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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Thu May 27, 2010 8:33 am

i have to agree with the person that the left button has to do with regen. it doesnt make sense to have two EV options next to traction option.

my Zenn has nothing to protect the plug other than a little rubber cover. unlike my Prius which many used to take great offense, my Zenn is still consider a "cute little curiosity"
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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Thu May 27, 2010 8:53 am

planet4ever wrote:I'm a bit disappointed at needing to push a button to open the e-hatch. I had imagined one of those latches that you push on and it pops free.

We don't really need a locking "gas cap" cover, you know. I mean, like, no one's going to be able to siphon electrons out, or pour in sugar to gum up the carburetor!

You are not thinking that answer of why there is a lock on the cover. Hmm it is on the front of the car and opens up towards the windshield if it did not lock it would blow open at 60miles per and brake off. Now if it open down toward the ground then no lock would be needed.
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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Thu May 27, 2010 8:57 am

Buttons on the Leaf:
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Traction control button on a Corvette:
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From a 2009 Nissan Cube manual:
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Still think it's not traction control?
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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Thu May 27, 2010 9:02 am

I prefer to keep others out of the "guts" of my cars.
I vote FOR the lock.

However, there should be some way to deal with access to and starting of the car even if the 12v battery is discharged, or "expired".
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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Thu May 27, 2010 2:24 pm

daniel wrote:I'm always forgetting to release the hatch on the stinker, and then I have to reach back in the car.


They should put that on the key.
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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Thu May 27, 2010 2:43 pm

garygid wrote:I prefer to keep others out of the "guts" of my cars.
I vote FOR the lock.

However, there should be some way to deal with access to and starting of the car even if the 12v battery is discharged, or "expired".

Well, sure. All you have to do is hook a normal 12V charger up to the aux battery ... somehow ... and you are back in business. I don't know how your gen 3 Prius works, but I do hope "somehow" isn't as convoluted as it is on our gen 2 Prius. (pull the emergency key out of the "smartkey" fob, open door, pop hood, figure out the secret push-press-pry manipulations to get the triangular cover off the fuse box, find and pop up cover on positive contact, locate a ground somewhere you can clip to)
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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Thu May 27, 2010 5:02 pm

planet4ever wrote:
garygid wrote:I prefer to keep others out of the "guts" of my cars.
I vote FOR the lock.

However, there should be some way to deal with access to and starting of the car even if the 12v battery is discharged, or "expired".

Well, sure. All you have to do is hook a normal 12V charger up to the aux battery ... somehow ... and you are back in business. I don't know how your gen 3 Prius works, but I do hope "somehow" isn't as convoluted as it is on our gen 2 Prius. (pull the emergency key out of the "smartkey" fob, open door, pop hood, figure out the secret push-press-pry manipulations to get the triangular cover off the fuse box, find and pop up cover on positive contact, locate a ground somewhere you can clip to)



i have both gen 2 and 3 Pri's and despite what they want u to do, i jump both by the back battery connects. i also found the front connect difficult and that is saying a lot since when the battery is dead only the manual hatch release works which means crawling into the back from the front to open it. not easy, but have done it 3 times, twice in the 2006 and once in the 2010 (now dont think these batts die frequently. both incidences on the 2006 was human error, the 2010; well we dont know)
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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Thu May 27, 2010 5:18 pm

Confirmation of right button: Turn charge timer off.

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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Fri May 28, 2010 11:27 am

I'm going to need bifocals to run this car. :lol:
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:51 am

1- What's the Bluetooth for? (logo below screen)

2- I think the image of the 3 light grey stylish buttons at the begining of the thread are from a prototype version (the ones with the nice light grey center compartment instead of the more cheap/standard looking dark cup holders), but on the models with the cup holders there appears to be 2 rows of 3 dark buttons (unfortunately not as good looking imo), so 6 buttons. I cant find an image now though but Im pretty sure I saw this.

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