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  1. chana100red

    Red Triangle

    Hello , I have the same issue with those warning lights and according to AA there are no immediate faults within the car itself after he had plugged in his diagnostic tool. My issue was when I unplugged the parking switch to get to the stereo is when I got these annoying lights. I unplugged it so that I can remove the covering to install a new aftermarket stereo. I have also noticed my start up battery can run low but charges right to the top except one bar. I am told that it produces 14.4v and other days 12.4v. I am still tempted to change it as it is 5 years old. I think the centre should erase those errors or a Toyota dealer. Any hybrid specialist do have the tools to perform those fixes.
  2. chana100red

    Prius refused to turn on

    Hey guys - cheers for the advice and comments - thumbs up! I called AA again but this time a different engineer arrived yesterday. He fully tested the battery in the boot and also plugged in a full diagnostic. No issues with the car as such. Good to hear. Battery is at 12.4v and above. I told AA that I simply drive 2 miles each way and that's it! The engineer suggested that I may not be charging the unit everyday and am not driving the car for longer period of time. This could be the reason for the battery failing. I also installed a touch screen display stereo and in doing that i disturbed something as I now have 3 errors on the dash board. AA confirmed - nothing to worry about, since I never had the errors in the first place! The error codes need to be reset by Toyota. Although I am tempted to buy a good quality ODB2 scanner tool. On the whole good result and is due for service so will get Toyota to clear the codes at the same time. After the service I am putting it up for sale to consider a 2010 Prius with some better upgrades!!!
  3. chana100red

    Prius refused to turn on

    Thanks for your reply. I just Checked on the Toyota service history online and the last battery was replaced in 2013. I believe it was only changed twice in its whole 12 years of its life. So I guessing it is time for another. It is rather strange for the battery to just die on me. The only change I made to the Prius was that I installed an aftermarket stereo. That’s it!
  4. chana100red

    Prius refused to turn on

    Thank you guys I was also thinking of changing the battery as I think it was changed about 4-5 years ago. I always check to ensure nothing is left on and I even switch off the interior lights. I am thinking of taking a gamble and getting one tomorrow and hope it is that and nothing else.
  5. chana100red

    Prius refused to turn on

    My Toyota Prius 2006 T3 decided not to start at all. I was not able to unlock the car with my key fob. I had to resort to the manual key and once I got in the car the dash lights did not come on. When inserting the key fob nothing happened. So at the moment the car has been stand still for 2 days. I called AA road recovery and came and jump started the car and switched on. To my surprise AA don't go further into diagnosing the problem as they only perform basic fix. In other words, they simply jump started the car which is something I would have performed. So I asked what is the issue and answer was to take it to a dealer for a proper check. The AA guy also suggested that if the car does not start in the morning that it could be the secondary battery (the on in the boot) I am at a loss with this one and don't know if I should go and buy the secondary battery tomorrow and hope for the best. Has anyone experienced this issue and if you have what was the outcome. Thank you guys!
  6. chana100red

    Installing Double Din Stereo

    I will write up a full instructions guide on how to do the install as there are a few modifications that you need to make note. For now I have displayed some pics of the installation below. TBC.
  7. chana100red

    Error codes Toyota Prius T3 2006

    Thank you Joseph, I have sent my cheap and unreadable scanner back to the supplier. Very informative information you have provided and much appreciated! I will look at that as i really want to get into the Hybrid technology and does fascinate immensely. I Have a good laptop i can use as a diagnostic tool to work with so definately better option than the handheld scanners. I guess I do need to be aware of the scanner's compatibility before I buy again! thanks Buddy. Dee
  8. chana100red

    Dashcam in Prius Hybrid

    Glad you said Nexbase because they are also a very good brand and worth the money. I looked at much higher value ones and Nexbase did come out quite well in reviews and performance. I will test mine at night and see what it is like as I have yet to to test it at night.
  9. chana100red

    Dashcam in Prius Hybrid

    Honestly, you don't need to spend £150 for a dash cam in my opinion as I bought for a mere £20.00 and fitted it myself. when I did a test run and played it back on my PC it is absolutely fine. It is clear and concise and good enough for the police and insurance company to look at. you don't fancy equipment for something that does not happen frequently. Money can be better spent elsewhere.
  10. chana100red

    Error codes Toyota Prius T3 2006

    hi Joseph, Strangely enough the diagnostic tool that connected to the car did not pick up any errors. I found that unusual but got me thinking that this only started when I disconnected the whole stereo and parking hazard switch. I found out that if you ever do a stereo install to make sure the hazard connection is remains connected. I have sent back the diagnostic tool that I purchased from an ebay seller. Are you able to recommend one that actually works apart from the more expensive ones that I have seen on the market? It would be really useful to know which tool actually gives a reading/error codes and able to look it up. cheers
  11. chana100red

    Dashcam in Prius Hybrid

    I Have run the cables along side the rubber seals and probably the best way. In terms of hard wiring it, it is possible. I will be making two slit cuts in the carpet and a small pilot hole underneath the center console. There is a piece of fabric or carpet inside the console where the hole will be made. This allows the hole to be concealed even if you decide to sell the car which I plan to do in a year. As I will not be hard wiring it until I get the facelift version 2012 spec is when I will permanently hard wire everything. i will show you pics once I have finished it over the weekend.
  12. chana100red

    Error codes Toyota Prius T3 2006

    Hi All, Recently removed the original stereo to test the aftermarket double din. Upon putting the old one back in until other parts arrive the dashboard suddenly lit up several or more errors. When I purchased the car a month ago there were NO errors at all. I find it strange to have errors appear without any prior warning. So to recap the errors appeared after removing the original stereo and testing my new one - that's it! The errors are as follows: 1) Red Triangle - Master Warning Light 2) Orange (!) - Brake Warning Light 3) Orange VSC - Vehicle Stability Control Warning Light P -Lock mechanism is abnormal. I am driving the car without any problem and is driving absolutely perfect! thanks
  13. chana100red

    Toyota Prius ISO harness

    Hi Guys, Just a quick email to ask if anyone has experienced or know of a way to get the correct ISO harness for my vehicle Toyota Prius 2006 T3. I am struggling to find the correct ISO and did buy one from halfords which worked but only connected the aftermarket stereo. It did not connect the AC in the car and failed to display the temp on the onboard screen computer. The one I purchased from halfords will be taken back as it does not cater for the 3rd connection. The Prius has 3 connections coming from the back of the original stereo and only 2 connections were fitted into the new one, leaving the 3rd connection detached. This 3rd connection is what needs to be connected and there is no connection for it on the iso harness. Any ideas....
  14. chana100red

    Jump start to and from a Prius 2006 Hybrid

    Thanks for clearing that up with me and now I know more about jump starting than I did before. At least I am fully prepared in the future! I hope I was not trying to be defensive or anything as I try to avoid confrontation!
  15. chana100red

    Jump start to and from a Prius 2006 Hybrid

    Hi, I think you mean that it is OK to jump start another Prius? I understood that. That is what I stated in reply to your comment. I also understood that you cannot jump start a conventional car. thanks