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Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by Rodney O, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. Rodney O

    Rodney O Junior Member

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    I want to turn on the beep function when locking my 2007 Prius and the dealer said I will have to pay $49 for the tech to hook up the computer to turn it back on. Can I just buy a OBD ll scanner for around $69 and do it myself or do I need a different device? Please advise and thanks
     
  2. PriusGuy32

    PriusGuy32 Prius Driver Extraordinaire

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    You need a mini-vci obd2 cable and tech stream software to do that- it's about $ 35 or so.
     
  3. Rodney O

    Rodney O Junior Member

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    Thanks so much. Buying this will allow me to use it many more times for less then a service call!
     
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    PriusGuy32 Prius Driver Extraordinaire

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    You will love the mini-vci as much as you love your Prius :D Is the same exact thing Toyota mechanics use. You can see every piece of data/settings/systems in the Prius and change/read/interpret stuff for HOURS! (y)
     
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  5. Rodney O

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    That sounds great and I just ordered it off of Amazon for a whopping $26 including the software! The Toyota shop was going to charge me $45 labor to turn on the beep.......now I can do it and still have a scanner for future use. Thanks again.........I love this car and whenever I decide to trade I will be buying another Prius!
     
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    The Mini VCI is possibly the best investment you can make if you wish to work on your Prius. Bear in mind you will need a laptop "preferably an old Windows XP" to run the program. I added this because it is not mentioned in the above posts, and may not be self evident to other possible candidates reading this thread.

    John (Britprius)
     
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