I just tried getting in my
I just tried getting in my 2006 Prius and nothing happened. I had to resort to using the key to actually get in the car, and when I pushed the button to try and start it, nothing happened. Nothing is happening at all. No lights turn on, no sounds, nothing. I'm scared, really scared. What am I supposed to do? It won't even lock itself when I push the button, I had to do it myself.
I haven't driven it for about five days, is that the problem? Did the battery die? If that's the case, how do I make it work?
Kirby: sounds like the 12v
Kirby: sounds like the 12v battery is dead. Did you try getting it jumped? Or tested?
If you have a smart key, you
If you have a smart key, you can shut it off if you aren't going to use the car for several days (2 weeks). Then the battery will not run down. It's a switch under the steering column quite a ways down. The smart key will use up battery life - usually not much, but if not recharged for some time, it will go down.
hi, i have a prius hybrid
hi, i have a prius hybrid 2011, i'm having a sound like huvs in start up. I want to know what the sound is coming, is there anyone taking the sound like beerrr, like diesel huvs.
yep.... this is happening to
yep.... this is happening to me too. 2005 Prius 88k miles. I thought the reason was that I was forgetting to put the car in park before I turned it off. Nope that is not it. I now make sure that everything is turned off in the car (lights, radio, heat, air co) before I turn the car off. I can also tell when I am going to have a problem because when I open my door to get out of the care (after turning the car off) I hear a "beep, beep, beep" ... which doesn't normally happen. I might as well fight to start the car right then an there because when i get out of work... the car for sure will not start. My Toyota service department also says "they have never heard about this type of problem and they cannot make it happen". I wish I didn't love everything else about the car. I will try the brake pumping technique next time. I know this sounds wierd but ... I feel like if I try turning it off then on off then on and then opening the door and closing it... the car will start. makes no sense.
I have been fighting this
I have been fighting this issue as well. Aux battery drains down when car is off. Battery passes load testing. I'm going to check the brake switch and also door jam switches, fuses, etc for variance in continuity. I wonder if a blown diode is involved. I guess I'll have to buy the repair manual.
One thing with small parts... they get smaller when cold. Perhaps, shorting across contacts.
I tried adding a small solar panel and had some positive results initially but it seems that karma kicked in and we haven't really had enough sun since I installed it.
I find it irritating that the info display on these vehicles failed to include a built in voltmeter for the aux battery.
I have 2008 prius, does not
I have 2008 prius, does not star,battery seems to ok, a/c working, plenty of light, month ago mechanic said need to change transaxel(transmission). I am frustrated.