The contact stated that the fuel gauge would provide inaccurate readings of fuel levels. I am afraid to drive the car. Next I'd check the door switches and then selector switch on the dash. After that, it's going to be trracing wires, not an easy job. The lid of the fuse box shows the name of the circuit for each fuse. Had a horribly bad battery probably a shorted cell or 2 and like about a thousand posts we have seen before they didn't use the front jump posts under the hood and went at it in the trunk in the dark. Tried replacing the light bulb, it still wont work.
This is a very common problem of Toyota models and is definitely a factory defective part. I cannot afford to keep taking my car into Toyota to get it fixed. Upon questioning, the dealer also said this would also happen at higher speeds which in our opinion, could pose a life threatening situation not only for the operator but for those vehicles around him. Then again battery issue went back to Toyota was told not a clue. Mine demonstrated this last evening in a very unnerving way. Could not remove 'key' from slot. Replace all the fuses then Hook a battery charger to the front jumper posts under the hood in the black plastic fuse box on the drivers side.
Determine which fuse may be causing the problem. Use the fuse diagram on the cover or the one in the owner's manual. The fire department was called but the fire had been extinguished by the time they arrived. I checked on it and found that this happens to hundreds of Prius drivers. I am not paying to have headlights replaced or electrical issues as this is something that needs to be recalled and fixed by Toyota. It had to be towed to the dealer where purchased where checked and jumped. Dot should require manufacturers to use a conventional key switch to allow the driver to shut off the engine.
The blue line go up making me think the battery is charged, but when I stop I cannot restart the car. Anything can be repaired just have to be able to get parts for it. The headlamps would simply turn off without warning, sometimes one, and many times, both, leaving me to the mercy of street lights! But most of the problems are caused by accidental reversal of polarity. What does that matter if the car has 3 blown fuses? This evening while driving home from a late meeting, both headlights went out while driving at 55mph. At Posted on Sep 16, 2009 Hooking up the battery backwards causes a surge that blows the engine main fuse.
Apparently, the car should not set for 4 to 5 days, 7 days at the outside without being driven. If the car is doing this now and they cannot find it what happens next. He installed the new plug and we tried each of the two new bulbs and they exhibited the same problem - the low beam was just a spec of light; not enough for the low beam. The only circuit I can think of in the Prius where there are three fuses in series is in the headlamp circuit. But alot of Inverters on ebay pretty cheap. No ryan supplied all the info we need. But alot of the times every electrical component will puff magic smoke and will need replacing.
Also, at times, the vehicle would not shift into gear. Only install a fuse with the amperage rating designated on the fuse box lid. Innocent until proven guilty in the U. As a sole female driver in the household, I would no have purchased this car given this very pertinent information. Yes, three blown fuses indicate something's wrong. Plus, it functions as the rearview camera display.
I had the car back at the shop over a battery issue on January 2nd as my battery had suddenly died. Or the nurse came in and time for his meds. You can let me know which fuse keeps blowing so I can get you the correct diagram by replying here or feel free to email me directly at with all your information. Especially the Computer, Radio and Body Control Module. However, what is unique about this situation is a headlamp hid bulb on the drivers side was replaced approximately one year ago and is the more frequent headlamp failure occurring. Both lights had been fully operational the day before.
I almost hit a car. About 2 hours later, car could be shut off. Pull the suspected fuse straight out and check it. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. If checking and replacing the fuse for the component in question doesn't work, we recommend seeking assistance from a trusted professional mechanic. Dealer said 'this has never happened, we will get back to you' which did not happen. Maybe it is the power button, not connecting to the electrical.
Since then, there have been several times that the power switch had to be pressed several times to make the car shut off. The main fuse is usually found in the engine bay's fuse box. Lower the top cover over the fuse box and push it down until the retaining clip at the front clicks into place. Jun 02, 2016 Which fuse is blowing? He had no idea what system sent the voltage to the low beam side for the passenger side headlight. How many times have they been replaced? An authorized dealer was then contacted and they stated that because the 10kw was an after market part, they would not provide any assistance.