Storing charging cable in the tight slot

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  1. bisco

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    that second video should give yoyoman all the help he needs.
     
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    @yoyoman from your descriptions of the cable it seems you may have not received the correct cable for the Prime. Can you post a picture of it?
     
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    The 2nd video in split second already showing me how to. I think it will work and I just have to learn it. And the cable i have is correct with the blue plug and a bulky transformer/controller.
    Thanks everyone.


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    pleasure.
     
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    That's how a lot of cars are coming off the line now a days. I believe all the OEMs are starting to use run flats so you can at least make the temporary fix and then but a new $200 tire!

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    Really? Maybe I did not finish the manual yet. Is it true that all prime is installed with run-flat tire?


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    AAA + full size or compact spare is a necessity.

    I have already had a flat and was thankful that I insisted on a model with a real spare tire. I had to drive 150 miles to get home, and had the tire fixed the next day when shops were open.
     
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    The number of flat tires I've had on tires that were properly maintained in 31 years of driving is ZERO. I've had several that got slow leaks due to punctures and had to be repaired, but all of those would go at least a week before losing enough pressure that I couldn't drive on them.
     
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    Punctures are related to surface debris, not proper maintenance. Obviously you are an outlier. On the far other side of the average is a guy with a lot of flats.
     
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    Right. The only actual flats I've had were from improper maintenance. One was from a Ford Explorer that became unalignable and while the various dealers were trying to figure out the problem, it wore out the inside of the tire right through to the belts. I couldn't see it without being under the car.

    I asked around a little with family and friends, and most of them have had the same experience as I have - a few slow leaks but few or no sudden flats.

    I'm going to go with a compact compressor and a plug kit, and get rid of the goo and compressor Toyota provides.
     
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    Just luck. And maybe a lack of construction debris along your routes. I've had slow-leak and fast-deflating punctures. I'm mindful of tire pressures, and replace tires well before minimum tread depth.
     
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    To meander back on topic here's how I stored my cable plus a 15' 14gauge extension cord. They both fit in there just fine. It's a little tight but with some practice it should fit a lot better. IMG_2328.JPG


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    The cord for our SAE J1772 charge cable has four conductors, two for power and two for communications between the car's charger and the control box that regulates power flow. The fifth pin in the plug is for proximity detection; it tells the car that plug is all the way in.

    Slime brand tire sealant is not what Toyota gives us. Thank goodness. There are other tire sealants that do a good job without Slime's mess. Ride-On is one that I'm considering putting into the tires as a preventive measure.
     
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    You're thinking to put sealant into all the tires, without punctures? Cargo cult.
     
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    That's not entirely accurate.
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    The lower pin is ground pin, the two (small) above it are proximity pilot and control (communication) pilot.
     
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    I think this is a good strategy, with the proviso that an AAA card is included for the flats that can't be plugged. On at least one flat tire I found a piece of metal about the size of a dinner fork sticking out of the sidewall. No plugging that one.

    A plug kit might also be useful for male pattern baldness. I am not real sure, however, since I have a full head of hair. I think (again, not totally sure) that used Mobil 1 oil restores a receding hairline. If you have had experience with either of these treatments, please chime in (runs fingers through hair, winks at sexy blonde at the next table and silently smirks at all of the pitiful shaved heads nearby).
     
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    No, but I have roadside assistance on my insurance.

    You might actually be able to. I saw someone use about 10 plugs on one large gash, and he said it held for over 600 miles.

    Sorry, still have a full head of hair myself.
     
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    please stop bragging you two.:mad:
     
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    I found the lug nut wrench in a vinyl bag in this compartment. Is that where it's supposed to be or under the rear seat where the jack is?
     
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