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Fuel Gauge stuck on full forever

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by Eldon Pinheiro, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. Eldon Pinheiro

    Eldon Pinheiro New Member

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    Hi Guys, I have a 2012 Prius Two with 217k miles.

    A few months ago, a stupid driver crashed his car in my prius, on back.

    Not a big deal, my car was repaired.

    But, I got 2 problems:

    1- My right side steering switches doesn't work anymore ( only DISP switch ).

    I checked the clock spring and it's ok.

    2 - My fuel gauge stuck on full, even on empty tank.

    Any ideas to fix these problems?

    Thanks and sorry for my bad english :)
     
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  2. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    welcome! won't the shoppe who fixed it fix it?
     
  3. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Senior Member

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    I would agree with @bisco, that it's the bodyshop's reponsibility, except I think they should sub-contract this to a Toyota dealership service department: they have full access to Techstream and the Repair Manuals troubleshooting procedures.
     
  4. MikeV

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    did you ever get an answer. I filled a cople of gas cans over te 4th because local gas station had gas for 1.77 and I was adding a gallon or two when gage got down to 3\4. I must have added too much last time as I saw gas come up about to spill out but did go into the tank without overflowing to ground, so I stopped filling right away and replaced cap. next day I drove about 40miles and gafe was completley full but no worries but since then I have driven another 75 miles and only 1 blip has disappeard. I cant imagine that I added nearly 2 extra gallons than what I would have done using the gas station pump. concerned for now if this f'd things up. i haven tried any reset methods not sure if there are any. Im planning to disconnect 12v later today or tomorrow, any ideas?