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I think my Prius' auxillary Battery has been drained, probably by my daughter leaving lights on for a couple of days.

Symptoms:

- the electronic key doesn't work

- the manual key doesn't work

So I assume that the unlocking mechanism runs off the auxillary Battery?

I believe that I can jumpstart the aux Battery from a normal car. Is this correct?

The problem is: I can't open the doors, so can't open the bonnet!

Can anyone help please? I'm a week off giving birth and i REALLY need to have my car running! All the manuals are inside the car.

Thanks in advance.

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I think my Prius' auxillary battery has been drained, probably by my daughter leaving lights on for a couple of days.

Symptoms:

- the electronic key doesn't work

- the manual key doesn't work

So I assume that the unlocking mechanism runs off the auxillary battery?

I believe that I can jumpstart the aux battery from a normal car. Is this correct?

The problem is: I can't open the doors, so can't open the bonnet!

Can anyone help please? I'm a week off giving birth and i REALLY need to have my car running! All the manuals are inside the car.

Thanks in advance.

Hello and welcome to TOC

You did not say how old your Prius is , but if you have Club Toyota membership or similar breakdown assistance package it might be an idea to call them and ask if, in your situation, they could assist.

I hope that you have success and that the imminent birth goes well :thumbsup:

Please let us know how you get on :)

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thanks!

The Prius is 3.5 years old, so I'm not sure if the warranty still applies... My RAC membership has expired though. I didn't think i needed it - it's a Toyota afterall!

Have got further and managed to open the car door which required a bit of force. I can open the bonnet now, and have found someone to jump start the car so I should be ok.

Thanks for replying. I'll let you know what happens.

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All ok. managed to jumpstart it with no probs.

the red herring was that the manual key was harder to use than expected...

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Let us hope that the birth goes as well as the Prius :thumbsup:

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hi,

had similar problem.

I still have the Toyota club membership. So, called the RAC and everything was back in less than 5 min.

basically, he got the key out of the keyfob (which was surprising for me.....i thought he had to use some special instruments) and opened the driver side door.

then he got inside...oh, the Battery is in the back not in the front (another surprise for me) jumpstarted it.

now that yo managed to open the door, probably you got the car working now.

let us know how you managed to do yours.

chinni

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