Coastal EV Mod Install - Video

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by ThunderJon, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. rokibler

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    It's the first page of this thread.
     
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    Hi rokibler, thank u 4 your interest in Y Yoga Movie. Here is the link. YYogaMovie.com. We have been asked to screening it at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Hope u enjoy it. namaste, Arthur
     
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    Mine took about 1-1/2 hours on my 2004 mainly because the harness was much shorter than in the video. I had less than two inches to work with. After lots of prying with a large screwdriver I got them separated enough to get the taps on along with skinned knuckles and miricallously not pulling out any of the wires because it worked. Part of the time was spent coming back in and reviewing the video from time to time which was a great help. I'm an old guy and had to put a cushion on the ground to keep from getting cramped up. Naturally lots of light helped to see.
    Thanks, Bud
     
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    The link in the first post doesn't seem to be working anymore - it says "video not currently available". Is there any other web site that still has the video available? Thanks.
     
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    I got the same thing today when I tried to look at the video.
     
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    yes i couldn't see the video either


    Can somebody please put the link back up or maybe email me the video
    if it's short?

    email is: [email protected]

    thanks
     
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    I would like to see this video as well, if its still available
     
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    Second the motion to see the "lost" video. Has PriusChat lost it or won't they carry it on their server??!!:rolleyes:
     
  9. addjames

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    The video link still isn't working.

    I would love to see this video.

    Please put it back up.

    Thanks
     
  10. Hman

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    Thunder's video is gone. Coastal says they have one on their site, but I couldn't find it. Considering Toyota could void the battery warranty and no one seems to get any mpg gains, why bother?
     
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    I just installed the Coastal-Tech EV-Mod today. The prep work was reading many posts and convincing myself I was ready and would not *&^%$-up my car.
    The directions from Coastal-Tech provide step by step pictures and instructions, which were accurate and easier to understand and follow.
    It took longer for me to re-read the directions and gather the tools than it did to actually install the device. (about 15 minutes)
    I did see the video months ago online, but the pictures and instructions were all I really needed.

    I considered filming it, but never got out of the car after gathering the tools.
    I also installed the Coastal-Tech NAV lock-pick (under driver’s seat) which was a no -brainer, I am hoping the full lock-pick 3+, "dissect the centre console" instructions are as straight forward and successful.
    Any helpful hints or cautions would be appreciated.


     
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    hey friends: video is not available 2/16/09. I got EV controller for 08 Prius and was hoping to see video.

    thanks
     
  14. Lloyd9

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    The origional video has been unavailable for a few months.
    However if you have the printed instructions from Coastal, it isvery easy and just as the instructions indicate.
    I also installed the Coastal Lock-Pick3 and again the instructions are very good.
    Go for it, you will be surprised how easy it is.

     
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    can someone help me install the ev mod?
     
  16. Lloyd9

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    have you purchased the ev mod from Coastal?
    Electric Only Mode
    if so, they ship with detailed instructions. follow the instructions and you will be fine. very easy. If you need instructions, I can post.
     
  17. Lloyd9

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    I have uploaded the instructions as an attached PDF.

    Easy to follow instructions.
     

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    Video is no longer available!? :angry:
    I have a 2008 Prius and looking for help with the installation of EV mode. I have considered the "add a wire or two" method but somehow I do not feel thew writeup has all the info. I have disassembled the right front dash, found the connector and the 'missing pin' location, but could not separate the steering column cover without risking braking it - at least this is how it felt.

    So now I am looking at the coastal EV mod.

    Any advice? Is this mod really worth the effort or we want it because we don't have it?
     
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    that's exactly what i was wondering. haha
     
  20. plug-it-in

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    I found the instructions for the coastaltech package on-line. Comparing it to the 'add a wire (or two) with a SPST switch' I am now certain that the pin location where the control wire goes is correct (pin 27 on the lowest grey plug.).

    The Coastal solution is neat - it hides the modification well. Unless the service guys need to open up the dash, Toyota would never see the mod - I am thinking of the warranty here! It is also easy to install.

    Still the question remains - it is worth the effort?
     
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