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Toyota Prius, Honda Fit Hybrid, Ford Escape Hybrid, Honda Hybrid, Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, Coupe, Hatchback, Truck
#149 of 186 Re: Winter storage [upstateny5]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Sep 08, 2010 (9:15 am)
Well in a few months the battery will be dead anyway, so you might as well leave it in there and just unhook it (the 12V battery I mean, that starts the car). Best thing to do is buy a maintenance-type battery charger, also called a "tender", which has a computer in it that maintains proper charge and then shuts on and off as necessary. If leaving an electrical device on there unattended for a few months makes you nervous, (presuming there is no one you can ask to look in on the car now and then) then at least buy a battery charger to re-charge the dead battery when you get back. Do NOT attempt to jump start a completely long-dead battery!!!
If the car will not re-activate itself, or start, even after you have recharged the 12V battery, you'll have to flat-bed it to the dealership.
#150 of 186 Re: Winter storage [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 08, 2010 (9:49 am)
Be sure to park it 'battery side out', so you can jump it if need be, or get a tow hook onto it and tow it if necessary.
However, a trickle charger or 'tender' as shifty references is the way to go. I leave one on my motorcycle all winter long.
#151 of 186 Re: Winter storage [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 08, 2010 (10:53 am)
Thanks - the battery would be stored in the house so it would not lose a charge (we have done this with other cars - no problems). Got nervous though when Toyota told me car would have to be reprogrammed if taking the battery out "lost its memory".
#152 of 186 Re: Winter storage [upstateny5]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Sep 08, 2010 (3:13 pm)
I see no reason to take it out. Get the "tender" and it'll stay charged and this will also prevent freezing damage.
#153 of 186 help with Nav question
Sep 09, 2010 (3:04 pm)
Hi - not sure if this question belongs here but I didn't get any responses under Nav.
I have a 2010 and my nav map shows icons for gas stations, restaurants, etc. I don't want these icons to show up but am having trouble removing them permanantly. Can anyone help with the instructions to do this?
Also, can anyone help me remove the split screen permanantly? Thanks,
#154 of 186 Re: help with Nav question [sas9]
Sep 10, 2010 (7:59 am)
A 2010 what? Toyota? Honda? Yugo? Have you no "Owner's Manual"?
#155 of 186 Glass Door Warning in 2010 Highlander Hybrid
Dec 16, 2010 (6:11 pm)
I recently got Glass Door warning Light but all the doors are closed. How to get rid of this
#156 of 186 Re: Glass Door Warning in 2010 Highlander Hybrid [hsk1]
Dec 17, 2010 (6:36 am)
Take it back to the dealership who will find the problem and repair it under warranty.
#157 of 186 Re: Glass Door Warning in 2010 Highlander Hybrid [hsk1]
Dec 17, 2010 (6:56 am)
What the heck is a "glass door"?
Jan 25, 2011 (9:50 pm)
Judging by the relatively low number of comments in this discussion, one could conclude that hybrids are quite reliable. Of course, the majority of hybrids are Priuses, but there haven't been a lot of complaints or concerns expressed about the other hybrids, either.