2012-2015 Prius Owner's Manual - Combined PDF! :)

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  1. m0dest

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    For whatever reason, Toyota decided it was a good idea to distribute the Gen III Prius Owner's Manual as 34 separate PDF files with incorrect page numbers, intended for viewing on a laptop with a DVD drive. (What year is it again?)

    I like to keep my owner's manual on my phone and tablet for easy access. To make that work, I merged all 34 PDF files into a single interactive PDF with links.

    Download it to your phone!
    The PDF is at this address:
    http://bitly.com/priusmanual

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    Features:

    • Single PDF file with all 640 pages (14 MB)
    • Cropped the pages to their original size for easier viewing on phones & tablets
    • Accurate page numbers (page 419 in the PDF is page 419 in the book)
    • Clickable/tappable links in the following sections:
      • Table of Contents
      • Pictorial Index
      • Gas Station Information
      • What To Do If…

    How to save it to iBooks on an iPhone/iPad:
    1. Open Safari
    2. Type in the address ( http://bitly.com/priusmanual )
    3. Wait for the page to load. It's 14 MB, so you might need to wait for 1-2 minutes
    4. In the upper-right corner, click "Open in…" and select iBooks.
    Notes:
    • This is the owner's manual for the 2014 Prius. But the manual is almost identical for 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 models.
    • This is only the owner's manual for the car. Not included: Quick Reference Guide, Entune guide, navigation / radio guide.
    • Interactive links in the PDF have to be manually added after merging pages. I've only added them to the high-priority sections above (as it's incredibly painful to add page number links in Acrobat). For other sections and the Index, use page numbers.
    Hope this is useful to you guys.
     
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    Awesome, great work!! Thanks... just downloaded.
     
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    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    Thanks. *Moved to Knowledge Base with permanent redirect*

    You just need 5 posts. Update the link after 5 posts and see if it'll become a proper link.

    Welcome to PriusChat!
     
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    Thanks.
    My paranoia concerning downloading anything over the internet precludes my taking advantage of your hard work.

    I do however fully agree with you. Disappointing that Toyota for some reason thinks bit part and scrambling the online version of the Toyota manual is a good idea.

    My Honda Fit had access to the full manual downloaded as a whole, page by page. It was nice.

    Toyota's "scrambling" of the manual I think makes usage and access more problematic.

    Thus forcing users like you to "make" what Toyota should be providing directly.
     
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    It's weird, I just downloaded a 2015 Honda civic owner's manual in pdf format. No hassles, no sketchy website. Nicely formatted with tabbed sections. And not so long ago that would NOT have been the case, Honda's JUST come around.

    It's really a head shaker, why manufacturers resist this. You've just laid out upwards of 30 grand, but "no pdf for you"?
     
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    Might vary from model to model..but my 2010 Honda Fit always had the full manual available. That was now 5 years ago.
     
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    Thanks! Someone created a single pdf for 2010. I just bought a 2015 and clearly things are different. I agree, i have the old pdf on my phone as well.
    I was looking at tackling the combination job, but was unlikely to get to it soon, and would have tried to match the links

    thank You!
     
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    Can't believe Toyota did not do this

    So glad you did, very helpful!
    Thanks much
     
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    For what it's worth, it looks like Toyota finally combined the manual into a single document for the 2015 Prius. I just downloaded the beastie from MyToyota, under the Resources / Manuals & Warranty section.

    EDIT: You might need to create an account, if you don't already have one, in order to access it.
     
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    If you google "Toyota Tech Info", click on first hit, click on "Manuals" tab, you can get your manual. The later years are available as a single pdf, some of the older books are a bit clunkier.
     
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    I'd love one for my 2012 Plug-In but will compile it from the 20 or so chunks on the Toyota site.
     
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    Yeah, sometimes they're a single file, but in particular the later ones are split up. To keep you coming back? o_O

    By comparison, Honda Canada: year, model, which manual did you want:


    Honda Canada
     
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    Great work, can't thank you enough!

    Is there any owner's manual for Japanese Domestic models?
     
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    Maybe Toyota Japan site, something like Owner's Resources??
     
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