Haynes Manual

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by PhilWray, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. PhilWray

    PhilWray Member

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    Hi All,

    I Have been looking for a Haynes manual for a UK 2007 Prius but the only version I can find is the US version (Product: Toyota Prius 2001 - 2008 (USA)) I have also read in the forums about dowloading the factory manuals but again only the US versions.

    Does anyone know if the two versions are similer enough that I can use the US manuals or if there is a source for the UK versions.

    I am currently in Malaysia and the 2007 version is not available here so the local dealers are not an option!

    Thanks

    Phil
     
  2. GrumpyCabbie

    GrumpyCabbie Senior Member

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    Not sure but I think this is down to cost cutting on Haynes behalf. I had a UK spec Jeep Cherokee and purchased a UK Haynes manual for it and was a little cheesed off to find that it was a reprint of the US Haynes manual. It was useful enough as those cars were pretty similar and there was a page at the front that indicated using data for the Canadian Cherokee as it was nearer the UK spec.

    I guess the same will apply to the Prius Haynes manual. The US version is near enough for most things and anything more complicated is unlikely to be carried out by a diy-er. In other words the Haynes manual is great for changing brake pads or the oil but wiring loom diagnostics is best left to the professionals.
     
  3. jdenenberg

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    The main differences between US and European Prii are:

    • Brakes -
      • You have 4 wheel disk brakes :)
      • US have drums in the rear :(
    • Gas Tank -
      • Yours is a standard tank :)
      • US has a Bladder :( inside the tank
    • Different option packages
    JeffD

    ps, You can download a Prius Technical Manual at:
    http://www.selidori.com/tech/prius/DOC/
    Use the 2006 (tech2006.rar) manual for 2007-2009 Prii.
     
  4. PhilWray

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    Thanks Jeff,

    Downloading the manual now.

    Looks like using the US data will be fine!

    Regards,

    Phil
     
  5. xs650

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    That's interesting, considering that Haynes is a UK company:eek:
     
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