Can extreme heat cause my Prius C to act odd?

Discussion in 'Prius c Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by Cable387, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. needtongo

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    I'm a newbie when it comes to the Prius C, but whereabouts are the vents located exactly?
     
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    In front of the rear seat, seat bottom on the left. Just behind the drivers seat. It's on the upright wall
    under the front of the seat and above the footwell :cool:
     
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    Is there a fan to help cool the high voltage battery, if so does this cooling fan continue to run even after the car is off ? (again if so the 12v battery must get a real workout)
     
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    there is a variable speed cooling fan, if it runs after you shut the car off, it's probably powered by the hv battery it's cooling.
     
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    There is a fan (hence the vent under the seat) and it does shut off when you turn the car off. You should be able to hear it.
     
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    Found it! Thanks Drdiesel. Do the vents ever require any maintenance?
     
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    I'm sure it would, but not very much unless you leave the windows down and follow trucks on dirt roads.
    Maybe about once a year you could pull the panels and clean the dust out. Otherwise it's pretty fool proof.
     
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    I've never been able to hear the fan, though I've never gone back there to look/listen when the car's been running. I do stick my hand back there from time to time to feel the air movement, though.
     
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