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Old 04-10-2024, 01:37 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I know. I was trying to buy inopperable Prii for spare parts (make one car out of two) and couldn't get one for a reasonable price. I should have sold it then, back when it still ran and the 1) dash, 2) heater, 3) A/C and 4) infotainment all worked. I just don't understand why they have stopped one by one.
Because these are common failures of the Gen2.

1: Combo meter. Extremely common failure. $150 DIY fix.
2: Likely the blend door actuator. Cheap part but a real pain to replace. ~$50 DIY fix
3: Every Gen2 I've owned (7) has a leaky A/C system that needs occasional recharging (along with 100s I've serviced). One needed a replacement compressor. $20 hose and $10/can of SuperTech R-134a.
4: If you mean touch screen - another very common failure. $299 @ autobeyours.

Others include the inverter coolant pump ($150), coolant control valve ($125), hybrid battery ($1950 list) and ABS actuator (about $1200 online discount dealer - BIG DIY job).

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Old 04-11-2024, 12:01 AM   #22 (permalink)
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When was the last time you started it? Any chance the hybrid battery itself has just fully discharged down to 0?
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When was the last time you started it? Any chance the hybrid battery itself has just fully discharged down to 0?
I try to start it once a month and floor it with the brake pedal depressed while in drive in order to fully charge the HV battery. But what is happening seems to act like there's no key, 12V is charged, door ajar light comes on, but key in socket and the on button does nothing, with or without the brake pedal depressed.
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Because these are common failures of the Gen2.

1: Combo meter. Extremely common failure. $150 DIY fix.
2: Likely the blend door actuator. Cheap part but a real pain to replace. ~$50 DIY fix
3: Every Gen2 I've owned (7) has a leaky A/C system that needs occasional recharging (along with 100s I've serviced). One needed a replacement compressor. $20 hose and $10/can of SuperTech R-134a.
4: If you mean touch screen - another very common failure. $299 @ autobeyours.

Others include the inverter coolant pump ($150), coolant control valve ($125), hybrid battery ($1950 list) and ABS actuator (about $1200 online discount dealer - BIG DIY job).
I meant I can't get the heater or A/C to turn on because the touch screen is not working. The blend door is probably fine. Who knows about the A/C, it never gets hot enough around here to need it.
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Old 04-14-2024, 03:30 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I try to start it once a month and floor it with the brake pedal depressed while in drive in order to fully charge the HV battery. But what is happening seems to act like there's no key, 12V is charged, door ajar light comes on, but key in socket and the on button does nothing, with or without the brake pedal depressed.
Fuse box under hood. One down from top right - check the AM2 fuse.

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I meant I can't get the heater or A/C to turn on because the touch screen is not working. The blend door is probably fine. Who knows about the A/C, it never gets hot enough around here to need it.
A/C can be engaged from the steering wheel buttons. If steering wheel buttons don't work, you also have a failed clock spring - very common.
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Fuse box under hood. One down from top right - check the AM2 fuse.



A/C can be engaged from the steering wheel buttons. If steering wheel buttons don't work, you also have a failed clock spring - very common.
I think you're trying to convince me to fix and drive it.
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I think you're trying to convince me to fix and drive it.
Or getting it driving and boost your sales price and potential pool of buyers.
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Fuse box under hood. One down from top right - check the AM2 fuse.



A/C can be engaged from the steering wheel buttons. If steering wheel buttons don't work, you also have a failed clock spring - very common.
I checked the AM2 fuse. As you suspected it was blown.

I replaced it and tried starting the car. Dash lights came on and it seemed like it was going to start.

Looking at Google it could be an inverter cooling pump short circuit. But this was replaced at the dealer less than 100 miles ago.

About 5 seconds later the dash went black again with only the door ajar light on. I tried restarting, which was a no-go. I checked the new AM2 fuse and found that it too was again blown.
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Fuse box under hood. One down from top right - check the AM2 fuse.



A/C can be engaged from the steering wheel buttons. If steering wheel buttons don't work, you also have a failed clock spring - very common.
I checked the AM2 fuse. As you suspected it was blown.

I replaced it and tried starting the car. Dash lights came on and it seemed like it was going to start.

About 5 seconds later the dash went black again with only the door ajar light on. I tried restarting, which was a no-go. I checked the new AM2 fuse and found that it too was again blown.

The inverter pump was replaced less than 300 miles ago at the dealership.
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I checked the AM2 fuse. As you suspected it was blown.

I replaced it and tried starting the car. Dash lights came on and it seemed like it was going to start.

About 5 seconds later the dash went black again with only the door ajar light on. I tried restarting, which was a no-go. I checked the new AM2 fuse and found that it too was again blown.

The inverter pump was replaced less than 300 miles ago at the dealership.
Either it has failed again in short, or you have another short elsewhere.

Disconnect this plug:



Replace the fuse. If the fuse blows again, you have a short elsewhere. If it does not blow, the pump is likely shorted.

Given that the car has been sitting awhile, there is a risk that critters have chewed wires.

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