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Prius V will not power on. Help!

Discussion in 'Prius v Technical Discussion' started by darinf, Jan 5, 2012.

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  1. darinf

    darinf New Member

    Feb 6, 2007
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    I was playing with the settings on the Display Audio/Setup/Vehicle settings.

    I turned the "Key System with Elec. Key" setting to off.

    Now I cannot turn the Power on in the car. I can unlock/lock the car using the buttons on the key FOB.

    But when I press the Power button with my foot on the brake, all I get is the red "no key" security indicator on the display.

    So somehow I guess I turned off the electronic key wireless system.

    In my Gen II Prius, I could just stick the key into the key slot. Is there a place to insert the key in the V?

    I was actually changing the settings because I wanted to set up the car so that all the doors automatically unlock when I unlock the drive or passenger door.

    Please help!
  2. darinf

    darinf New Member

    Feb 6, 2007
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    Nevermind, emergency fixed.

    I found on page 478 of the manual...

    You have to press the brake, and then touch the back of the key FOB to the POWER button to power on the car.

    I guess with the Smart Key system off, that's how you use the key manually.

    Pretty obscure since I think it is still using some kind of wireless signal to "read" the key. It just has to be really close to the power button.
  3. PaJa

    PaJa Senior member

    Sep 3, 2009
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    Czech republic
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2010 Prius
    There is a passive RFID chip inside remote control. It works in close proximity to the Power button.
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