Storing charging cable in the tight slot

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  1. yoyoman

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    Maybe I'm missing something and somewhere in the procedure. I have tried very hard to fit my charging cable into the tight slot but I think it is too tight for a thick cable (maybe is a 5AWG) to turn in side. So I left the cable in my truck in a mess.

    Can some please explain how to fit this cable nicely into this slot? I'm just afraid I will kink the cable in long run... wondering if Toyota has a lesson learn or corrective action database that we can put or suggest..

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    are you talking about the oem cable? did it come with the cable packed in there? can you post pics?
     
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    It's 12AWG. The way I saw it go in was spooled up in a circle (not a bundle) and dropped into the slot. It fit pretty easy.
     
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    It's the cable come with the prime


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    Can u show me your way with Picts. Thanks


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    I don't have one. I saw it on a youtube video. I looked at the cable in person and, IIRC, the one I saw was marked as 12AWG.

    What I saw was wrapped up in a circle about 12 inches in diameter.
     
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    Really.. it's a very massive cable. The insulation layer probably 1cm thick.. :)



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    I'm sure here we have many clever prius driver with very creative method...


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    I don't think it requires a clever method. As I said, I saw a video of someone putting it back there just after having wound it in a circle. He just slipped it right in there with nothing but gravity in a few seconds.
     
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    Ok. Let me try once I get home


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    Well if you can't fit your charging cable in there,here's an alternative what you can fit in,but the cable should fit actually!



     
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    Wrap it so the cable doesn't overlap itself. In other words it spirals inside of itself.
     
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    Sounds like when you pack for a trip everything fits in the travel bag...but on the way back it is just a pain.
     
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    That's much smaller then my PIP. I store my charger and a 50ft extension cord down there
     
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    I don't really know about passenger room,but concerning storage just about everything has become smaller on the Prime compared to its predecessor .
    Upper glovebox vanished !
    Glovebox below reduced to about the size of upper glovebox of gen. 3 .
    Not even talking about hight and width,even the depth of the trunk is smaller while the car its self has become significantly longer than gen 3 !
    Still think they messed up big time here !
     
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    The guy doing the walkthrough video of the hatch area, where he describes the pump and slime kit. Makes me cringe a bit. The reality of a puncture and using that kit, it'll pretty much toast the tire, the tpms, and possibly the rim as well? It'll be a mess. And may not even work.
     
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    I was able to roll up the charging cable and fit it into the slot last weekend when I went to Vegas. I just rolled it up and dropped it in there, wasn't too difficult for me. I do it again later and take a pic.
     
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    You forgot about the third gen under-the-hatch-floor tray, also gone. First time I saw that tray, it was whoa! In a good way.
     
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    I agree with you. I carry a plug kit because any tire slime makes a huge mess on your rim.
     
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    Yes I'm going to miss that too and underneath there is even another storage place,probably ment for a spare tire but doesn't fit one .
    Also gone in gen. 4 !
     
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