Tag Archive: Prius

Nov 28 2013

Incoming Gadget – Toyota Prius C

Well, this isn’t exactly my gadget but I am going to make the best of it anyway 🙂 My wife is getting a new car to replace her Ford Festiva and given that we’ve had a good run with the Toyota Prius we thought we would go for the compact Prius C as the backup …

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Sep 21 2013

Cruise Control Not Available Error in Toyota Prius

Here’s a quick tip. If you’ve got a Prius with radar cruise control then you may find under certain conditions that it will disengage and flash up an error saying “cruise control not available”. You could be forgiven for thinking that there may be a computer fault with the vehicle but there is another situation …

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Mar 02 2013

A Single Beep When Opening the Driver’s Door on a Prius

Not to be confused with a single beep when turning off a Prius, you might also encounter a single beep when opening the driver’s door on a third generation Prius (either to get in or get out of the car). For several days and pouring through the owner’s manual I’ve been trying to work out …

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Dec 26 2012

Going Long Distance in a Third Generation Prius

This year, I drove down to Melbourne to see the folks for Christmas and it was the first time making this trip in our new 2012 Prius (third generation). I’ve been working out how to improve the fuel economy from its initial achievements of around 5.2L/100km through various means such as adjusting tyre pressure but …

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Oct 24 2012

Using Hill Start Assist Control in a Prius

Here’s a quick tip if you’re a Prius owner and you’ve been overwhelmed by the six hundred page manual (and that’s before you read the separate GPS manual). The third generation Prius has a very handy feature that will prevent the car from rolling back when you release the brake with the car facing uphill. …

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Aug 27 2012

Second Generation Toyota Prius – Interrupted Rear View Camera Viewing

Despite owning a second generation Toyota Prius for nearly four years now I’ve not experienced this issue until this week. When you put a Prius into reverse gear the touch screen automatically switches to the rear view camera. This has always worked well for me however when a phone call comes in and your phone …

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Jul 27 2012

Incoming Gadget – 2012 Toyota Prius

This is by far the largest and most expensive gadget (if you can call it a gadget) I’ve been able to get my hands on and I’m quite excited to be sharing my experience with it on the blog with everyone. For those that don’t know, I already drive a 2008 Toyota Prius i-Tech but …

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Jun 09 2012

Bluetooth Interfering with Automobile Keyless Entry

Just a personal observation after swapping between smartphones during the last few weeks. I tend to keep my smartphone in the same pocket as the fob for the Prius when I am approaching the car. Once inside the car I take out my phone and put it in one of the drink holders in the …

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Dec 10 2011

Single Beep When Turning Off a Prius

27/02/2013 – Please note the original article refers to a CR2032 battery which is only compatible with the fob for the second generation Prius. The third generation Prius uses a smaller CR1632 battery! In the last day or two I have found the Prius emitting a single beep when I have parked and turned off …

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Jan 29 2011

Boydo’s Tech Talk – The First Year

Perhaps hard to believe but the blog has been up and running for a full year and many things have happened over the course of the last twelve months. At times, it has been a bit of a challenge to do a daily entry particularly with the demands of full time work as well as …

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