Older Prius issues

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by Rosie19, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. Rosie19

    Rosie19 New Member

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    Hello,

    I have 08’ Prius with 190k mileage. Lately when I turn on my car the dash lights won’t turn on. The engine works but just not the light. So I watched a YouTube video and turned the car off and turned it on without the pedal. Then I turned the light on and off couple times before I started the engine and the lights comes back on. It happened a month ago and it happened the second time. I’m not sure if I should be concerned about it or what kind of issue is it?
     
  2. MilkyWay

    MilkyWay Active Member

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    You have a problem with the instrument cluster. It will be intermittent for a while until you replace it.

    Cheapest way is to buy one with similar mileage on eBay by looking up "2008 Toyota Prius Instrument Cluster" and paying a mechanic the 1 hour labor it costs to remove/replace.
     
  3. SFO

    SFO Senior Member

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    Welcome to PriusChat!!

    Though not the least expensive, they do warranty for the lifetime of the vehicle: Prius Speedometer Replacement
     
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