Smart key doesn't work, only works if I insert in slot

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by franken1313, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Skibob

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    Try disconnecting the battery for a few minutes to see if that resets something.
     
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    Ok, I found out what happened. I took out the center consoul to wash off all the spilled soda from the previous owner. Now that the consoul is back in, the key fob works inside the car. It turns out, that little white box with an electrical connector behind the rear cup holder, is a sensor utilized to read the key fob in your pocket. Because the center consoul was out, the sensor wasn’t there to sense the key fob. So if anybody’s key fob isn’t recognized inside the car, I would check that part and it’s connection. Thank you Jerrymildred and Skibob. Merry Christmas
     
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  3. bisco

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    i was just about to ask if you disconnected that.:whistle:

    aloha!(y)
     
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    So it actually started when you removed the center console?:whistle:
     
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    Evidently, it was after the removal of the center consoul that the problem started. Lesson learned. Thanks
     
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    False information=''It started after I accidentally forgot to turn off the car and walked away from it.'':(

    The truth comes out later= ''It actually started when you removed the center console'':eek:
     
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