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u/RW63 · 2 pointsr/prius

I have a Carista and didn't use my free trial until there was a code I really wanted to get more info about. (It gives "regular" codes without a subscription, but some of the more Toyota-specific, you have to get a subscription for it to display the last couple of digits, but it comes with a month free trial that you activate when you need it. Some of the other scanners may be different, but based upon a recommendation, it's the one I chose)

There are two batteries in a Prius. There's a 12v that boots the computer and whatnot. If that hasn't been replaced, it may be soon due (and replacing it could possibly get you a little better gas mileage), but it's only a couple of hundred bucks from an auto parts store and you may not need to replace it any time soon.

There's also the big hybrid or traction battery for the electric motor. ChrisFix has an excellent video about replacing it yourself, if that's something you'd like to do. Everybody will tell you it's cheaper to buy one from someone other than a dealer, but luckily I haven't had to do it and my older Prius has around 197k.

Of course, some people have had to replace them much earlier -- this forum or could be a source of more info -- but I'd say the majority of people have had not. I've noticed a lot of Prii on the market around 116k to 130k. I believe it's because the battery warranty runs out at 100k, everywhere but California, where they require the same battery to be warrantied for 150k. And again, knock on wood, I have one pushing 200k.

u/ACDRetirementHome · 1 pointr/prius

You most likely have some sort of electrical fault.

However, keep in mind that what you're describing is exactly how HID bulbs fail - they turn on at first, and then randomly turn themselves off. It doesn't matter if you're moving or stationary.

If you bring it to the dealership, they might still want to try replacing the bulbs. I had my bulbs fail at ~65,000 miles, so you're about due. I don't remember the specifics anymore, but I remember the recall not covering my case (I think I had too many miles on the car). In case you don't want to pay and they insist on replacing the bulbs, I'll include some specifics:

The Toyota D4R bulbs are ~$130 each (and they usually charge ~$100 for labor), but I recently had to put in new bulbs and I just got the Sylvania D4R bulbs off Amazon (make sure you buy it directly from Amazon and not some other seller because there are a lot of real-looking fakes) for $44 each: If you prefer Toyota OEM ones direct from a Toyota dealership, I can give you a reference for some discounted parts (one of a few perks of being familiar with the "tuner" community).

You can do the bulb replacement without taking off the front (detailed here:, but I find it's much easier to do it the "right" way (detailed here: It's actually really easy, it's just undoing like 8 10mm bolts and unclipping the bumper cover. It took me about 40 minutes the first time because I was being careful, and like 20 minutes the second time.

u/mrfry · 1 pointr/prius

This is the package i have put together so far (2005 Prius w/ JBL + Nav). Can anyone tell me if all of this is required, and/or if there are better options available (I'm sure there are better receivers - this just seemed like the best bang for the buck)

Metra Axxess ASWC-1:

Metra 70-8114 Steering Wheel Control Wire Harness:

Metra TYTO-01 JBL Amplifier Interface Harness:

Pioneer AVH-X2800BS Receiver (i may go for one without a backup cam):

Metra 95-8240B Stereo Dash Kit:

u/bellsy · 2 pointsr/prius

Had this issue with our 09. Bought a ground loop filter off Amazon and that took care of it.

This is the one I bought (or so says my amazing order history):

I'm sure others like it would work.

u/e1337ist · 2 pointsr/prius

I got one of these for my 2008. Mounted the control on the left side of the center console. It's been fantastic so far. Play Pause Track Forward and Back, starts up and pairs automatically when your car turns on, and doesn't interfere with the existing hands free phone system built into the Prius. You can use your steering wheel volume controls to adjust the audio as you would any other AUX source. It's by far the best balance of functionality, features, and affordability that I've found.

u/shukoroshi · 1 pointr/prius

Lucky you! Now that I've got a branch new hybrid battery, I'm on the hunt for a low mileage Gen 2 Prius. 🤣 At 185k I'm starting to run into more nagging high-mileage issues now.

If you have an Android phone, there's a great app called Dr. Prius that can help you do some diagnostics/health monitoring on the battery. It can help you determine if the battery is on the way out. All you need is a bluetooth OBD adapter and the phone. This is the model I've been using for about 6 years now -

u/ac7ss · 1 pointr/prius

On my 12, I tried LED drop in replacements. They were OK for in city, but very lacking for rural driving. I went back to a long life bulb (Osram H11 LL) and am much happier.

I put about 5 hours a week on the bulbs and a bright bulb would only last half a year. These should last 1,000 hours. that would be a couple of years for me.

u/am37 · 1 pointr/prius

Replacing a 12v battery is incredibly easy. Assuming you have a 3rd gen you can get this battery for $150, I'd imagine one for the 2nd gen would be similarly priced and maybe even the same battery. Dealers overcharge like crazy for mechanic service. I'm sure you can find some for the 3rd gen as well, but for the 2nd gen there's this cooling fan assembly for $250. No idea how easy it is to swap that out, but I'd imagine it's not impossible to do on your own, and I think it'd be worth the $490 difference.

u/scullythesully · 1 pointr/prius

Third or fourth 12V battery, not the hybrid battery, right?

And I'd be looking for something like this? I unfortunately have an old iPhone, so finding an app would be difficult for me, but finding a friend to help out wouldn't be impossible.

u/delerium98 · 2 pointsr/prius

You can pick one up from Amazon for $156

Installation is fairly easy. What the other guy said is true that the CCA's doesn't mean anything in a Prius as it is only used to power electronics and not to start the ICE itself like a normal car.

u/brjacobso · 3 pointsr/prius

I got this one... Carista OBD2 Bluetooth Adapter, Scanner and App for iOS and Android: Diagnose, Customize and Service your Audi, VW, Toyota, Lexus, BMW, Mini or Scion

It is more expensive than some but comes with a free trial of their pro features in the app that connects via Wi-Fi. The trial is needed to do the functions you want. Just cancel the trial before they charge you the pro fee for the year.

I had previously ordered a cheaper one and tried to use random free apps, and I never got it to work.

u/GeekOutHuntsville · 1 pointr/prius

Yes, I just had this happen to me and it's the 12V battery. Somewhat easy to change on your own. You can test the charge using the tutorial that was posted by /u/youmustlikeit. If you're doing it yourself, get the Optima battery. It's better both in quality and in price than the OEM.

u/GonadsOfWrath · 5 pointsr/prius

That is the "low-beam" and it is what most people refer to when saying "headlight." The low-beam should be the main light that is on when driving. I hope you don't have your high-beams on as well when driving...the picture shows a Prius with both low and high-beams on (with one burned out low-beam).

The '13 Prius takes a H11 low-beam bulb, so what you want depends on do you want to see further, or do you just a long-life bulb that you don't need to replace yearly? You can't have both. If you want to maximize how far you see at night, then this is the bulb to get. If you just want to forget about bulb replacements for like 4+ years...then this would be it. And this would be a compromise between extended-life and high-output.

u/fieldsofgreen · 2 pointsr/prius

Sadly there is no software or upgrade you can do to make it work stock.

But, this is an awesome cheap alternative, exactly what I use:

iClever Himbox HB01 Bluetooth 4.0 Hands-Free Car Kit with 3.5mm Aux Jack, Multi-Point Access, Siri / Voice Activation, Dual USB Charger & Magnetic Base, Updated Aluminum Ring - Black

Cheap, easy, connects every time I try in the car. Since the gen 2 prius has the aux and a 12v in the center console, you can easily set this thing up behind the scenes. I cannot recommend it enough! I have the controller puck mounted right next to my seat belt so I can easily skip songs and pause music. Works incredibly well!

u/browb3aten · 1 pointr/prius

One with an aux plug is probably slightly simpler to set up (though it's already pretty easy as it is), and you don't have to worry about radio interference.

u/fuckflyingpigs · 2 pointsr/prius

I used this steering control adapter when I put a headunit in my 04. Works great, the ability to skip with my phone plugged it is so much more luxurious than I would've thought.

u/swordstool · 2 pointsr/prius

I don't have a V, rather a Gen3 2013. I had a JVC KWAV61BT put in. Purchased on Amazon for $200 a year ago. Also got from Amazon: Steering Wheel Control Wire, Dash Kit, and Wiring Harness. Had a local shop install it for $100. I probably could have done it myself, but wanted it to look professional. Total cost of the stereo and parts was $275. Looks like Amazon has the DDX-372 for under $300.

u/Downtempo655 · 3 pointsr/prius

For 3800 if the HV battery was truly replaced I'd totally go for it. Buy an obdII scanner from Amazon and download the torque pro app on your phone. Ask the seller if it's okay if you run an obdII scanner first before doing so. Check fault codes ect and also do a hybrid battery test with the Prius doctor app. If all looks well and it checks all the boxes I see no reason not to buy it.
BAFX Products Bluetooth Diagnostic OBDII Reader/Scanner for Android Devices

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/prius

damn that sounds good.
i just realized i got screwed on my prius purchase.

in 2011 i bought an 09' with 60k miles for $20k.


i'd go for it man

oh yeah and SilverChair's OBD II codes is a good idea, you can buy a cheap OBDII bluetooth adapater and download the torque app for your phone... will allow you to read any codes, and then later a ton of extra info if you delve into it. I just bought a third one a few days ago (i end up giving them away to friends).

u/nightauthor · 1 pointr/prius

Get the codes read at a shop.

I highly recommend owning a OBDII adaptor ($20). Connect it to your phone and use an app like torque and you can read all your codes yourself.

u/whiteferrett · 3 pointsr/prius

I made myself a knockoff of this mount and I love it... The Nimbus Mount

u/ajvdb · 3 pointsr/prius

I bought this one

GXG-1987 WiFi Wireless OBD-II Mini OBD2 Auto Car Diagnostic Scanner Tool Adapter Reader Scan Code Tester for iPhone 6S 5 iPad4 iPod mini iOS PC Windows, Android Device

Works great with my 2014 Five.

For apps I use the Carista app. And the DashCommand app.

u/knarfreyom · 1 pointr/prius

Fuelly, GasCubby for the Iphone market. You can also use a OBD2 reader like the Automatic Link(99 dollars,, it syncs to an app and the cloud, and you can mark trips for work. I think there's a torque app for android that you can use with a cheap ODB2 reader like, if you don't want to pay a lot, I think they start at around 20 bucks.

u/nientoosevenjuan · 3 pointsr/prius

I bought this one for my 2015 Prius

but this yours is a better design.

u/Myfeelingsarehurt · 4 pointsr/prius

Hi there,
I have an 04 and used the [chicken dance] ( from Prius chat to program a key I bought on Amazon. It's worth noting that I understand it has to be a brand new key. It took me about three tries to program the car as things have to be done fairly quickly. Good luck:)

u/thisamericanlab801 · 1 pointr/prius

I just purchased one on Amazon last night and it should be here tomorrow. Is there a specific monitor I should get or is any genereic one acceptable?

This is the one that I purchased.

u/ppfftt · 1 pointr/prius

Since you have an import I’m not sure what your center console looks like. If it’s the same as the US 2010, an insert is available for the open shelf below the gearshift that includes two cup holders. It’s rather shallow though, so only good for cans and small water bottles. Check it out for cheap on Amazon, so might as well give it a try.

u/TroyMacClure · 1 pointr/prius

My OEMs lasted a good while, and I use them a lot because I head to work in the dark. After seeing how shockingly low the lifespans were for the bulbs in AutoZone, I replaced them with these, which apparently aren't really marketed much in the US. Perform like OEM, and had an longer expected life than anything else in aftermarket.

I guess I've had them for 2+ years now.

u/Honeybee0711 · 3 pointsr/prius

I bought this one (Amazon link):

But the app also has an article talking about the scanners they recommend with the app, this being one of them.

u/NewC303 · 2 pointsr/prius

Like this one? (Edit: the product I'm linking to is for the storage area underneath the shifter. I haven't seen anything for the storage area under the armrest)

u/Solkre · 8 pointsr/prius

Definitely replace the 12v battery first. It could fix everything. Not joking. I got my new 12v delivered today.

Optima Batteries 8171-767-FFP (DS46B24R) YellowTop Prius Battery by Optima

u/reddituser414 · 1 pointr/prius

I put a Pioneer 4100 NEX in my 2011 Prius II. It can use Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.

Here are the parts I used to install it.

u/scottyjnc · 3 pointsr/prius

There is absolutely no difference between brights and low. Nothing electrically changes. All that happens is that a little mirror moves inside the fixture, which doesn't even touch the lamp. No electrical difference at all. So I have no idea why that's happening, but it wouldn't be due to any sort of wiring problem because brights and low beam use exactly the same lamp, wiring, circuitry, everything.

Here's a link to the Phillips lamps on Amazon.

If you do a search for "D4R" on Amazon, you'll get a lot of other results. Some of the people on boards like PriusChat like the MaxLux lamps, which are a touch more expensive, but I have had good results with the Phillips ones, which are the ones Toyota installs at the factory. (OEM.)

u/drmickhead · 3 pointsr/prius

This adapter has a microphone that's separate from the aux plug. It comes with a 3M sticker that lets you place it on the exterior of the center console, and it picks up my voice rather well.

u/Perryn · 2 pointsr/prius

This is the one I've been using on my Gen3. It works well with every Android app I've used with it, including using Carista to remove the reverse beeping. Now it only beeps one time when I first put it into reverse.

u/Aurash91 · 1 pointr/prius

i have an '06. can you link me to the parts on amazon?


u/apexcrybaby · 5 pointsr/prius

Links for Amazon can actually be shorter! The description can be removed from the link:

u/gargolito · 2 pointsr/prius

This works great on my 2007 and meets my requirements: are it and forget it, fast connectivity, no batteries. It's been solid for me:

HomeSpot NFC-enabled Bluetooth Audio Receiver for Car Audio

And to avoid ground noise:

PAC SNI-1/3.5 3.5-mm Ground Loop Noise Isolator Works with iPod/Zune/iRiver and Others

Tips: don't max out your phone's volume or will cause distortion. I keep mine at 80-90% of volume. I can still use the phone with the car. I have an android phone. I connect Bluetooth phone top cast and media streaming to the adapter.

u/PacketHumper · 2 pointsr/prius

Use the yellow top optima Prius battery.

Optima Batteries 8171-767 (DS46B24R) YellowTop Prius Battery

u/ChihuahuawithBoombox · 1 pointr/prius

I bought a thing on amazon that adds 2 more cup holders and a storage place.

Carmate Toyota Prius Cup Holder Tray Black

u/IamGummibar · 3 pointsr/prius

I got the nimbus mount from Amazon. Design for the Prius. The Nimbus Mount

u/DavidElg · 3 pointsr/prius

I turned mine off a few years ago using a guide found on Prius Chat. I have a 2013 model (gen 3). The OBDII dongle - I got the wi-fi kind - was $15 on Amazon. The app I used to connect to it was Engine Link, which is an iOS app (Was $5 at that time). While I was at it, I also turned off the seat-belt reminder ding.

u/manderso7 · 1 pointr/prius

I got a Ground Loop Noise Isolator from Amazon and it does the trick.

u/TurtlePrius · 1 pointr/prius

It’s very likely this. Mine did the same thing until I bought an isolator on Amazon:

u/wmccluskey · 3 pointsr/prius

Cheapest I could find was around $160. That's just criminal to charge that much for a small battery.

I picked it up off Amazon because I had gift cards.

u/ricothecat3 · 13 pointsr/prius

You have to buy an OBD2 for about $20 from eBay or Amazon and download the “Dr. Prius” app. Then you pay $12 on the Dr. Prius app and you have unlimited scans. The total cost is $32 but it’s yours forever. Check it out on YouTube. Here’s the link for the one I bought.

u/FreydNot · 1 pointr/prius

For what it's worth, these are the ones for my 2008 (which I think is the same as your 2005, but I'm not sure).

Amazon has a thing where you tell it your car and it tells you if the parts are right. Give that a try.

u/waspocracy · 1 pointr/prius

Get this:

To prevent it? Using wax in your car washes. Either wax manually, or when you get an automated car wash (if you do that), then get the "premium" option that has wax with it.

u/AAjax · 7 pointsr/prius

If you dont mind ordering online replaced my 12v on my 2005 with this, took about 15min.

$148.56 with tax and coupon applied.

u/PippoKPax · 4 pointsr/prius

Get Carista, you connect it to your OBD2 port (left of your steering wheel). It connects over Bluetooth to your phone and you can change all kinds of settings. Get rid of back up beeps, seatbelt beeps, and more. Must have!

Carista OBD2 Bluetooth Adapter, Scanner and App for iOS and Android: Diagnose, Customize and Service your Audi, VW, Toyota, Lexus, BMW, Mini or Scion with dealer level technology

u/bobdogisme · 3 pointsr/prius

PYvideo Rear Backup Camera Kit for Toyota Camry, Corolla, Prius, Rav4 and More (2012, 2013, 2014) - (Color: Black)

u/gablekevin · 2 pointsr/prius

I had the same lights and the car was running fine but I had the p0a93 which is a bad inverter pump generally (it's a cheap $60 for parts and coooant fix). So I replaced and I was still getting nothing. It turned out one of the connectors up towards the firewall that must control that pump had the wires chewed through by a rodent. So I got the wires resoldered up and everything was working again.

Btw every car owner should one of these Bluetooth obd 2 readers it will save you tons of money and headaches because then you can know whether your check engine light is something that can wait or has to be fixed now BAFXducts Bluetooth Diagnostic OBDII Reader/Scanner for Android Devices

u/ElTurbo · 1 pointr/prius

Mpow Ground Loop Noise Isolator for Car Audio/Home Stereo System with 3.5mm Audio Cable (Black)

u/katmndoo · 1 pointr/prius

It does.

I bought a $99 backup camera on Amazon that already has the connector and the 6v-12v doodad.

It is quite literally "plug and play". No wire splicing or cutting at all.

I mounted it in the plastic panel between the license plate lamp and the trunk opener handler. This is the only spot that really required any tools. I had to a) pry off the inner cover (held on by those cheap little plastic pin things), unscrew the plate-light-panel and drill a hole in the plastic. Note that I did NOT have to drill through the hatch - just a plastic trim piece.

I ran the wire through the hatch door, under the side panels, under the door kick panels, behind the dash, and plugged it in to the back of the radio. You Remove the radio, unhook one of the harness plugs in the back, plug the camera wire in where the plug was, plug the plug into the camera wire connector that you just plugged in, and you're done. It only comes on when the car is in reverse.

You can do it with a generic camera too, but there's more wiring involved.

This is the one I got -

u/OtherwiseASandwich · 3 pointsr/prius

I use a Panlong one ordered from Amazon with no problems. It was specifically one of the ones recommended to use for the Dr. Prius app, and it works with Hybrid Assistant and other apps without issue either.

It works fine in both my 2004 and 2012.

u/switchfootchin · 1 pointr/prius

I can attest to this (GEN II). I just had mine drop on me without any warning. It costs $147 on amazon right now, just ordered mine and I plan to replace it this weekend. Mine has lasted nearly 8 years, so I guess I have that going for me.

u/K1ngN0thing · 1 pointr/prius

absorbant glass mat, which was in my 07 and seems to be in most, but not sure about Gen 1, if that's what you have. I used this for my 07

u/suirPPrius · 1 pointr/prius

I bought this one on Amazon last week. I installed it in my 2010 myself in 45 minutes and I'm a shitty mechanic. $168