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I just happened to notice below the headlight on the driver's side is a circle that looks like an access panel but isn't. Anyone know what it's for or why it's there? Just curious.
 

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It's a cover for the screw hole for the tow eyelet. The eyelet is located in the hideaway area of your hatch. You can pry the cover off with the corner of a credit card, your fingernails, or a plastic/taped flathead screwdriver.

See page 255 of your owner's manual.
 

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That's where the tractor beam/ray gun thingy comes out when you are in stealth attack mode.
 

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see page 254-256 of your Owner's Manual (page numbers taken from a 2004),
the Emergency Towing
section. It's the towing eyelet, should your car need to be pulled
out of a ditch or somesuch.
http://www.priusonline.com/viewtopic.php?t=1472

The removal of the eyelet is part of the Prius pre-delivery procedure,
as the towing eyelet is used as a tie-down on the car transporters...
 

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I'm surprised DanMan didn't have an answer to this one... He's got everything else down pat. :twisted:
 

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Dan, you are definitely slipping. Tsk tsk.
 

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DanMan32 said:
It's a cover for the screw hole for the tow eyelet. The eyelet is located in the hideaway area of your hatch. You can pry the cover off with the corner of a credit card, your fingernails, or a plastic/taped flathead screwdriver.

See page 255 of your owner's manual.
OK, based on the above quote, how did I miss something? Described what it was, how to use it, how to get that dang cover off, and gave page number of owner's manual.

So, how did I slip?
 

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Sheesh, guys! I thought he had it right! It was a GOOD answer! S'ok, DanMan, you can answer my questions anytime. Not sayin I'll understand the answers you give, but that's not the point! :*
 

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We're just in teasing mode. Tomorrow we pick on hyperion.
 

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All in, and always in, good natured fun.
 

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hyperion said:
YO HEP!, That's what I'm here for!
:lol: Is that a "kick me" sign I see taped to your back?
 
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