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HOW-TO: Front bumper removal

Discussion in 'Prius c Technical Discussion' started by SquallLHeart, Apr 11, 2012.

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  1. SquallLHeart

    SquallLHeart The Techie Guy

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    direct from the repair manual:

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    so.. 5 screws, 3 bolts, and 2 plastic grommet things underneath the car.. and 3 clips at the top... that's really it.
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    thanks! how can I get my hands on a repair manual? :D
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    SquallLHeart The Techie Guy

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    spending a LOT of money... the books themselves cost a lot from the factory.. i just have the opportunity to log onto TIS at work.. :p
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    Mr Incredible Chance favors the prepared mind.

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    Why was the front bumper needing removal?
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    exactly how much and are they available for sale to the general public?
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    SquallLHeart The Techie Guy

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    i'm thinking in the hundreds of dollars for the official Toyota Repair Manuals.. which obviously includes.. EVERYTHING.

    you need to call (800)622-2033 and ask to purchase the Technical Manuals there.
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    Thank you! I'll call and ask what the exact cost is.
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    Mike500 Interessen-Gemeinschaft Prius

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    I checked. The three volumes are $600.
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    Thanks, Mike.

    hmmm... why??? Honda service manuals are only around $150.

    What are the 3 volumes that are available?
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    Mike500 Interessen-Gemeinschaft Prius

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    AsI recall, the Prius mnuas are Mechanical, Electrical and Suspension and Body. They are set at $200 each.
  11. SquallLHeart

    SquallLHeart The Techie Guy

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    Toyota manuals have.. EVERYTHING... seriously everything. wiring diagrams.. to parts or connector locations.. to disassembly, removal... installation of all the parts.. more thorough then anything else I know out there.
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    kkim,

    You might be better off calling Servco directly and checking with them regarding getting paper books. You can also access the manuals online via Toyota TIS. https://techinfo.toyota.com/techInf...1539875025?_pageLabel=ti_whats_tis&_nfpb=true


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    So do the Honda manuals... have you ever seen any of those?
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    Thanks, Ed. I'll speak with the salesman that I purchased the c and see if he can do anything for me. $600 for a set of service manuals is ridiculous. Guess they're trying to protect the service departments?
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    SquallLHeart The Techie Guy

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    well... it's also partially for the paper as well.. none of the service deparments really use paper book manuals anymore... everything is on TIS.

    which for like $10/day or something.. the public can get full access to it... it'd be cheaper than buying the books..
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    Yes, I saw that one can subscribe to the service manuals, but at $400/yr, it would make more sense to purchase them for a bit more and have a permanent hard copy.

    Come on... paper is not that expensive.
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    But you can get it on TIS for $15 for two days. Even if you had to pay $15 every time you needed to look something up (I don't know whether you can download a copy to your hard drive or not), it would take a lot for that to become more expensive than purchasing the hard copy. I mean, I get the benefit of having a hard copy, and I don't know what your intentions are in having the info, but that just seems far to steep when you can go the $15 route. Just my thoughts, though. It's your money, so you get to decide what its worth. :)
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    Well, my thoughts are that it should not be this expensive for a service manual to begin with.

    I always buy a service manual for every car/truck I own. Saves me from taking the car back to a dealer for anything other than warannty work or things I can read about beforehand that is beyond my ability to repair/fix.
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    We're definitely in agreement there! And good for you for learning and doing your own repairs. I was taught zero about cars growing up, and don't have the confidence to take apart/put together my own car for fear of destroying it :rolleyes:
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    That is why they are expensive, so you wouldn't do that!
    There are some supposedly factory service manuals sold on e-bay which you can download but I tried one and found it to be less than desirable.
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