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Join Date: May 2007
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still won't start - help
i connected jumper cables from the prius 12v battery to my jeep, and turned the key on, and started the car. it started and the normal trip information displayed fine, indicating the drive battery has 3/4 charge, which assures me the main battery is not dead. however, after about 15 seconds, the main display changed to a warning screen, then 2 seconds later, the car shut off. warning screen remained. oddly enough, i can still turn the key off and then turn it back on, the warning screen reappears, but i can still start the car, and it shuts off after 10 seconds now ... all subsequent starts of the car do not result in anything other than the warning display, and it does start the engine, but i cannot get the trip information that i got briefly at my first start.
the warning screen has 3 icons, from left to right, they are: PS, MAIN (with battery icon), car icon with exclamation point ... it is the 3rd one that is highlighted.
i decided to shut off the car and let the charging continue to the prius battery (still connected to my jeep). after about 30 minutes, i figured it might hold a charge, so i disconnected the jeep battery from the prius battery, and shut the trunk and all the doors, and started the car without jumper cables. it started ... this is odd considering i remember it only having a 3 volt charge ... however, it only runs for 10 seconds as the warning persists.
i am beginning to lose my faith in this car as resurrecting it is turning out to be very frustrating.
any help is greatly appreciated.
Last edited by whorules; 05-14-2007 at 05:04 PM.