this, my phone syncs up perfectly when I turn the car on. But when someone calls me while I am in the car it rings twicw and then the call is answered without me having to do anything at all.
In my last car I had to push the pick up button and expect to do the same. Since the screen does not show me who is calling or the number I do not want tp pick up until I have an idea who is on the line. I'm not given that chance it just plain picks up and I cannot finr in the settings anywhere how to change this.
can anybody help? Thank you!