Toyota Yaris: Do-it-yourself service precautions
If you perform maintenance by yourself, be sure to follow the correct procedures as given in these sections.
The engine compartment contains many mechanisms and fluids that may move suddenly, become hot, or become electrically energized. To avoid death or serious injury, observe the following precautions:
■When working on the engine compartment:
●Keep hands, clothing and tools away from the moving fan and engine drive belt.
●Be careful not to touch the engine, radiator, exhaust manifold, etc. right after driving as they may be hot. Oil and other fluids may also be hot.
●Do not leave anything that may burn easily, such as paper and rags, in the engine compartment.
●Do not smoke, cause sparks or expose an open flame to fuel or the battery. Fuel and battery fumes are flammable.
●Be extremely cautious when working on the battery. It contains poisonous and corrosive sulfuric acid.
■When working near the electric cooling fan or radiator grille
Be sure the engine switch is off. With the engine switch on, the electric cooling fan may automatically start to run if the air conditioning is on and/or the coolant temperature is high. (→P. 248)
Wear safety glasses to prevent flying or falling material, fluid spray, etc. from getting in your eyes.
■If you remove the air cleaner filter
Driving with the air cleaner filter removed may cause excessive engine wear due to dirt in the air.
Instrument panel light control
To adjust the brightness of the instrument panel lights, turn the dial. With the dial turned fully up, the intensity of the instrument panel lights will not be reduced even when the tail lights ...
“START”—Starter motor on. The key will return to the “ON” position when released. For starting tips, see Section 3. “ON”—Engine on and all accessories on. This is the normal d ...
An assist grip installed on the ceiling can be used to support your body while sitting on the seat. CAUTION ■Assist grip Do not use the assist grip when getting in or out of the vehicle o ...