Toyota Prius Owners Manual
Outside rear view mirrors
Adjust the mirror so that you can justsee the side of your vehicle in the mirror.
Be careful when judging the size or distanceof any object seen in the outsiderear view mirror on the passenger’s sidebecause it is a convex mirror. Any objectseen in a convex mirror will look smallerand farther away than when seen in a flatmirror.
When you touch the rear window defoggerswitch, the heater panels in the outsiderear view mirrors will quickly clear themirror surface. (See “Rear window andoutside rear view mirror defoggers” onpage 118.)
- Do not adjust the mirror while thevehicle is moving. Doing so maycause the driver to mishandle thevehicle and an accident may occurresulting in death or serious injuries.
- Since the mirror surfaces can gethot, keep your hands off them whenthe defogger switch is on.
Power rear view mirrorcontrol
To adjust a mirror, use the switches.
1. Master switch—To select the mirror tobe adjusted
Push the switch to “L” (left) or “R”(right).
2. Control switch—To move the mirrorPush the switch in the desired direction.The mirrors can be adjusted when thehybrid system is in “ACC” or “IG−ON”mode.
If ice should jam the mirror, do notoperate the control or scrape the mirrorface. Use a spray de−icer to freethe mirror.
Folding rear view mirrors
The rear view mirrors can be foldedbackward for parking in compact areas.To fold the rear view mirror, push backward.
Do not drive with the mirrors foldedbackward. Both the driver and passengerside rear view mirrors mustbe extended and properly adjustedbefore driving.