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    ya just found that out it will stay on even if it got sunlight so it not really auto. lol
     
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    so after driving the prius for couple a day today some werid stuff happned. when i tried to turn off my prius it doesnt turn off when i press the power button it will go to accessory mode or something since the odometer dont work but for sure the car isnt power off cause the mdf is still on. when i drviving the avg screen on the mdf is freezen the bar doesnt go up or down and the odometer dont work no more except for the turn signal. 1 more thing is when i put the prius on reverse the backup camera doesnt pop up no more. i was planning to disconnect the battery to turn the car off but all of a sudden it let me power off the car. so much werid thing for 1 day. any help on this? =(
     
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    You are experiencing a common problem that is caused by at least one failing capacitor on the combination meter (CM) board.

    The cheapest fix is to remove the board yourself and, if you are experienced with and have the tools for surface level PCB repairs, you can remove the failing capacitor and replace it with a new one (more info). The next cheapest option is to send the board along with your ODO reading to Matt @Texas Hybrid Batteries who will send you a refurbished board set to your ODO reading. Costs $150 and has a lifetime warranty. The most expensive (and longest downtime) option is to have Toyota do the repair. It will take them 2+ weeks (as they have to send to Japan for a new CM programmed with your ODO) and will cost $800 - $900. While they do the repair you are without the car.
     
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    thanks, ya i think im planning to order the refub combo meter from matt and install it myself. when i got off work i was like Wth nothing happen but i hear the engine running so im like i'll check this out when i go home and on the way home my mfd froze and then backing up into my driveway the reverse camera doesnt pop up i thought i will need to spend $$$ on the prius. 1 more question before heading to sleep when the car is running you cant open the rear hatch? i tried opening the rear hatch but i cant open the rear hatch. is that another problem that caued by the combo meter or i got another issue going on?
     
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    I do believe that is correct.

    You can get the car to turn off by pressing and holding the Power Button for 5 – 10 seconds.
     
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    theres a thread for that
     
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    thanks i just searched up and saw that its better to take it out and clean it hen install it. i'll do that next week since i just changed spark plug, cleaned thorttle body plate, cleaned MAF sensor and changed out the cabin and engine air filter today. i plan to change the tranny fluid and coolant in the inverter and radiator tomorrow so i have to hold the button and combo meter for next week.
     
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    I should have made a video when I replaced my wife's. It was very simple. The inside plastic panels on the hatch just pop straight off. There are a couple plugs to unplug. I think it's just one for the license plate light and one for the latch/lock. It'll be obvious when you get the panels off. Then the are four bolts securing the garnish that will need a 10mm socket and an extension. #2 Phillips screwdriver for the latch "button" if I remember right. Easy peasy. Hardest part by far is cleaning the goo off before putting on the new cover.
     
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    ya im waiting for my led bulb to come so i can change out the bulb on the license plate. just changed out the tranny fluid and radiator/inverter coolant today. texted my friend to help me place an order for pcv valve so i can change it out next week. i just need to do my front and rear brake and the prius is up to date except the water pump since ima wait till it leak or making noise before i replace it.
     
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    I respectfully disagree. Besides being a pain to get the plastic panel off, the screws securing the latch assembly are some strange "head" and were put on by son of Godzilla. I had to use a screw extractor.

    But, it is possible and not THAT bad.
    kris
     
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    Probably a Torx head. If you don't have a set of torx drivers in your toolbox, guess what you're getting for your next birthday/Christmas/no-special-reason present? Without a torx driver, it probably would be very hard to turn.
     
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    The one I worked on used #2 Phillips head. The replacement rubber piece even came with a cheap right angled offset (Z type) screwdriver. If it had been Torx screws, I wouldn't have paid any attention since I've been working with them for years and have more Torx bits than Phillips. LOL!


    I will admit that popping off those plastic panels was a little nerve wracking the first time. I had seen videos, so I knew how it was supposed to go, but I was still afraid I'd break something.

    However, when I replaced the blade drive in my office iMac, I did have to scrounge up a teeny-tiny little star head driver. It was so small I needed a magnifying glass to see that it wasn't a Torx! That job was a serious pain. The lift handle on the Gen 2 Prius was a walk in the park, even if it gave me a stiff neck from looking up so much.
     
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    I remember there was a thread about taking out that gummy latch and Patrick Wong actually tracked down what sort of screw they use. It looks like a normal head, (Phillips?) but it is actually some special size/shape from Japan. IIRC, a Phillips does "sort of fit," but not well??

    I do not know, it has been a few years...:p
     
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    In that case, it probably is a JIS (Japanese Industry Standard) head.

    Here is an informative article on a motorcycle forum where you can read all about it, if interested. It seems to be more of an issue with Japanese motorcycles than cars from what I am reading there.

    So You’re Telling Me That’s Not A Phillips?

    Enjoy.
     
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    YES! That's what he said. JIS screws. Strange, almost like some other company installed that part. That link to the bike forum discussion is great.
     
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    I'm almost sure you're right. I run into those stupid things every now and then. (Well, actually, the Phillips head is stupid; these are smarter for most uses. LOL). I should get some JIS drivers and/or bits.
     
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    hi so my prius is idling engine running and temperature set to 70 degree with medium speed blowing on the windshield and i can hear a buzzing noise coming from the engine bay is that normal? heres the sound cliip

     
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    so i turned off the fan and the noise went away so is that my compessor going out? i got no cold air for a/c
     
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    To me from what I can hear it sounds very normal. The sounds I can identify sounds like a) the normal whining of the inverter and b) the A/C compressor running.
    Nope, it is just your compressor stopping. However, over the internet, it is hard to say with surety from a short sound bite categorically that compressor is all good, but I don't hear anything of concern. You need to search for posts by @lech auto air conditionin. He is a qualified and experienced A/C technician who has posted a lot of information about A/C.
     
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