Combination meter blank, no instrument lights

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by koco, Oct 8, 2021.

  1. koco

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    2005 Prius
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    The dark combination meter issue occurs a lot lately. I have seen some youtube temporary fixes in which they turn on accessory power then hold the climate button and switch the headlights on and off, and sometimes it works.

    With the door open I push the power button once without pressing the brake, and if the door open light does not come on I know the dash will not be lit if I start it. All I do is flash the high beams once or twice to get it working.

    I will be installing the new 220uf capacitor in the panel soon. It seems like the panel was engineered to work with the 100uf capacitor, but not to work with an aging 100uf capacitor.
     
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