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How to Turn Off the Reverse Beep in a Prius
The Toyota Prius is designed to shut off the engine when stopped as an energy-conserving measure. When the accelerator is depressed, it starts to back up, so you...
How to Move Your Cell Phone Contact List to Your Prius
Talking on your cellphone while driving is a dangerous prospect, unless you use a hands-free device to talk and even when trying to dial the phone number you need. If you...
How to Re-Start Your Second Generation Prius
Nobody wants their car to suddenly stop working. Unfortunately, Toyota recalled around 75,000 of their 2004 Prius cars because of some technical issues that were causing them to stall. This could be...
How to Use an iPod in a Toyota Prius
Gone are the days of toting around cassette tapes or CDs in cases to keep tunes on hand when you're on the go. Today, we have playlists on our...
How to Get Better Gas Mileage with Your Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is considered one of the cleanest, environmentally friendly vehicles to drive based on the amount of smog-forming emissions that most other vehicles put out....
Politics and Personal Driving Preferences: Do Republicans and Democrats Drive Different Cars?
Dodge Rams are the most popular car in Republican states; the Toyota Prius is the most popular in Democratic areas (as are hybrids and foreign cars).
How to Drive a Toyota Prius
For someone who has never driven a Prius, it may feel a bit like stepping into the cockpit of an alien spaceship when sliding into the driver’s seat....
How to Drive a Prius in the Winter
Driving during extreme weather conditions brings its own challenges. For example, snow and ice can make roads slippery, causing drivers to lose control of their vehicles. It can also...
How to Use Intelligent Parking Assist in a Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is an innovative vehicle packed with features that make your driving experience smoother and easier. One such feature is the Intelligent Parking Assist which helps...
How to Quickly Stop a Runaway Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is a plug-in hybrid vehicle that uses a combination of a gas-powered engine and an electric motor to propel the vehicle. It is perhaps the most well-known...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in California in 2012
California natives are notably environmentally conscious, and this often shows in their choices of vehicles as well. While trucks rarely make it to the top spots, hybrid vehicles are frequently on...
How to Buy a Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is one of the most popular hybrid models on the automotive market, and it comes with an array of perks. A Prius is more environmentally friendly...
How to Use a Prius as a Generator
Being without electricity due to natural disaster or repair work being performed on electric lines in your region is at best an inconvenience and at worst life-threatening, especially when you...
How to Start a Prius
The Toyota Prius was a game changer when it was first introduced back in 2000. As one of the first commercially successful hybrid vehicles, it eventually helped launch an...
How to Replace the Headlights on a Toyota Prius
Your headlights are one of the most important safety components for your car. A broken headlight bulb can endanger yourself and others on the road.
Essential Things to Know About the Toyota Prius Hybrid Car
The Toyota Prius first came out in 1997. The current Prius gets 58 miles per gallon and can travel a mile without any gas when it's in EV mode.
The Best Used Cars to Buy For Fuel Economy
Saving money on gas is an important factor to consider when buying a car. The Honda Civic, Toyota Prius, and Ford Fusion all have great fuel economy.
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Short Commutes
If you’re lucky enough to have a short commute to work, then you need to consider different factors when buying a used car than someone with a lengthier drive (or more...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Long Commutes
Most of us are faced with the prospect of commuting back and forth to work on a daily basis, but some have a much longer drive than others. When it comes...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Mobile Housekeeper
If you are a mobile housekeeper, chances are that you are looking for a small, reliable used vehicle that offers good gas mileage and enough space to store your supplies. With that in mind,...

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Hello I have a Toyota Prius hybrid 2003 and I checked in the engine and it doesn’t have the serpentine belt and it has been runnin
When a belt comes off it is most likely due to a failed pulley o tensioner and belt. I recommend getting a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to you to diagnose the reason the belt came off and what...
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How to keep 2017 Prius hatchback from opening so tall? I am short and can't reach to close.
Using a stool is unsafe and thus we do NOT recommend that. The liftgate on the Prius is held open by two hydraulic supports. The OEM supports open (extend) 17.5 inches. It is possible to remove the two OEM supplied...
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Prius master warning light on
To resolve this most efficiently you have to start with a Toyota re-manufactured, dealer supplied, OEM battery pack. That is the only way to rule out the "possibility" of a fault, of some sort, in the battery pack. Once you...
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p0505 p1121
Hi there. The P1121 code is a Toyota specific OBD-II trouble code that indicates a coolant flow control flow sensor problem being stuck. Typically, replacing the sensor is the repair solution. Here is an article that you might want to...
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Check engine light P1121 code. Still get warm air. What's the est. to see if the valve needs replacing or if its a faulty wire?
Hi Willow. Thanks for contacting us tonight. The second generation Prius, model years 2004-2009, uses a 3-way valve to control coolant flow between the engine, the hot coolant storage tank (thermos), and the heater core - which is what causes...
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What does it cost to replace the spark plugs on a 2010 Toyota Prius?
Prius spark plugs are more accessible on the engine than many makes and models, so it is one of the lower cost engines to perform the replacement on. You can obtain an exact written quote for replacement, and schedule the...
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Where can I go besides Toyota?
Hi Veronica. Thanks for contacting us today. It really depends on what issues you're having with your Toyota Prius and where you live. There are several local shops that are starting to specialize in hybrid services. We also have several...
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hey i just change my car tune up but it went bad after 2 wks any advice
Hi there. It really depends on what you did exactly with your tune-up that would determine what is going wrong or is causing poor performance on your Toyota Prius. Sometimes replacement parts sold at an auto parts store are the...
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My prius 2015 AC blows not-cold-enough air and also it takes 10-15 minutes to start cooling?
It sounds like you may have a damaged AC compressor clutch. As you may know the AC Clutch is the pulley that spins with the Belt. There are two ports on the rear of the Compressor. One is a Suction...
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A.C. not cooling properly
The compressor does not come with new O-rings for the line connection and this is why they will need them. You should not reuse the old O-rings.
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Prius 2015 AC takes 15 minutes to start cooling on a hot day but it gets cold eventually, but at night it cools faster
The amount of refrigerant charge could be incorrect. The system might have moisture or air trapped within especially if the system dryer was not replaced (as is required) when the condenser was replaced. The condenser fan(s) might not be cycling...
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Is there any way to see the battery percentage on a 2005 Toyota Prius?
Hi there. A hybrid battery does not indicate a percentage of lifespan unfortunately that can be checked by a car owner in most cases. It's probably best to refer to your owner manual to see if there is a procedure...
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Oil change labor cost
Hi Troy. Thanks for submitting your question today. I've forwarded your question to our sales and service department - to see if they can provide you with an accurate estimate for completing the oil and filter change with you supplying...
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2008 Prius with 230,099 miles , drove without oil and ended up making a grinding noise so I pulled over and called tow truck.
Unfortunately, driving without oil may have likely caused some catastrophic damage to your engine. As you may know, engines require oil to keep internal components cool and lubricated to reduce friction. When the engine is run dry of oil, this...
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Toyota Prius 2012 hybrid system light with master warning light, slip indicator, brake system warning and malfunction
The warning lights signify that trouble codes have set and been stored in the vehicle computer(s). Of course, the codes likely reflect the existence of an underlying fault, the severity of which will be unknown until the codes are read...
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Warning exclamation and it says reset hybrid system. Will not start
I would recommend having the vehicle inspected by a qualified professional who is proficient in diagnosing hybrid vehicle issues. It is very likely that the issue was related to the accident that the vehicle was in.
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2014 Prius 2 transition electric to gas is not smooth while driving
I would initially suspect an engine fault (or even something as mundane as bad gasoline; did the incident perhaps start after re-fueling?). There are some technical service bulletins relative to your model describing rough engine operation that was due to...
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Coolant light
This is often times related to the inverter cooling system. There is a separate coolant used for the inverter system which is what helps power the hybrid functions of the vehicle. When this gets low on coolant, resulting in overheating,...
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Prius won't turn on, go into drive or reverse.
Load test the smaller 12 volt battery, that is located in the rear right trunk area. Of course, be sure that 12 volt battery is properly connected, too, as it might have been disabled during the high voltage battery replacement....

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