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    Joseph
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    Prius T4 (Gen 2)
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    2006
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  1. After working on the brakes and before making the car IG-ON or READY, you need to press the brake pedal three or four times until you have firm pressure. Then after making the car IG-ON or READY, if you then have any brake related warning lights, you need to clear any codes and then scan it again. If the system remains clear of codes you're all set. If any brake codes reset, you need to investigate further.
  2. In the UK, the headlight levelling in the Gen 2 is by way of a manually operated wheel on the lower panel to the right. The lights on the Gen 2 are halogen. In the US the auto levelling system is mandated for HID headlights, similar to the EU regulations for HID/LED headlights.
  3. This is the best advice. Why are you running the car to charge the battery anyway?
  4. I should add, ensure you are buying genuine Denso parts, particularly if buy on eBay/Amazon as there is a plethora of counterfeit parts being sold as genuine. Especially be cautious of counterfeit Denso spark plugs. I've seen plugs that were claimed to be Denso Iridium spark plugs where the centre electrode was totally burnt out after only 20,000 miles. They should last 120,000 miles, go figure.
  5. ... which is funnily enough easy to miss. Not of which I'm aware, sorry. But ... if you are able to drive off without being aware the park brake is set, it is not on hard enough. My other half does this all the time and sometimes it can be quite a few metres until I work it out why the car is driving strangely.
  6. Denso should be the no. 1 choice seeing as Denso is a parts manufacturing company in which Toyota has a financial interest and supplies a huge proportion of Toyota parts for their cars. NGK is also recommended by Toyota, so, so long as they are the correct model of plug, there should be no reason to suspect anything with either make of plug.
  7. This is an effect of disconnecting the 12 V battery. It will settle back to more like normal after the battery ECU has had a chance to recalibrate itself. I would suspect your actual problem is related to the 12 V battery connections. You removed and reconnected one, just check the positive terminal and the connection of the negative to the body. Make sure all are clean and tight. I doubt it is a HV battery ground isolation fault as with this it will not go all dark like you mentioned yours did. It just will not go into READY, but will light up the dash and allow moving to N or P
  8. So is it just the miles not displaying or is it the whole dash that has gone dark?
  9. While it is hopeful that a new 12 V battery will solve all your problems, it more than likely will be a very expensive letdown. I would go back to the dealer and ask that they look at it again as they did not fix the problem. It could be brake fluid leakage, a problem with the brake actuator assembly, or a problem with the disc rotor. I don't think it is something to be glossed over or dismissed lightly.
  10. The ones shown in Ikram Shahar's post are American (and Gen 2) by the looks and will not necessarily work in Europe. The best idea is to purchase directly from a Toyota dealer, seeing if you can purchase from an online Toyota Dealer and find the best price. You may need to have the dealer or an automotive locksmith add the key to your car. If you knew then what you know now you should have insisted the seller supply the second fob or given you a €500 - €600 discount on the sale price.
  11. I agree, but at least the Prius's 10% error makes that calculation easy – 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, and 77 mph when you see 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, and 70 mph signs, respectively.
  12. I don't believe there is any conspiracy on Toyota's part neither is it a bid to trick the public but it is more related to the convoluted UK regulations than anything else. Prius in other markets are calibrated differently again according to local regulations. In NZ and Aust, for example, the speedo displays the vehicle's speed (which is accurate as also measured both on an independent GPS and road side speed displays) plus 2 km/h (1.2 mph) across the board, not a percentage. This covers new tyre vs old tyre and ensures the vehicle is not going faster than displayed. Fuel economy calcu
  13. Nee-saan is actually the correct Japanese pronunciation. Nih-son/Nih-sin is the anglicised (mis)pronunciation.
  14. Isn't the Prius Prime the PHEV based on the Gen 4 Prius? Or is that not sold in Europe/UK?
  15. In all honesty, I have only ever heard it pronounced Pry-iss by Jeremy Clarkson. Feel free to follow whatever you believe.
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