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How to detect a lost Prius key fob inside a house

I lost a keychain with a 2012 Toyota Prius key fob together with another key that has sentimental value attached to it. It’s most likely lost somewhere in the house, but with fairly extensive ...
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Should Prius brake pedal feel firmer after replacing brake pads?

2013 Prius Plug-in I just replaced the front brake pads and rotors. On other cars I've owned, the brake pedal feels firmer after replacing pads. This one does not; there is lots of travel on the ...
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Window rolls back down automatically Prius 2010

When I roll up the rear right power window it reaches the top and immediately rolls back down and stops 2" or so from the bottom. There are no obstructions in the window frame or anything ...
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08 Prius - Does hatchback door need replacing when just the handle is broken?

My son's car 2008 Toyota Prius. His hatchback won't open, so he took it to a body shop, who said the entire hatchback door needs to be replaced to fix the locking mechanism. It'll be in the shop for ...
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TPMS sensor replacement in 2010 Prius

I have a 2010 Toyota Prius and one or more of the factory tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensors have failed (probably due to age) and I want to replace them with (cheaper) aftermarket sensors ...
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OBDII Scanner showing code after the light is gone

My check engine light turned on. I used my OBDII scanner and got back the codes P0441 and P0455, which is sometimes caused by a loose gas cap. I checked my gas cap and it was indeed loose. I tightened ...
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Should I clear Prius ODB-II codes?

My 2015 Prius had been sitting for several months without being started. The starter battery went flat so when I turned it on, the dash turned on and off in a loop. I charged the starter battery to ...
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Is there a way to put a 2010 Prius into neutral with the P-Lock engaged

Is there a way to put a 2010 Toyota Prius into neutral with the p lock engaged?
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Starting a vehicle that has been sitting for 2-3 years: Gasoline/Petrol/Fuel

What to do about the fuel (gasoline/petrol) in a 2010 Toyota Prius that has been sitting unused for 2-3 years before attempting ignition? I found this related QA and one answer mentioned using SeaFoam....
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How to hand-crank a Toyota Prius engine?

I want to hand-crank the internal combustion engine (ICE) in a 2010 Toyota Prius that hasn't been started in 2+ years. The idea is to allow oil to lubricate the engine and reduce friction before I ...
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Gen 2 Prius hesitates ... Is there a problem with the HV Battery? [closed]

Is there a problem with the HV Battery? Gen 2 Prius hesitates.
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Understanding ECU hex changes for language change

Is there a way to understand the ECU files hex changes applied by the software? I'm new to ECU files and struggling to understand possible areas of interest in the file. For example, when the language ...
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2004 Prius and faulty inverter coolant pump, code P0A93

I bought a 2004 Prius with 270k miles on it about 1.5 months ago. I’m a delivery driver, and drive about 200-300 miles per day. About 1 week after buying the Prius, the code P0A93 popped up for the ...
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2011 Prius AC job

2011 Toyota Prius AC Job Never done one, any tips on how complicated it is. Evidently the compressor is an electric unit? I know the basics but do not have a charge machine, so its old school for me ...
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Pros and cons of driving a vehicle with a misfiring cylinder

Check engine light came on for a Toyota Prius that is only being driven about once a month since COVID-19 pandemic began. OBD-II scanner shows P0302, which indicates the problem is a misfiring ...
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'09 Prius II - No Start. Hybrid light and CEL on

I got a new (used) prius a couple weeks ago. Apparently sold by a weasle. It's never started reliably, and the red triangle light comes on / off. Jumping it would start it though. I replaced the low ...
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Prius 2011 Car sometimes does not turn on for 3 to 5 minutes

We have a 2011 Prius that sometimes does not start up right away. When we press the brake and power on the car, the lights will come up, but the READY symbol on the dash does not show up. We have to ...
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Trouble with car audio system

I recently got a used 2016 Toyota Prius C. This is the first car I've driven that has built-in bluetooth audio, and I've gotten that working just fine, but everything I play just shows the generic "...
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Prius doesn't playing music through bluetooth

Friend of mine has an older prius 2009 or 10 without navi we've never been able to play music from his iphone through the car via bluetooth. The phone will play audio through bluetooth for phone ...
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How to completely eliminate the reverse beep on a 2012 Prius

I followed these instructions (same as described in method 3 of a wikiHow page) to "disable" the reverse beep on my 2012 Prius using a bluetooth OBD2 adapter and a mobile app to connect to it. Type: ...
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2007 Toyota Prius multiple issues

Ok I have a 07' Prius. The red triangle comes on & the check engine light. It runs but when I hit the gas it bogs down and puts than gets going. I'm thinking transmission but don't know how to ...
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2004 Toyota Prius gen2/XW20 sudden revving and low power

Summary: 2004 Prius gen2/XW20, 157k mi sudden behavioral change: revving at unusual times, seems to be relying on ICE, possibly causing hesitation when accelerating from stop or up steep hills. ...
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I have a dead Toyota Prius

2007 Toyota Prius blown engine need to put in neutral to move but can’t turn on. Does anyone know how to put in neutral?
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how does mileage affect the price of a used car? [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask but I'm not sure where to ask this. so I'm looking at two cars. Both the same make, model, year and trim. (2012 Toyota Prius) according to the carfax ...
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USB car inverter keeps burning out?

My car is around 8 years old now. I had a cheap USB inverters to charge my phone in my Toyota for 8 years and it recently died. Then I bought another another cheap USB inverter and it worked for ...
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2008 Prius: how often change full synthetic oil and filter

I have a 2008 Toyota Prius. I've looked at the manuals: Scheduled Maintenance Guide Manual Neither mentions synthetic oil at all. The Scheduled Maintenance Guide recommends changing oil and the ...
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What are problems, if any, in connecting accessories to 12v battery in Prius or other hybrids?

I am thinking of getting a portable air compressor (for filling tires) that clips directly to the battery because it can draw up to 20A. (As I understand it, the usual max in many vehicles for the ...
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Replacing donut spare on 2008 Toyota Prius

I recently had a flat tire (right front) on my 2008 Toyota Prius. The original donut spare, never used before, was used to replace it and I continued my 30 mile journey home, highway driving, before ...
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2005 Prius Dashboard lights won't come on when headlights are on

Help! My 2005 Prius which has about 70K miles started having issues 2 nights ago- the dashboard display turns off when I turn the headlights on at night to drive... but I need the headlights on at ...
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When doing an "Engine Coolant" and "Inverter Coolant" change. Do you use the same coolant type for both?

Well I got my 2011 Toyota Prius oil changed and the dealer wants me to pay $500+ to get both the Inverter and Engine coolant changed. However I feel I'm up to the task for a fraction of the price. ...
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2004 Prius needs 5k worth of work. Should I invest in this old car or a new one? [closed]

We have a 2004 Toyota Prius that needs a new hybrid battery, and other work. Total cost is about 5k. What would you do? Repair the car and maybe it will continue for another 10 years, or invest ...
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How to reuse old Prius fob with different Prius

I had a 2007 Prius until it recently got totaled, and I replaced it with a 2008 Prius. I'm now trying to pair my old 2007 key fob to my 2008 Prius. I've followed these steps (also pasted here), ...
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Can hybrid cars be driven regularly without their battery?

I really like hybrid cars e.g. Toyota Prius ... but I would like to drive them without their battery so that I can drive them only on petrol and don't have to worry about battery maintenance / ...
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Best slot in the fuse box to plug a hard wire kit for dash cam

I brought a Pruveeo Hard Wire Kit for Dash Cam and trying to plug it in to my car (Prius C) fuse box. I have a couple of questions regarding this. Should I remove one fuse (Say fuse for the viper) ...
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In Toyota Prius and Ford Fusion Hybrids, at what max speed can it go with only Electricity?

In Toyota Prius and Ford Fusion Hybrids, at what max speed can it go with only Electricity? For latest models 2017 and up
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Engine overheating and radiator releasing water. What is the issue? [closed]

Model: Toyota Prius 2010. The engine is overheating and the radiator is releasing water, and idea why this is? Thank you.
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Prius (2nd generation): 12v battery keeps dying

I have a Prius 2004 bought used 2 years ago. The 12v battery keeps dying. I changed the battery twice, with the last one installed in a few weeks ago, and since then the most I have left the car ...
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How do I remove my license plate bolt?

The bolts holding on my rear license plate don't seem to want to come free. They just spin when I try to remove them. They are 10mm bolts. There is very clearly a nut of some kind on the inside that I ...
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How does the Prius (2011) re-ignite the gas engine without causing too much wear on the ignition? [duplicate]

How does the Prius (2011 model if it matters) re-ignite the gas motor when it needs to be used without wearing down the ignition system too much? Since the Prius is a Hybrid the gas engine is not ...
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How to calibrate / reset the MFD (touch screen) on 2007 Toyota Prius

I just bought a used 2007 Prius. Its MFD (touch screen) is miscalibrated such that I need to touch 1 or 2 centimeters above what I actually want to press. For on-screen menu options shown near the ...
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How can I install a battery kill switch in a 2006 Prius?

I have a second home that’s a high-rise condo, and my Prius sits there unused for weeks/months at a time. The garage has no power outlets or sunlight, so a normal trickle charger is out of the ...
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2006 Toyota Prius in Africa

I am an economizer, especially when it comes down to my transport expenses. So I live in Tanzania (Eeastern Africa), we have no electric vehicle recharging stations, not so many EVs around here, I ...
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Toyota Prius 2011 Model Grades

I went through loads and loads of user manuals and all were in Japanese. Could someone please let me know the differences between the G, G Touring, S and S touring trim levels?
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Prius V towing of ultra light camper

I love my 2013 Prius V so much I don't want to sell it But am wanting to tow a light weight camper of 1000 pounds. Is there any way this is possible without hurting my favorite car?
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Prius 2004 (generation II): brake/ABS warning lights

In a previous post I recounted how a brake issue was perturbing the hybrid battery. After having the brake job done, a few weeks later (but not much driving in terms of miles), the (red) brake light ...
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Prius 2004 (generation II): problem with brake drained hybrid battery

For background, I bought my Prius used in the early 2015 with about 160,000 on it. After a few months I noticed that the hybrid battery would be systematically drained or nearly so upon starting the ...
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Toyota Prius Does not Start up

I have a Toyota Prius. Once I stopped the engine of the car and stood for sometime. Then I started the vehicle. But it didnot start the engine. It starts indicating all range, petrol level etc. But ...
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Toyota Prius Mk2 "gasoline only" operation mode

I want to get a used Toyota Prius Mk2 (XW20). I do not necessarily need to operate it in hybrid mode (gas + electric) and I am OK with operating it in a kind of "gasoline only" mode (because of a ...
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2005 Prius-After replacing 12 volt battery, door won't open, but car runs

After replacing the 12 volt battery, hatchback door still won't open, however I drove the car several miles, only it lost power, the red triangle light cut back on, along with HV battery fans. Display ...
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2009 prius front grill fans blowing air out

I have been having trouble with my ac blowing hot air at low speeds, and found my fans on the front grille are blowing air outwards instead of into the engine compartment. Im hoping its an easy fix, ...
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