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Toyota Owners (Beta) How To Videos - Lots of new ones

Discussion in 'Prius v Main Forum' started by Chazz8, Feb 3, 2012.

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  1. Chazz8

    Chazz8 Gadget Lover

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    I was just checking out my account at Toyota Owners (Beta) verifying that the Owner's Manuals links were working and I found lots of new (?) How-To Videos. I think they have been busy at Toyota USA.

    You may have to create an account and sign on to veiw them. But they have lots of great shots and information.

    Sorry about the BOLD text but it does not want to turn off after I pasted the big copy.

    Here is a link to Toyota Owners (Beta):
    http://www.toyota.com/owners/web/pages/home


    Overview (1 videos)

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Overview


    Audio System (13 videos)

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Adjusting Sound Qualities

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: AUX Input

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Bezel Controls

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Compact Discs

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Controlling an iPod

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Intro

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Making Calls

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Phonebook Transfer

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Programming Favorite Channels

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Registering a BT Audio Player

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Registering a BT Phone

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Selecting a Source

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: USB Port


    Basic Operations (9 videos)

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Adjusting Outside Mirrors

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Auto-Dimming Mirror

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Cruise Control

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Front Wipers and Washers

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Interior Lights

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Moonroof

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Personal Map Lamps

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Rear Wipers and Washers


    Climate Control System (6 videos)

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Climate Control

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Defogging the Rear Window and Side M

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Defogging the Windshield

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Dust/Pollen Filtration Mode

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Manual Controls

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Setting a Temperature


    Headlights (5 videos)

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Auto Off Feature

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Auto On/Off

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Fog Lamps

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: High Beams

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Operating the Headlamps


    Hybrid Systems (5 videos)

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Accessory Power Only

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: ECO Mode

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: EV Mode

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Intro and Starting Procedure

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Power Mode


    Instrument Cluster (4 videos)

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Backup Camera

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Energy Monitor

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Past Record

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Trip Information


    Interior Features (1 videos)

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Cargo Area Under-deck Storage


    Keys (2 videos)

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: 3-Door Smart Key

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Smart Key


    Safety Features (12 videos)

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Additional Safety Features

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Anti-Lock Brake System

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Brake Assist

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Electronic Brake-force Distribution

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Hill Start Assist Control

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Pre- Collision System

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Safety Connect

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Smart Stop Technology

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Star Safety

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius v: Tire Pressure Monitor System

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Traction Control


    Seating (5 videos)

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Driver Seat Only

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Front Passenger Seat Only

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Rear Seats Only

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Seat Adjustment

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Seat Heaters


    Steering Wheel (6 videos)

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Adjustment

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Audio Controls

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Climate

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Display

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Phone

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Trip meters


    Technology (2 videos)

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Parallel Parking

    • [​IMG] 2012 Prius V: Parking Lot



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    I was just checking out my account at Toyota Owners (Beta) verifying that the Owner's Manuals links were working and I found lots of new (?) How-To Videos. I think they have been busy at Toyota USA.
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  2. alz

    alz Junior Member

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    Toyota did the smart thing and hosted all of these videos on YouTube. You can see a full playlist here:
    Prius V - manual - YouTube

    BTW, has anyone compiled all the various Manual PDF files into 1 big PDF?
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  3. pakitt

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    Does one really need videos like these to operate a car? I mean, they actually say nothing you cannot read on the user's manual or even test it yourself...
    Instead of making videos they should listen to customers and take action (e.g. FM radio not working properly on Prius 3rd ten, knocking at cold, etc...)
    Shouldn't they?
  4. Chazz8

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    While one owner does not need videos like these, there will be another owner that does. I know you have seen some "simple" questions posted here on PriusChat. I have come to realized that Owner's Manuals are not always written well, and some people just don't read them at all.

    I say, shouldn't Toyota make nice instructional videos AND listen to customers.
  5. Quentin

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    It isn't like there is a meeting somewhere at Toyota and a whiteboard that says:
    What to do today:
    - Fix customer complaints
    - Make videos
    And some Japanese guy stands up and screams "MAKE VIDEOS!" and an 80s movie style party breaks out.
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    Do other cars have such videos? since when are videos needed to show people how to use cars of which they should take a bit of time to read the manual? I mean, you buy a xxk$/k€ car and in your busy, busy, busy life you cannot take 1 hour of your precious time to read the manual once?
    I still think videos, with this "depth" of content, are simply useless.
    If you cannot or don't want to read the user's manual of a car, you shouldn't have bought the car in the first place. If the manual is too complicated, complain to the customer service that the user's manual is crap. But I don't see the solution in videos (of this content quality)...
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    I believe most people are generally of the 'boobtube'. Be shown, not read. I mean, I remember in the 80s, people didn't know how to set their VCR clocks and have a hard time doing things without being shown how to do them.

    The other problem is mostly just people look at a big manual and don't want to read what they want to find out about the device. Which is all to common nowadays with 'simplicity'. Everyone wants things to just 'work'. Don't be surprised that the same applies across the way.

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    BTW, when you look at the US Toyota site for Owner Manuals... OI... It's hard to find things to read because not only is it broken down into section, it isn't in order of the manual, so it makes fall back references hard to find as you go, 'Is it this one? Or this one?' to find the section. And yes, I have looked at some of the manuals, and noticed that in some cases, it isn't clear on certain things, which was sort of annoying.
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    I find them useful as someone shopping for a new car. The spec sheet says it has this or that feature, and that is well and good, but the videos show exactly how it works. It was helpful in determining which options were useful to me and which were not.

    I watched practically all of them before I bought my 4Runner because it showed exactly how the feature worked without having to sit at the dealer trying to do it. The fact is that a lot of people cannot take what is on paper and translate it to completing the task.

    Again, I think you are being overly dramatic and hyperbolic by assuming that Toyota isn't working on quality issues with the vehicles and is instead making instructional videos.
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