IceRaven
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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:20 am

So theres 6 dark buttons and 2 light grey ones, I wonder what they are?

traction control?
charging on?
charging off?
pop open the charging mini-hood?
pop open the regular hood (windshield washer fluid, etc)?
?

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mwalsh
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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:29 am

IceRaven wrote:So theres 6 dark buttons and 2 light grey ones,



I thought for a while there were 4 light gray buttons. Who knows, on the proto maybe there were. But it is indeed starting to look like there are two rockers for up/down and/or increase/decrease functionality.
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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:49 am

I ran across this photo of the dash, and it now looks like there are 10 buttons: 4 grey ones in a "square" on top; 6 black ones in two rows underneath:

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That's a LOT of buttons. I wish that one of the test drivers last week would have commented on their functions. "It's a mystery."

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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:56 am

Yanquetino wrote:I ran across this photo of the dash, and it now looks like there are 10 buttons: 4 grey ones in a "square" on top



OK, so back to four then. That's a better picture. I guess we should start eliminating things they're definitely NOT. :lol:
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Tinted windows.
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LED shifter.
Heated seats.
GT-R map lamp lenses.
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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:44 am

Notice the "car status" display with a door open.

Nice, and inexpensive to do with software if one has "display screens" instead of fixed "instruments". Also, easy to upgrade and fix bugs, if an easy "upgrade" ability is designed in.

Although the 2010 Prius can be software-upgraded in many areas, it is (mostly), except for Nav, not easy (requires a Dealer service). Better, would be downloads via a USB thumb drive.
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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:19 pm

garygid wrote:Nice, and inexpensive to do with software if one has "display screens" instead of fixed "instruments". Also, easy to upgrade and fix bugs, if an easy "upgrade" ability is designed in.

Which is one of the ways Toyota screwed up the gen III Prius. No good sized Climate control or Radio controls on a decent sized touch screen (plus screen ONLY if you get Nav now). Instead you are stuck with a bunch of little mostly non-tactile buttons way below 'eyes on the road' level and you have to look at them to see when you get to the setting you want. My in-laws have one. I'll drive my 2004 until it dies or they come up with a good PHEV Prius that makes me swallow my disdain for the ergonomic backslide. If they haven't got that or a good choice EV when the '04 dies (104K miles, no problems), I'll steal the wife's '06 :)

One of the Prius ergonomic things I wish EVERY automaker would do is STOP HIDING THE DISPLAYS BEHIND THE STEERING WHEEL! Look at the Gen II Prius - everything is just below eye level, including the touch screen, not overly busy and not hidden by the wheel. The screen on the Leaf is too low and appears too small. And they have hidden a lot of the 'use frequently' displays behind the wheel.

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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:42 pm

Yanquetino wrote:That's a LOT of buttons. I wish that one of the test drivers last week would have commented on their functions. "It's a mystery."


A question I've asked the gal I know of who is attending the event to settle for us.

In one of the most recent pictures we've seen I could make out that one of the black switches has a rotating knob with something on it (numbers?). If I had to make a wild guess, I would go with fog lamp intensity maybe? I know that some European cars with motorized headlamp leveling have a similar switch. But since I've seen no mention of that feature before on the Leaf, I can't bring myself to mention it as a possibility.

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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:50 pm

Instrument cluster display intensity (brightness) ?
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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:08 pm

LEAFer wrote:Instrument cluster display intensity (brightness) ?


Hmmm.....possibly. I would have thought that would integrated into (or at least near) the headlamp switch though.
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2015 pack under warranty 12/30/15.
Tinted windows.
Michelin MXV4 tires.
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2013 sun visors.
LED shifter.
Heated seats.
GT-R map lamp lenses.
AV L2 EVSE.

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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:16 pm

I count more than 40 buttons there in total ... hmmmm.
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