Toyota Prius Owners Manual
Using your audio system
This section describes some of the basicfeatures of the Toyota audio system.Some information may not pertain to yoursystem.
Your audio system works when the hybridsystem is in “ACC” or “IG−ON”.
To prevent the battery from beingdischarged, do not leave the audio onlonger than necessary when thehybrid system is not running.
TURNING THE SYSTEM ON AND OFF
Push “PWR” button to turn the audio systemon and off. The system turns on inthe last mode used.
Type 1 and Type 2
To adjust the volume, push and turn the“VOL”.
Push the “AM”, “AM·SAT”, “FM”,“DISC” or “DISC·AUX” button to turnon that mode. The selected mode turnson directly.
Push these buttons if you want to switchfrom one mode to another.
If the disc is not set, the compact discplayer does not turn on.
Radio (Type 1)
Radio (Type 2)
Radio (Type 3)
Compact disc (Type 1)
Compact disc (Type 2)
Compact disc (Type 3)
The switches for radio and compactdisc player operation are displayed onthe liquid crystal display. Touch themlightly and directly on the screen.
The selected switch is highlighted in greenor orange.
TONE AND BALANCE
Touching the “SOUND” switch on thescreen displays the sound adjustmentscreen.
TREB “+” or “–”: Adjusts high−pitchedtones.
MID “+” or “–” (Type 1 only): Adjustsmid−pitched tones.
BASS “+” or “–”: Adjusts low−pitchedtones.
“FRONT” or “REAR”: Adjusts sound balancebetween the front and rear speakers.
“L” or “R”: Adjusts sound balance betweenthe left and right speakers.
“OK”: The previous screen returns.
How good an audio program sounds toyou is largely determined by the mix ofthe treble, mid−range, and bass levels.In fact, different kinds of music and vocalprograms usually sound better with differentmixes of treble, mid−range and bass.
A good balance of the left and right stereochannels and of the front and rear soundlevels is also important.
Keep in mind that if you are listening toa stereo recording or broadcast, changingthe right/left balance will increase the volumeof one group of sounds while decreasingthe volume of another.
AUTOMATIC SOUND LEVELIZER (ASL)
(Type 1 and Type 2 only)
When the audio sound becomes difficult tobe heard due to road noise, wind noise,etc. during driving, the system adjusts tothe optimum volume and tone quality accordingto the noise level.
Vehicles with compact disc changer:Touch the “ASL” switch.
When the system is on, the sound adjustmentlevel is displayed on the screen.
Vehicles without compact disc changer:
Touch the “DSP” switch to display the“ASL” screen.
Touch “High”, “Mid” or “Low” and then“OK”.
When you touch “High”, you can obtainhigher sensitivity of the sound levelizer.
When you touch “Low”, the sensitivity willbe lowered.
Touching “Off” turns the system off.
YOUR RADIO ANTENNA
To remove an antenna on the roof, carefullyturn it counterclockwise.
To prevent damage to the antenna,make sure to remove it before drivingthrough an automatic car wash.
YOUR COMPACT DISC PLAYER
When you insert a disc, gently push it inwith the label side up.
The discs set in the player are playedcontinuously, starting with disc number 1.The disc number of the disc currently beingplayed, the track number and the timefrom the beginning of the program appearon the display.
Type 1 only:
When play of one disc ends, the firsttrack of the following disc starts. Whenplay of the final disc ends, play of thefirst disc starts again.
The player will skip any empty disc number.
Do not stack up two discs for insertion,or it will damage the compactdisc player. Insert only onecompact disc into a slot at a time.
Never try to disassemble or oil anypart of the compact disc player. Donot insert anything other than compactdiscs into the slot.
The player is intended for use with 12 cm(4.7 in.) discs only.