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Posted by News on December 29, 2009, 1:01 am

Al Falfa wrote:

Glad to help.

Based on this thread, it's clear some people should not be permitted to
own a hybrid.  And perhaps anything mechanical or electronic...

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on December 28, 2009, 2:21 pm

In article

On a Prius?  There is no "stick that keeps it opened".

And if your battery is dead (it's not an aux battery, it's the car's
battery, just like a conventional car), then the hatch won't open.  
Hence the jumper posts under the hood.

Are you sure you're talking about a Prius?

Posted by Al Sherman on December 28, 2009, 2:37 pm

On my Gen 2, there is a stick that can prop the panel above the battery in
the raised position.  I had not noticed for a very long time, and just
removed the whole floor panel for access.

What year is your Prius?  I have seen 2004-2009 referred to as Gen 3 in the
far east and Gen 2 in N. America.


Posted by urod on December 28, 2009, 3:36 pm

Gen 2, 2008.

Posted by Al Falfa on December 29, 2009, 12:52 am

The 2010 also has a stick that holds the hood up.  It's easier to find and
deploy than the stick on my 2005.  I used the manual to find the positive
charge point (where the positive lead from your charger connects) and
clamped the negative lead from the charger onto some nearby metal.  Under
the circumstances I suppose I should mention that by convention red is
positive and black is negative.

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