Prius won’t start, and has red car with key light on

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by Diana Alvarez, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. Diana Alvarez

    Diana Alvarez New Member

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    after replacing the water pump my car 2009 Prius doesn’t want to start. I noticed a blinking red car light with a key on the dash while I have my key inside with me. I know this means that the security is active but why can’t I turn on my own car? I have 2 keys and tried both but neither of them work. Lights turn on and car unlocks and locks. When I try to turn it on it does nothing.
     
  2. dolj

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    Hi and welcome to Prius Chat.

    Which (of the 4 on the Gen 2) water pumps did you replace? If it was the inverter coolant water pump, did you check the AM2 fuse as well?

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    How old are the batteries in the key fobs? Did you try putting the fob in the slot in the dashboard?

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