2004 Toyota Prius FAQ - Body

What are the paint/interior codes for Prius?
What is a Bumper Guard, or Rear Bumper Appliqué?
Will tinting my windows hurt my navigation system reception?



What are the paint/interior codes for Prius?

The paint and interior codes can be found here.


What is a Bumper Guard or Rear Bumper Appliqué?

This optional accessory is a thin clear plastic film applied to the top of your rear bumper to protect it from scratches while loading/unloading cargo.  It has a design on it that says "Prius".  It does not go on the back of the rear bumper, and does not protect the bumper when you back into something.  It's also called the "Rear Bumper Appliqué". You can see a picture of it in the files section (rear-applique.jpg).


Will tinting my windows hurt my navigation system reception?

The Prius owner’s manual warns that tinting your windows may interfere with navigation satellite reception. Many Prius owners with NAV on the Yahoo board have reported tinting their windows with no negative effect on NAV reception, and no one yet has posted a problem with it. Reputable tint installers also report never having such a problem. The antenna for the NAV system in the Prius is in the dashboard up near the base of the windshield, so the primary source for satellite signals is through the section of the windshield that normally does not get tinted.






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