LN-QRM #129: Dealing with Sizists

Recorded: 22 February 2014

Hosts: Joel & Barry


Snow, Snow Go Away…
Barry – Snowplow: 1, Mailbox: 0
Barry – Prius sucks in snow!
Barry – The turkey rafters are getting larger
Joel – Blue Jeans Always buy 100% cotton
Are you a sizist?

Disable Prius Traction Control –

Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem: turn off the traction control. This is not as easy as pressing a button inside the car, but is surprisingly easier than most people think. In fact, by completing the following sequence, you can do it yourself without the help of a certified mechanic.

These steps must be completed within 60 seconds.

Step 1: Set the ignition switch to ON, not READY. To do this press the power button two times, without pressing the brake pedal.

Step 2: While the transmission is still in park (P), fully press the gas pedal two times.

Step 3: Apply the parking brake to ensure that the vehicle will not move during this step. Put the transmission in neutral (N) and fully press the gas pedal two times.

Step 4: Put the transmission back in park (P) and fully press the gas pedal two times. The car will display “!Car!” in the upper left corner of the LCD screen.

Step 5: Press the brake pedal and turn the ignition switch to the start position, without going back to the ready position, to start the engine.

If these steps are followed correctly, the vehicle will start with the traction control system defeated.

Musical Guest: Monk Turner with “Awesome Anne”

Theme Song: Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band “Hit the Ground Running”