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Found this cable dangling under my back tire... Anyone know what this is?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by tennistay522, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. tennistay522

    tennistay522 New Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I found this frayed (possibly cut) wire dangling in front of my back tire/under my back seat door on the right side. Anyone know what this cable is for and if this is a potentially dangerous problem? Thanks! IMG_2620-1.jpeg
     
  2. Raytheeagle

    Raytheeagle Senior Member

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    Welcome to Prius Chat (y).

    Some questions:

    • How many miles on your Prius?
    • Did you run something over?
    • Are there any dash lights?
    • Is the car behaving differently?
    • Is there anything not working?
    You get the idea;).

    Good luck and keep us posted (y).
     
  3. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Senior Member

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    Jack it up and have a better look. I didn't notice any wires in the immediate vicinity on mine, just taking a quick look. The one wire I can think of in that "vicinity", though a little further back, is going to the speed sensor, in the rear wheel bearing.
     
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    It's hard to tell from the photo. It's not just a piece of road debris, is it?