Getting p0505 code

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    Hi everyone,
    My check engine light has come on twice now and I'm getting a p0505 code, idle air control malfunction. It seems as though there could be a couple causes for this. All my hoses seem tight, so the cheap fix seems out of the question. What could the other causes be, and more importantly, about how much for a shop to fix it. I have a 2006 with 155,000 miles on it and live just north of Detroit. Thanks for your help!
     
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    have you cleaned the throttle body and maf?
     
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    I have no skill whatsoever when it comes to cars, so anything that needs to be done would have to be done by a shop. I wish that weren't the case.
     
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    who read the code?
     
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    I local shop that I've gone to for other cars, but the mechanic said they didn't do a lot of work on Priuses (Prii).
     
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    hard to figure a cost without knowing whats wrong. maf cleaning and such is cheap and easy, dealer will give you a price before proceeding. welcome to priuschat btw!
     
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    Hopefully that will take care of it. Thanks, bisco!
     
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    So in case anyone else ever googles Prius p0505, the tech at my dealership said getting that code is fairly rare. It cost me $88 to have them clean the throttle body and MAF. Hopefully the check engine light will stay away now. Two hours at the dealership.
     
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