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Red triangle of death won't disappear after new 12V battery

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by Ben Pidder, Sep 3, 2023.

  1. Ben Pidder

    Ben Pidder New Member

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    Electricity kept falling away and coming up again when the car was not 'on', until I noticed that it always came back on when touching the minus-pole of the battery. After I attached the cable from the negative pole to another point at the car body, electricity has been stable. I am not sure if the problem then was due to a rusty body or a bad connection of the cable at the old point.
     
  2. JohnPrius3005

    JohnPrius3005 Active Member

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    Hi Ben,
    You got lucky! Battery connections are always critical. There is a lot to learn about Priuses. Good luck with that process. Accept all the luck you can get, happily.