2004 Toyota Prius FAQ - Screen/Display

Gathered from messages posted at the 2004 Prius Yahoo Group: http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/2004-prius/

Please email corrections or suggestions for additional questions (with answers!) to the editor: bill.rob@verizon.net

Last updated: 1/7/04

Where can I get a list of voice commands for the navigation system?
How do I get into the diagnostic screens?
How does the Bluetooth system work?
How do I turn off the Flashing Maintenance light (oil change reminder)?



Where can I get a list of voice commands for the navigation system?

See Prius NAV Voice commands. By the way, Denso, the same supplier that makes the nav systems for Lexus, produces the Prius NAV system.  Here’s a good explanation of how the nav works, from Denso Australia: http://www.denso.com.au/dw/satnav/satnav_gen.htm


How do I get into the diagnostic screens?

Do the following:


How does the Bluetooth system work?

If you have a Bluetooth-enabled hand-held cell phone, the Prius hands-free system will automatically connect itself to your hand-held phone with a wireless connection.  So when you’re in the Prius you can use the hands-free microphone and speaker system built in to the car.  Callers reach you at your hand-held cell phone number.  The only cell phones available today with Bluetooth are on the new GSM cellular network which has limited coverage areas compared to older cellular networks like TDMA and analog.  Eventually there may be Bluetooth Hands Free cell phones available for TDMA or CDMA or a GAIT phone, which does both GSM and TDMA, and covers both 1900MHz and 850MHz.  Read more at www.toyota.com/bluetooth.  Also check what other people have written about their Prius Bluetooth experiences in the Bluetooth database at http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/2004-prius/database.


 

How do I turn off the Flashing Maintenance light (oil change reminder)?

The oil change light will start flashing 4500 miles after the last reset to remind you that an oil change is coming up. Once at 5000 miles after the last reset, it stays on. If you change the oil yourself, or the dealer forgets to turn the light off, rather than taking it back to the dealer, do the following:

  1. Turn the power switch IG-ON and make sure that the ODO/TRIP meter is displaying the odometer.
  2. Turn the power switch OFF.
  3. While pushing the ODO button, turn the power switch IG-ON.
  4. The reminder light will flash until the reset is completed.
  5. The reset is complete when the reminder light turns OFF.  Release the ODO button.
  6. After the reset, the ODO/TRIP meter displays as a set of zeros for 1 second, then displays your normal odometer mileage.





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