Hello Prius owners,
I bought my first Prius used and am going to need help diagnosing some electrical problems. The vehicle was running fine then one day the previous owner went to start it and there was nothing. No power at all, as if there was no battery at all in it. He did not want to get involved in diagnosing the problems so he sold me the vehicle at a reasonably lower market value. He said he priced the starter battery at $180. Is this correct? He was afraid he said to buy the battery and find it didnt need it. Aside from taking it to the dealer, is there some alternate ways of diagnosing some of this?