Most Obscure Prime Facts (Way Out There)

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  1. bisco

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    blow up spare!:p
     
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    How do you know? Do you have a picture?
     
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    I should start saving photos/links lol. I lost track of which article it was from but it's from one of those that I linked to in the Prime thread.

    Judging from memory, it's on the driver's side.
     
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    Back to the OP: Apparently you can adjust the amount of amperage charging. Page 123 of the owners manual. In case you don't have a dedicated outlet.

    Also on page 268 you can have the Toyota dealer program the key fob so the side windows roll down when holding the unlock button down.

    Unsupervised!
     
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    Notice about fuel

    ●For plug-in hybrid vehicles, fuel may remain in the tank for a long time and undergo changes in quality depending on the how the vehicle is used. Refuel at least 5.3 gal.(20 L, 4.4 Imp.gal.) of fuel every 12 months (refuel a total of at least 5.3 gal. [20 L, 4.4 Imp.gal.] over a 12-month period), as this may affect components of the fuel system or the gasoline engine.

    ●If the vehicle has not been refueled for a certain amount of time and it is possible that the quality of the fuel remaining in the tank has changed, “No new fuel has been added recently. Please refuel” is displayed on the multi- information display when the power switch is turned to ON mode. If the message is displayed, refuel the vehicle immediately.
     
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    Would be far nicer if the fuel warning message just suggested a road trip vacation. "The fuel in my tank is stale. Please take me on a long road trip ASAP and treat me to some fresh fuel too."
     
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    More of an obscure safety tip:

    Do not replace the right-hand side backup light immediately after the vehicle has been driven. The exhaust pipe may be extremely hot and touching the pipe will result in burns.
     
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    There's an outside viewable charging indicator on the passenger's side of the dash. Consists of three leds, page 104.
    Hybrid battery (traction battery) status

    ChargeIndicator (1).jpg
     
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    I thought that was the ejection seat.
     
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    Or "Get a life and get out more".
     
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    Or .......
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    You simply add a stabilizer to the gas - which will take you out at least a year before there is any chance of the gas turning to varnish.
    If someone has a problem beyond that you can always just refuel ½ way.

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    If one hasn't used gas for a year (and needs Sta Bil), then they really do need to get a life and go on some road trip.

     
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    If you don't use 20l of fuel in a year in a car with 25 miles of BEV range, you should have just bought a Leaf or similar.
     
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    Is the 12v air compressor goo pump for the tires new?
     
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    I believe the PiP had it.
     
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    SeaFoam will also work, though it takes more than StaBil(IIRC, 1oz per gal).
    Based on SeaFoam's MSDS, if you have E10 in the tank, you could just use diesel as the additive instead.
     
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    To reboot the 11.6" MFD, press and hold the AUDIO ON/OFF button for 3 seconds or more


    The "Preview" (route demo) button is gone from the route preview/overview screen. However, pressing and holding "OK" will start the demo mode. Press "HOME" to exit.
     
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