Dash blackout

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by MaggieMay, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. MaggieMay

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    Hi guys!
    Last night I headed out, powered on- "welcome to Prius" - the dashboard lit up as usual. As soon as I turned on my headlights, the dash went black - except for the 'ready' and the headlight symbol. The temperature control panel also went out. Headlights off = panels on. Headlights on = panels off.

    Has this been seen? What is it? More importantly, how expensive is it?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Paradox

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    Make sure your dimmer knob is not rotated all the way down, it turns off all dashboard lights. Turning it up makes the dash light up and get brighter until maxed out.

    It has happened to me and numerous others on here so I'm willing to bet that's all it is... No money req'd :)
     
  3. MaggieMay

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    DOH! Geez Mark! How dumb do I feel? Thank you!

    So many exciting Prius things going on...love being able to keep up here on Prius Chat. Thanks!
     
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    No problem, you're welcome Maggie!
     
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