Last post on Oct 25, 2012 at 10:22 AM
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Toyota Prius, Navigation System, Hybrid Cars, Hatchback, Sedan
#117 of 126 Re: dim display [mickeyrom]
Mar 23, 2010 (11:42 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 126 Re: dim display [hihostevo]
Mar 24, 2010 (6:33 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 126 All Dash Lights On 2004 Prius, Car Won't Start
Aug 17, 2010 (10:06 am)
Is it the battery? What else could it be?
#121 of 126 2005 Prius Computer Shot
Apr 02, 2010 (11:53 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 126 05 prius-which computer?
Apr 03, 2010 (8:25 am)
Me too. 76,000k miles, but while I was driving. Toyota didn't help me either. Did you get help from them?
#123 of 126 Re: 05 prius-which computer? [dwolfcoach]
Apr 03, 2010 (7:31 pm)
no help but I haven't told them to fix it
I may try another dealer
They say it can happen if you hit a pothole. Gee I thought it was a car.
"recommend replace skid control ECU"
how much did yours cost?
#124 of 126 Re: 05 prius-which computer? [shay2]
Apr 05, 2010 (7:30 am)
Our 2005 Prius with 79K miles has twice now popped up with all the warning lights which direct us to have it towed to the nearest dealer. Only the last time we were in heavy traffic going very slow for over 30 minutes and as soon as the problem cleared and we could accelerate, all the lights went on and the car wouldn't go over 45 mph. We had to pull over and re start the car twice to achieve decent acceleration. Just the opposite problem all the other Toyota's are having.
The lights were still on when we got to the dealer, but when they went to work on it both times, the lights are off and they say there is no problem with the car.
Does this sound like a computer issue or a mechanical problem? Should we pursue it with another dealer?
Obviously we are concerned because this is a potentially dangerous situation as we could get hit from behind.
#125 of 126 backup camera malfunction
Sep 14, 2011 (12:39 pm)
My reverse camera stopped working. The screen is mostly white with a rainbow pattern in it when I put it into reverse. No other problems with the display. I have a 2006. Anyone else had their cameras do this? Please don't respond about cleaning the camera lens, this is not the problem. I can't find anyone else who has had a camera go out. the dealer said it's about $1000.00 to replace it.
#126 of 126 Re: instrument panel [driscooll]
Oct 25, 2012 (10:22 am)
Aparently this is a major problem that toyota has with all of their digital displays that are in cars from 2004-2009. I have also been having the same problem for some time and it is really inconvenient and should be resolved by toyota. I have researched and found this website to have some very important and needed information. http://lusciousgarage.com/blog/prius_combination_meter_dashboard_repair_availabl- e/