should i see the red triangle light at start up

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Technical Discussion' started by 2007prius1, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. 2007prius1

    2007prius1 New Member

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    Hi I am new with prius should I see the red triangle light at start up. My prius does not turn on is that normal I notice on my other vehicles all the lights turn on when I turn the key then they turn off
     
  2. seilerts

    seilerts Battery Curmudgeon

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    Trust me, you don't want to see the red triangle. But you will see other warning lights that stay lit then turn off shortly after the car is made Ready. A red triangle will also appear in the multifunction display if there is a problem.
     
  3. melonhawg

    melonhawg New Member

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    Same thing happened to me last year. I read somewhere that the factory 12volt battery can go bad. I almost replaced it.

    I pulled it out of the car and put it on a charger overnight and let it get a full charge before putting it back in.

    Never had that triangle stay on again.

    The reason my battery got drained... I forgot to turn off my dome lights.