2011 Prius Shop/Repair Manuals in PDF

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  1. johndrake

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    I was interested in getting the kind of manuals for my 2011 that I saw someone uploaded in one of the other threads for the 2010. If anyone has access for the 2011 material I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks!
     
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    Don't think there's separate publication. The 2010 book would be applicable through 2015, apart for some cosmetic differences.
     
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    There are definitely separate versions by year on TIS. It would be hard to say how significant the differences are without a lot of hard study. With the refresh coming between 2011 and 2012, you might be relatively safe using a 2010 for a 2011. I can personally vouch for significant wiring diagram differences between '10 and '12.

    IMO you're best protected from unpleasant surprises if you make sure to use the docs for your exact year.

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    Thanks, guys. Any idea of where I could start? I think I remember a 'pay for access' somewhere within Toyota, but I don't remember where it was nor whether it was just for Toyota techs.
     
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    Yup, it's techinfo.toyota.com and you get two days' access for $15, or a solid month for $75.

    When I first got my Gen 3, I did the $75 option to cover all the questions I was sure to have in the first month. Since then I just occasionally pop in $15 when something especially baffles me (like the C1451 I was getting last week). If there's nothing that pressing, I just wait till I have four or five unanswered questions, and clear them all up for one $15. :)

    There's a lot of stuff on there, by the way. It's not just your manuals and wiring diagram (plus those for any of your friends' Lexus, Toyota, or Scion rides of any year), but also all service bulletins, recalls and warranty extensions (including the dealer instructions on how to do the work), "quick technical guides" on lots of topics, and for anything you'd like to learn about in real depth, the texts for all their "University of Toyota" tech training courses.

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    Cool. It sounds like it's well worth the money. I'm going out of town for a couple of weeks, but when I get back I think I'll give it a try. Thanks!
     
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    Hello ,
    I don't know exactly your model in US , but for ZVW 30 is here :
    carinfo
    slow download -> capcha -> attention for comercials ... and so on .
    It's about 8000 pages . I never used it yet because I found better tutorials on youtube for simple maintenance .
    Maybe you can find in same place for you , or there are some similars things with your model .
     
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    i don't have enough post to put a link - it's on club-toyota romania user john_seba
     
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    He mentions in his intial post he's found the "2010" Repair Manual in another post, think he's good.
     
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    I am going to attempt to troublshoot and repair my car at home. I'm looking for the technicians manual that a toyota technician would use. something in depth enough for a head gasket replacement or water pump. I'm happy to pay money for such a manual if anyone could direct me. I read the reviews on the Haynes and was not impresesd.
    after seeing several people describe the Toyota manuals that you pay per day or month I figured that sounds good, but dang thats expensive. and if there is no way to download that it seems costly at $75 per month, I think I'll need more than just a day or two, and especially if something goes wrong later i guess i would have to pay more later?? any suggestions before i spend the money? thank you.

    maybe I should just do the one day and take pictures of the entire job with my cell phone? I also want to make sure I get all of the Torque specs as well.
    any help is appreciated. cheers
     
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    You might check your local library to see if they have repair manuals available online. My local library has the Chilton's repair manual for the Prius. I just enter my library credentials and I can view just about any vehicle repair manual.
     
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    You may download the most - they are pdf files mostly. I suggest to try for one day and you will see. (I got the electrical wiring diagram in an hour.)
     
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    Haynes and Clifton are good manuals. They are a little harder to understand if you have no experience though.
    You can get a shop manual from Toyota, or you can look on ebay or amazon, or just do a standard internet search.
    They do cost, but well worth the money. I'm certain you will use it in the future...

     
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    See the Wiki page: Toyota Service Information and Where To Find It | PriusChat
    I’m not aware of anything that prevents saving or printing the pages from techinfo.toyota.com, but they don’t provide a one-click download of the entire manual for offline reading. For most newer models (definitely including 2010 and later), the manuals are in HTML format with PNG images; they aren’t PDF documents, though the earlier ones were originally issued in that format.
     
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    I'm talking about a book you hold in your hands.
    Also, you can "print the page" or "save page as" a PDF.
     
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    A publication initially published as a pdf tends show it, in better presentation. The "progression" from 2nd gen to 4th gen Repair Manuals is telling: 2nd gen has clear line art illustrations, and succinct but thorough descriptions and instructions. 3rd, not so much. 4th, pretty much a "mail-in".

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