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Brand new Prius II

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by kenith, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. kenith

    kenith New Member

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    How to open the PASSENGER DOOR without taking the key out? I just found out a Prius II won't do that.

    I would like ALL of the doors to open from the passenger side (that's the side that faces the way I enter my car port and where I stow my purse) without taking the key out of my purse. I thought I understood how to make that change using the key, but it didn't work.

    My phone just rang -- it was my dealer asking me if everything was okay. He tells me that the Prius II won't allow the setting to be changed to open the door on the passenger side first. I'm leaving the post in case another 2018 Prius II owner has the same question.
     
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  2. RCO

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    Hello and welcome to Prius Chat. I understand your problem but unsure how to resolve it for you. UK models are different from American, so I'll ask @Prodigyplace and our Canadian Moderator @Tideland Prius to see if they can help you. Good luck.
     
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  3. Prodigyplace

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    Your Prius 2, like mine, only has the SKS sensor for the drivers door. I have set mine to unlock all doors when I use it because I frequently put things on the back seat.
    When I am going to open the rear hatch, I quickly unlock the doors first. Otherwise the button will not let you open it.
    I wanted a car with a spare tire and I thought the price difference between a 2 and a 3 was not worth it to gain 3 door SKS.
     
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    congrats and welcome!

    unfortunately, correct. you could add the 3 door system, but it is a ton of work, even for the advanced electronics diy'er.

    a poor workaround is to set the drivers door to unlock all doors, touch the drivers door first, then walk around to the now unlocked passenger door.
    all the best!(y)
     
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  6. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    From the passenger side, you can't because the Two only has the smart key system on the driver's side. You can change the setting to unlock all doors from the driver's side (default is driver's side only) but you cannot open any of the other doors without pressing the UNLOCK button on the fob first or touch the driver's side handle (once you've changed the settings).
     
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  7. Mendel Leisk

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    I really wish Toyota would adopt the 3 door smart touch on ALL levels. You get more bees with honey.

    (I see Toyota Canada's similar: base level is driver's door smart touch only.)
     
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    Unfortunately, base levels, as with all products tend to have fewer balloons, bells and whistles.
     
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  9. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    Yeah but that would raise the base price and the base price is usually the most sensitive to price increases. (When we asked about the $500 price difference between the Two and Two Eco, Toyota told us that it actually did matter even if *we* could spring for the extra $500, there are people that won't or can't so they have to consider the pricing structure carefully).

    On something like the Camry, it's a bit easier. You can see that Toyota Canada introduced the new Camry L trim level to sit below the LE (The US has had the L trim level for one generation now). The volume seller is the LE with the Upgrade Package (In the US, I think the SE is the volume seller). That being said, I've seen a number of XSEs here. The LEs I've seen were all rental cars.
     
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