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Toyota Prius, Navigation System, Hybrid Cars, Hatchback, Sedan
#99 of 127 PRIUS cover-up?
Apr 26, 2009 (7:10 am)
I have a 2005 prius with 160 K ..Did the dealer find the problem with your prius , I've had this problem happening 5 times or more every week. with no power, or the alarm going off. or it reboots itself . I have to reset the clock at least 10 times a week. I seem to find new ways to get it running ..the latest fix is opening and closing doors. of course the dealership has never heard of prius not starting or no power ..what makes me think is a major defect that toyota dealers are either very stupid or told not to say anything....
Apr 26, 2009 (6:11 pm)
Haven't addressed my one-time issue w/Guidance orientation.
Haven't requested Nav update download either.
Have had no experience in this area: 87k and running strong with no computer issues.
#101 of 127 Re: instrument panel [circle12]
Apr 29, 2009 (2:08 pm)
I have had the exact same problem - the display panel went black so I did not know how fast I was going. After taking the dash apart and testing all electrical components they found that it was the combination meter. I had that replaced just today. Unfortunately my Prius (2004) is no longer under warrenty and it is EXTREMELY expensive to repair.
#102 of 127 Re: New 2005 Prius Owners [majors2000]
Jul 04, 2009 (12:27 pm)
are you still working for Toyota?
My wife and I have an '08 Prius and are looking at purchasing a very low mileage '05 Prius.
Are there any "issues" with the '05 that we should be aware of??
I tried to send you a private email for this question, but you are listed as private so I am posting it here in hopes that you see it.
For the rest of you please forgive the off-topic post, but I would be very interested in any comments that folks have on the '05 models with Nav!
#103 of 127 Air Conditioning
Jul 06, 2009 (2:51 pm)
I guess this is more of a suggestion for Toyota, maybe it is fixed on the new models. If I have my climate control going, then switch to AUTO AC on the steering column, then switch it again, using the steering column, it turns everything off! Why wouldn't it just revert back to what it was on before? VERY annoying...then when I turn something back on, usually to vent, with the controls on the dash (not the steering column) the ac is automatically on etc... just annoying. Not too difficult to make the car revert to where things were before I wouldn't think.
Otherwise, a great car. wish i had the money to buy the 2010...mine is a 2008.
Aug 04, 2009 (6:53 pm)
I can not find my toyota book for the prius but today the maitenence light came on and wanted to know if I'm supose to take it to a maitenence place to get it work on or somthen.
#105 of 127 Re: Maitenence light [michellep29]
Aug 04, 2009 (8:12 pm)
That light comes on every 5,000 to indicate an oil and filter change is due.
Shut it off by holding down the ODO button while pushing start.
After a sequence of flashes, the reset will be complete and the light will be out.
#106 of 127 Malfunction indicator Light (MIL)
Aug 06, 2009 (6:23 am)
I have a 2001 Toyota Prius with 49000 miles on it.
Off-late I am seeing the the MIL indicator coming up (& staying on) when I insert the Key and turn it to 'ON' position. However the indicator goes away when I start the engine or drive. Does anybody know what might be wrong? Is this something I should be worried of?
#107 of 127 2008 prius manuals - all
Nov 04, 2009 (7:19 pm)
Could someone please help me buy new manuals for my 08 Prius. Wife was house cleaning & tossed the whole packet out.Please help me find the cost effective & easy way to purchase them.
#108 of 127 Re: 2008 prius manuals - all [russ45]
Nov 04, 2009 (7:47 pm)
You can download the Prius guide online. Remember that this isn't written by Toyota - but by Prius owners. I've fouind it helpful and written more simply than the manual. Not sure if this is what you want but the web address is:
As for the manuals, if I was you, I would search for some used ones on amazon.com, ebay.com and craigslist.com, etc. Hope this helps!