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Toyota Prius, Navigation System, Hybrid Cars, Hatchback, Sedan
#113 of 127 Re: dim display [rhutcheon]
Mar 22, 2010 (9:08 am)
I realize that I am replying to a 2008 Message. My 2005 Prius which I bought new has a touch screen display that is slowly getting dimmer as it ages. I used to work on touch screen displays that had the same problem. The answer is to replace the small florescent bulb that no longer is outputing the same lumens as it once did. Unfortunately, Toyota doesn't have a part number for the bulb and will only replace the entire touch screen display at a cost of over $3000 . I am going to research how to get at the display to see if the light source is replaceable.
Anybody else have anything to add to this?
#114 of 127 Re: dim display [glouderback]
Mar 23, 2010 (5:35 pm)
I bought a 2007 Prius a couple of months ago,and honestly in sunlight I can't see anything.Not the speedometer or the information screen.Anyone think that anything could be done.My car is still under a bumper to bumper warranty.
#115 of 127 Re: dim display [mickeyrom]
Mar 23, 2010 (7:36 pm)
I checked it out. There is no part number for the florescent tube. It doesn't even look replaceable. The entire touch screen assembly would have to be replaced. The cost of that is over $3000. A refurbished one is half that. Try turning the brightness up all the way or buying a sun shied for it.I have seen them on Prius Chat web site
See if they will replace it.
#116 of 127 Re: dim display [glouderback]
Mar 23, 2010 (7:45 pm)
I have the brightness set to high,but although it looks fine when it's overcast,when it's sunny...I have to use my Garmin GPS to see my speed.
#117 of 127 Re: dim display [mickeyrom]
Mar 23, 2010 (10:42 pm)
This may sound strange... but the small dial on the panel to the left of the steering wheel. Where do you have it set?
Did you roll the dial all the way to the top past the detent?
Or do you have it rolled down towards the bottom?
Normally I have had friends have their display set in day mode so it is too bright at night, but is yours in night mode during the day?
#118 of 127 Re: dim display [hihostevo]
Mar 24, 2010 (5:33 am)
I have tried it in several ways.Seems like it makes a change only if your headlights are on.Otherwise,it has no effect at all.I have the info panel lights set on medium which seems to work the best.Actually when you adjust it brighter and max contrast,I cannot see any difference.Of course that affects the back up camera view too,
BTW the service manager at my dealer said that this is a common complaint,but the 2010s are a bit brighter.(helps me a lot)
#119 of 127 All Dash Lights On 2004 Prius, Car Won't Start
Aug 17, 2010 (9:06 am)
Is it the battery? What else could it be?
#121 of 127 2005 Prius Computer Shot
Apr 02, 2010 (10:53 am)
Can't find my message from yesterday.
69K miles on Prius 2005. No problems except water pump at 65000.
Went to start car and got error with PS, red triangle do not drive, tow to nearest dealer. Dealer checked and say it is the computer. The computer "went out" and is "shot, I need a new computer and it will be $2000.
#122 of 127 05 prius-which computer?
Apr 03, 2010 (7:25 am)
Me too. 76,000k miles, but while I was driving. Toyota didn't help me either. Did you get help from them?