2008 Prius clock doesn't keep time

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Audio and Electronics' started by Garry, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. Garry

    Garry New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2014
    2
    0
    0
    Vehicle:
    2008 Prius
    Model:
    Four
    The battery has not been disconnected. Any answers?
     
  2. JC91006

    JC91006 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2013
    14,547
    7,320
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    V
    The battery is dying or you have a loose connection
     
  3. Garry

    Garry New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2014
    2
    0
    0
    Vehicle:
    2008 Prius
    Model:
    Four
    Thanks. It's only 3 years old but a few times I haven't been able to start the car. I should have figured it was the battery but it's no that old.
     
  4. JC91006

    JC91006 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2013
    14,547
    7,320
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    V
    These little batteries typically lasts around 4 to 5 years. But once it has been drained, the life span will be reduced. It's time to change the battery before you get stranded.
     
  5. Easy Rider 2

    Easy Rider 2 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2014
    1,584
    256
    0
    Location:
    Ocala, FL
    Vehicle:
    2013 Prius c
    Model:
    Three
    Well then it could be a bad connection at any of the 4 connection points for the 2 main battery cables.
    Problems at the body-frame connection for the negative cable seem to be fairly common.
    Anyhow, all 4 connection points need to be removed, cleaned and re-attached and the battery needs to be tested.
    While a "good" battery test sometimes isn't conclusive, a "bad" test almost always IS.
     
Loading...