2001 Prius On Dolly
We're getting ready to take our first non-shakedown trip soon, and will be towing a 2001 Prius on a dolly. All the towing information I have seen advises unlocking the steering wheel. On most cars this means disconnecting the battery before turning the key and leaving it in the ignition.
Since the Prius is designed to shut down the engine when the computer decides so, I was thinking that we could just turn the key to "on" and tow the car that way, without having to disconnect the battery. The engine would only run sporadically, as if I had parked the car and left it alone.
We towed the Prius around town yesterday. When I set the key to "accessory" and went to lock the doors, the computer wouldn't let me! I guess, with no one sitting in the seat, the computer was afraid of locking the keys inside. The electric door locks popped open immediately.
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