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Seeking Help- any help… All the warning lights

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by Den_of_Antiquity, Sep 21, 2022.

  1. Den_of_Antiquity

    Den_of_Antiquity New Member

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    Hello everyone! Just as an fyi, I am not a mechanic nor competent in repairs of any kind- also, I’m broke.

    This has been a long time struggle and my car hasn’t run since November. It’s a 2005 with 230,000 miles

    All of the warning lights are on, it won’t go into ready, and I have had replaced several things.

    -The inverter water pump
    - the battery
    -The hybrid DC inverter
    -Hybrid coolant

    I had it taken to a dealership who wanted over $500 just to look at it, and received the attached list:

    I desperately need my car to work. What are my next steps please and thank you!
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  2. Tombukt2

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    You should've saved 500 bucks and bought a 60 dollar code reader . It's a lil computer to tell what's stored in Eproms of vehicle .you need this to avoid fees 100 to 400 diagnostic fees so tool would've already paid for itself . We will tell ya how to use it . No issues their. Basic decent thought processes aren't really needed . It's like assembling one color Lego blocks . It all runs together . They're saying brake actuator is bad.1000 dollar part. Plus..at a shop over 2K. So if not willing to learn to work socket and rachet a few wrenches . We won't be going anywhere.....
     
  3. bisco

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    unfortunately, we're not magicians, just chatters. i would look for another dealer or better yet, a hybrid shoppe
     
  4. donbright

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    sorry to hear that.

    you might be able to borrow a code reader from a auto parts shop or someone and read the codes. the specific codes might help narrow it down.
     
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    i re-read your original and it says there is a brake actuator issue. unfortunately, if you search 'brake actuator' on this priuschat forum, it is one of the more common issues for older Priuses and its also very expensive.
     
  6. Tombukt2

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    Part can be problematic to locate in JDM the cars named differently but same part available from importers like it is for gen3. Almost anyone with tools could get it in. Bleeding will take a few minutes to skin . Drop it off somewhere 1900 to 3K depending.

    I have 70 mpg powersports equip to drive to parts store etc whilst I'm doing this. But I try n have everything in. Place day before I start project.
     
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