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Next Prius project: Converting high-beams into daytime running lights (DRL)

UPDATE: DIY guide is now available: DIY: How to add daytime running lights to a 2010-2011 Prius My next weekend project for the Prius is to convert the high-beams into daytime running lights (DRL), like older Toyotas and certain models, such as the Corolla. The idea is to install a module with built-in resistor to reduce the high-beam output by…

DIY: How to install Prius PLUS rear sway bar by TRD

This do-it-yourself guide illustrate how to install the Prius PLUS Performance rear sway bar onto your 3rd generation Prius. The installation is easier than it seems and can be performed without jacking up the car, if you’re slim enough. While the installation was performed on a 2012 model, the same instruction applies to 2010-2011 and 2013 models. The Installation was…

First gas-up for 2013

Since relocating closer to work (5 miles), I have enjoyed shorter commutes and total elimination of competing with other drivers on LA’s bumper to bumper traffic during rush hour. Today’s the first day I had to gas up for 2013. I’ve been driving on the same tank of gas since refilling after the trip to Monterey, CA in late December,…

The period of lull between tinkering with the Prius is coming to an end

Ever since October 2012, the momentum of my past time hobby that involves tinkering with the Prius has slowed down to a lull. Between relocating, planning for multiple holidays, planning for holiday vacations and budgeting for said vacations, work related commitments, and visiting relatives out of state, most if not all Prius-related project had to take a back seat. Now that…