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Toyota Prius a(alpha)


General [ edit ]

document refers to the Toyota 2004-2009 (NHW20) and contains only where details for the differ from ‘ordinary’ The Prius doesn’t lend to home maintenance beyond the oil/coolant levels, tyres, Almost everything electrical is controlled so special equipment is to diagnose faults or change Also, worth mentioning, is the voltage battery which can a nasty jolt to anyone who liberties with it. Having that, there are still that owners can take to future problems and even relatively minor problems can be easily and safely fixed by the

Flat Battery! [ edit ]


Jumpstarting the Prius [ ]

The Prius can be jumpstarted just any other car. Access to the is not needed though, there is a terminal hidden under a red cover in the fusebox — is located under the bonnet (or Sufficient power from the vehicle is required to start the system, this is far less a normal vehicles starter would require. Connect the +12 lead to this terminal, the ground lead to any bare part in the engine compartment. that is done, just the Prius as normal. The leads can be disconnected, there is no need to them connnected once the system has started even if the hasn’t fired up. This catches out drivers of recovery who think the Prius has failed to or has stalled. WARNING: Do not attempt to start a Prius and take care to get the leads the right way mixing up the polarity (+ to -) WILL extremely expensive damage to Prius.

Recharging the 12 volt battery [ ]

The 12 volt battery can be recharged a standard car battery charger. The way to charge the battery though, is to the car for a drive, at least 20 minutes. normal cars, the Prius not charge the 12 volt battery via an spun by the engine. This charges its 12 volt battery via the hybrid system so if you are unable to the car out for a run for any reason, just switching the on for a while will do the job. Be that the engine will occasionally to ensure the high battery doesn’t discharge something to bear in mind if the car is in a closed garage. Doing will also wreck miles per gallon record.

about the high voltage [ edit ]

The high voltage will never discharge normal operating conditions. The strives to keep the battery normal parameters while the car is driven and it is physically disconnected via a when the car is shut down. It is automatically by energy reclaimed by the system when the vehicle is down and by running the main when required. Barring the only way to discharge the high battery is to run the car without fuel, preventing the engine starting. is to be avoided except in emergencies and a warning is given in the vehicles about this. If access is to the battery, there is a safety close to the battery itself, can be used to disconnect it completely for purposes. Having said there is no need for the average to go near that battery and it is not to unplug it if you’re not intending to use the car for time.

The Diagnostic Trouble Codes [ ]

The Diagnostic Trouble Codes or (also known simply as codes) are stored automatically any of the sensors are outside of predetermined For instance, on the Prius, there are at the braking systems master and also at the calipers. If the sensors different readings, the system this as a fault. The fault are not generally cleared automatically; are stored until reset with an OBD-II diagnostic . If you have such a tool and to interrogate the system and/or the fault codes, you can just it in and follow the instructions for the particular you are using. If you don’t have an tester, you can get away with a Service Tool (SST) from Toyota. This is to safely link particular together in order to get the system to the stored fault codes and to instructions given via the vehicles Warning lights on the dashboard refuse to extinguish even you are sure there

is no fault can be due to stored fault

To clear the stored fault using the SST [ edit ]

Toyota Prius a(alpha)

Use the SST to connect 4 and 13 of the OBD-II socket.

Turn on the power (just press the button).

Press the brake at least eight times five seconds.

Check there are no warnings displayed on the — if warnings are still turn the power off and repeat step 2.

Unplug the SST.

— poor reception [ ]

Poor reception on the Prius, crackling, on both AM and FM is usually a problem at the antenna end. The is mounted on the roof, right at the in the centre. The fix then is simply to access, unbolt the antenna, the antenna and the area of the roof it makes contact, smear dielectric grease on the contact to prevent corrosion in the future jelly will suffice) and put it all together. Unfortunately, in order to access to the contact point in to clean it, you’ll need to the rear internal light and drop the headlining at the back.

Auto (power) function of windows not working [ edit ]

Toyota Prius a(alpha)
Toyota Prius a(alpha)


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