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2011 Toyota Prius II 5dr HB (GS)

2011 Toyota Prius
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Front Wheel Drive, 5 Door Liftback, Mid-size
51 mpg city / 48 mpg hwy
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February 29, 2012, 10:47 pm

Peter Z
 

Question: computer prius

The display on my 2004 Prius 2nd Generation works sporadically. When I start the car, the computer control in the middle will not work. If I press the climate button, nothing happens and the display states "Check the connection of your air conditioning". If I hit the audio button, it will display "Audio Off" yet the radio will work. I can control the audio and climate from the steering wheel. After driving a while the climate and audio control on the computer will eventually turn on and start working. Has this happened to anyone? Is there a solution? I'm thinking the computer will have to be replaced and probably cost a fortune.


March 4, 2012, 8:24 pm

Tyler O
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The first step would be to read the codes from all the control modules. There might be some clues in there.

Sounds like some computers are going bad or the connections are bad. This could be anything from water/corrosion to rodent damage.

Have it diagnosed.


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