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Posted by Bert Hyman on April 25, 2010, 3:48 pm
 


When picking up my Budget rental at the Ft. Myers airport (RSW), I
allowed myself to be talked into taking a 2009 Prius (no extra charge)
instead of the unknown "compact" that I'd asked for.

It had a backup camera which displayed in the large info LCD screen in
the console, and whenever the car was put in reverse it emitted a
constant "beep beep" (audible only inside the car, I hope) like a piece
of construction equipment.

Do they all come with the camera, and do they all beep in reverse, or is
that something Budget added on?

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Bert Hyman    St. Paul, MN    bert@iphouse.com

Posted by Al Falfa on April 25, 2010, 4:17 pm
 




The backup beep is standard and can be disabled.  The camera camera comes as
part of a package of options.
 


Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on April 25, 2010, 6:03 pm
 



They do not all come with a backup camera.

They do all come with an inside beeper that by default beeps when you
have the car in reverse.  That is straight from the factory on 100% of
the Prius cars out there.

An owner (or a shrewd knowledgeable driver) can turn off that beep.

Posted by greenpjs on April 25, 2010, 8:24 pm
 

On Sun, 25 Apr 2010 14:03:34 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"

<snip>

How shrewd?  I disabled it myself on my 2004, but had to have the
dealer do it on my 2010.  Could I have done it myself?

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