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Hi everyone! I just bought a Toyota Prius first generation, 1999 reg. The car starts and drives perfect. The only problem i got is the warning light wich comes on when I start the car. Is the one with a car and a exclamation sign in the midle. I checked the owner manual ant the problem seems to be the conected with the hybrid system. I rang the car dealer wich is a mechanic too, but he told me that is not a major problem and I can drive it without worries. Like i said, the car is perfect except this annoying warning sign. Shoud I drive it like this or should i start looking what can i do about this? As I know, Toyota garage is very expensive and I have to pay a lot of money if I choose them. Any advise will be more than appreciated. Sorry for my poor english. Best regards! Paul

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There is a gen1 forum over on the Prius Chat website.

It would be a good idea to post there too.

http://priuschat.com/f/generation-1-prius-discussion.87/

This thread might be useful.

http://priuschat.com/threads/i-need-help-what-is-the-car-symbol-mean.124594/

There are changes to the MOT coming up about warning lights that don't go out.

http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/car-servicing-repair/mot-changes-2012.html

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Thank you for answering! I did not found yet the answer to my problem but I'm still looking for it. Does enyone know a compatible fault codes reader (not too expensive) for my car? I was thinking to buy this one-http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/U581-Professional-SUPER-CAN-OBDII-OBD2-AUTO-CODE-READER-DIAGNOSTIC-TOOL-SCANNER-/200732656984?pt=UK_Diagnostic_Tools_Equipment&hash=item2ebc994558#shId- as I read on a discussion about Prius cars that someone used some similar code readers on a Toyota Prius 2001 and was able to read the codes. Thank you very much for your help! Paul

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Your best bet is to ask the gen1 experts on the Prius Chat forum. There are some knowledgeable gen1 owners there.

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Hi everyone, does enyone know someone or a place in London where I can replace my weak Battery cells? I just ordered some cells and I'm looking for someone skilled. Is the old gen. using cylindrical cells. Thank you!!!

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