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  1. ChapmanF replied to the thread Need help getting blink codes.

    They're hydraulic systems with electromechanical valves that move. I don't hold out great hope for anyone to miraculously engineer one...

    Aug 18, 2022 at 11:35 AM
  2. ChapmanF replied to the thread Should I change or flush coolant?.

    That actually changes more between countries. It is a standard convention when talking about cars that left and right mean the left and...

    Aug 18, 2022 at 10:26 AM
  3. ChapmanF replied to the thread High Temp Light coming on under heavy load.

    See this thread. There are two engine coolant temperature sensors in Gen 3. The one in the EHRS hose will light the warning light at 248...

    Aug 18, 2022 at 10:23 AM
  4. ChapmanF replied to the thread How often do you need to change brake fluid?.

    That's a pretty close description of older, conventional brake systems. It's a little different in a Prius. The four lines to the...

    Aug 18, 2022 at 10:13 AM
  5. ChapmanF replied to the thread Beeping at start up with All Brake Lights on?.

    While there are around a couple hundred possible brake trouble codes, most of them only light the warning lights; only a handful of them...

    Aug 18, 2022 at 10:06 AM
  6. ChapmanF replied to the thread Can't fix this electrical issue..

    :thumbsup: A year and a half-ish ago, I had the opportunity to compare my 30-year-old never-recalibrated handheld Fluke to an instrument...

    Aug 18, 2022 at 9:56 AM
  7. ChapmanF replied to the thread Should I change or flush coolant?.

    No, that's the brake fluid. The engine coolant reservoir has the same pink stuff as the inverter reservoir. With cars, when we say...

    Aug 17, 2022 at 4:14 PM
  8. ChapmanF replied to the thread Should I change or flush coolant?.

    Your photo is of the reservoir for the inverter coolant. I've never seen the Prius c's inverter reservoir up close to see where the F...

    Aug 17, 2022 at 3:31 PM
  9. ChapmanF replied to the thread Horn Stopped Working.

    If the car beeps, intermittently, as you turn the wheel, while holding the horn pad steadily pressed, then yes, that is a smoking gun...

    Aug 17, 2022 at 3:26 PM
  10. ChapmanF replied to the thread i shorted my 12v battery while driving.

    Posted by the person it happened to ⇒ does not qualify.

    Aug 17, 2022 at 12:41 PM
  11. ChapmanF replied to the thread Can't fix this electrical issue..

    I would be cautious about any change of nuts from Toyota's. A lock with a locking washer, for example, could seem like a good idea, but...

    Aug 17, 2022 at 12:39 PM
  12. ChapmanF replied to the thread Need help getting blink codes.

    If it were my car, I'd certainly start by pursuing that angle, and stick with a simple fix if I found one. It would still be possible to...

    Aug 17, 2022 at 12:32 PM
  13. ChapmanF replied to the thread Help understanding Techstream Health check?.

    Don't sweat the B1421; that just means there wasn't strong sun on the car at the time the codes were pulled. The P3000 and P0A80 have...

    Aug 17, 2022 at 12:30 PM
  14. ChapmanF replied to the thread i shorted my 12v battery while driving.

    A 2010 does not have the little 5 amp fuse at the positive battery terminal. That's a Gen 1 and 2 thing. There is a 140 amp fuse there....

    Aug 17, 2022 at 10:40 AM
  15. ChapmanF replied to the thread Dead Battery No lights nothing all back on dash.

    If the battery's all dead, there won't be any dash lights (what would light them?), but in that case, the key fob won't open the door...

    Aug 17, 2022 at 10:30 AM