It happens on neighborhood streets and on the highway, while going straight. This should have been a safety recall not a warranty notice. Dealer said they know of the issue and it exists in all 2007 Toyota Prius models. You can force the headlights to come on again by briefly turning them off to let them cool down and then turning them on again. I never know when the issue occurs only if I see my headlights reflected in the car in front of me do I know whether one of the lights are out. It is so bad that you can feel it on your feet and strongly thru the steering colum.
Toyota charges hundreds of dollars for the service minimum 1. I never know when the issue occurs only if I see my headlights reflected in the car in front of me do I know whether one of the lights are out. Just simpler than checking with an ohm meter and geting a 12v supply to the relay. So it would sound more like either the relay or fuse for just the Low beam lights. Use your ohmmeter to find those pins, there should be some resistance value like 100 ohms or so.
The stock bulbs are made by Phillips and have a color temperature of 3400K. This has been happening ever so often since may of 2015 and is very dangerous driving my car in that condition. Toyota has known about this defect as shown below and issued a warranty extension for all models 2004-2009 and my car falls 2 months outside of the warranty program and they refuse to take responsibility. This is a known issue in which the instrumentation panel and cruise control cease to function. In 2015, the vehicle was taken to the same dealer because the instrument panel lighting flickered.
If it resists wiggle it a bit to loosen the large O ring underneath and try again. This article has also been viewed 87,340 times. The bulk of them 80 were for the 2006 model year. Also the horn keeps blowing fuses and when you put a new fuse in the drivers side door will shock you E every time you try to exit the vehicle. If the bulb seems out of alignment, the bulb may be seated improperly. It's dangerous to drive with no display panel not knowing how fast you are going or gas guage and a lot of seniors own this vehicle and can't afford such a costly expense.
Remove the six plastic fasteners from the black plastic splash shield which is located in between the radiator and the front bumper fascia with a Phillips screwdriver. While driving approximately 30 mph, the instrument panel lighting stopped working. This relay has five pins and is single pole, double throw. I have changed the ballast and bulbs for both sides multiple times over the past 5 years without a permanent repair. Use your ohmmeter to find those pins, there should be some resistance value like 100 ohms or so. This fastener is not a regular screw. Posted on Jan 24, 2010 are mechanically inclined at all often time when i see a prius come in with the same problem the wire is starting to slide out the back of the harness or bulb socket just push it back in some times it clicks sometimes it doesnt but still pushing it back in resolves either way at 9 times out of ten Apr 05, 2009.
Dealer said, it's out of warranty to replace even though it's part of safety warning by Toyota before. Hence it will not be helpful to swap them. Death or injury is sure to occur. The front plastic tab that goes to that threaded screw hold down will need to be bent just a tad to release from under the front lip and the whole thing will come out. The lights go out while stationary and in motion. The car may also not turn off without going through elaborate procedures.
Now the container will come out with a little manipulation. This is a black plastic piece that looks like a snorkel, and is blocking your access to the rear of the passenger side headlight assembly. You can then use a flathead screwdriver to gently pry the clip out of its hole. One time, even though we pushed the power button, the car would not turn off. The contact was advised by the dealer to disregard the symptom. After I got off the road for awhile I tried the lights and they both worked.
Toyota charges hundreds of dollars for the service minimum 1. Most of the time it is one or the other but I have had it happen where both completely turn off while driving. The fastener has two indentations that will receive a flathead screwdriver. What Owners Should Do Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the extension shaft and replace it if it is one with insufficient hardness, free of charge. Once you have removed the fastener in the previous step, you can gently lift the plastic radiator cover to reveal the plastic fastener holding the vent tube. Prius Headlight Lawsuit Early 2011 roughly 220,000 Priuses were included in a tentative settlement of a class-action lawsuit.
Please let me know how to test the relay. The manufacturer was also notified. When the contact entered the vehicle and pushed the start button, he had to hold the button for 3 to 10 seconds before the vehicle started. I am going to call Toyota and complain. For about an hour I couldn't even get my car to turn off.
The emergency signal and direction signal works but other navigation or main display including speed, fuel gauge and mileage doesn't work. Proof of that is you say the headlights work under high beam. If this happens, check and replace the fuses as necessary. These are the two that are closest to the headlight assembly, and will create a bit more room for your hand to reach behind the headlight assembly. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and opened case number: 1801160899. The solid wire on the bottom of the bulb goes to the bottom when positioned properly in the lens. .