Engine swapped, now car wont become ready

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by brownsnoutuk, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. brownsnoutuk

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    Im having some issues after swapping the engine on my 05. The swap went well and i hooked everything back up the way it was. I have triple checked every connection. If I am missing one then it is hidden extremely well.

    I reconnected the HV and Aux batteries but the car will not go into ready mode. All the warning lights come on and the screen shows problem!
    The inverter coolant pump is running, my basic obd2 scanner shows no codes.

    Im hoping someone can suggest things to check before I have to get it towed to Toyota. Can I buy a scangauge that will tell me the hybrid trouble codes?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Patrick Wong

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    A simple thing to check is the orange traction battery interlock switch. When reinserting it you must pivot the lever 90 degrees. Then you must slide the switch to lock it in place.

    You can buy Toyota Techstream Lite software to run on your laptop. However it would be probably much cheaper for you to tow the car and pay the $100 or so to have the dealer tech tell you what codes are logged and provide a diagnosis.
     
  3. brownsnoutuk

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    That was it Patrick, thank you so much. I was forgetting to slide the switch up. I feel pretty dumb right now, but man you saved me a trip to the dealer.
    :D
     
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    Most people worry about replacing the battery.

    How's it performing with the new engine?
     
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    If: We could only calculate the amount of money that Patrick has saved with his precise and great advice. Three cheers for Patrick! :cheer2:
     
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    Its running great, thanks again Patrick.
     
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    I'm curious why the engine had to be replaced, and at what mileage...
     
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    Cheer3!!!
    Can't believe no one get this. :)
     
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