1. lohikaarme

    lohikaarme Former 300zxTT owner

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    I had to disconnect my battery to work on something and after reconnecting everything works but the ICS. There is not a malfunction, just an ICS flashing indicator and a message that it is unavailable when the car is started. Looking in the user manual on page 356 there is a bullet that describes the issue:

    "System initialization may not have been performed after removal and installation of the 12-volt battery. Perform system initialization".

    There is no reference on how to actually perform the initialization. Has anyone run into the same issue and if so can tell me how to kick this off?
     
  2. lohikaarme

    lohikaarme Former 300zxTT owner

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    I might have found the answer. On page 384 it says "drive the vehicle straight for 5 seconds at speeds >22 MPH"

    It is cryptic because this references how to reset the advanced parking system and does not call out the ICS but it says it needs to be done after the battery is replaced. I am going to see if it works and if it does I hope this thread serves to help future people that run into battery removal because the manual is confusing as hell.


    EDIT:
    That is the solution. Drive the car for 5 seconds at >22MPH and suddenly you can turn the ICS system on again.
     
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  3. Prodigyplace

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    @Tideland Prius should make this a sticky. People will have this issue whenever they disconnect the 12V battery.
     
  4. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    Done
     
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    What is ICS?
     
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    ICS - Intelligent Clearance Sonar. A set of ultrasonic sonar sensors positioned around the vehicle to not only assist the driver in determining the proximity of objects around the car, but to also provide braking force at very low speeds by automatically stopping the vehicle if the car determines that an impact is imminent. This feature works essentially at speeds you would be when parking the vehicle.

    From PriusChat Glossary | PriusChat
     
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    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    Lol. I was giving you a "like" for the excellent explanation - then I realised you got it from the PC glossary.... which I wrote. :LOL:
     
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    Great minds think alike, but fools seldom diiffer... ??? :LOL: :eek:
     
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