If the battery on my door opener goes dead how do I use the manual key to start my Prius?
Question: I purchased a used one and can't figure it out. I purchased a used 2010 Prius with no owner's manual. I have both factory keys and fobs.
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To correct/add to Jerry's reply, only the 2004-2009 NHW20 had a slot in the dash for the FOB in case its battery died or in case SE, SS/SKS (Smart Key) is turned off. On your 2010 ZVW30 since there is no slot you have to hold the FOB up near the power button while pressing the brake pedal and pressing power in order to power on the car.
The battery is dead. The Toyota Synergy Hybrid System gives no warning of the aux battery's condition, and when you want to start the system the brake boost pump turns on, demanding 30A. You can jump start it easily enough (the red tab under the plastic cover on top of the driver's side fender well - see the video) but it won't start again without jumping until you replace the battery. This is by far the most common failure in the Prius, and the bad battery can produce all sorts of warnings and misbehavior. Replace it ASAP. Be aware the battery terminals are undersized and not everywhere will have a replacement. Optima makes a yellow-top battery that fits. Call ahead before searching stores for a replacement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtgL_iGE...
You insert the fob into the slot in the dash. It doesn't require a working fob battery. The mechanical key hidden in the fob is only to open the door.
when you o pened the door manualy you should of pulled a string or rope in one direction for it to open.pull the string or rope in the other direction watch the end of the rope or string at the end closest to the ceilling you should see it latch and unlatch..good luck i hoped i helped..
Used one you bought was a waste of your money as it isn't programmed to your car. Just put a battery in the original...
The easiest way to get it to start would be to get a good battery for it. A battery that's been sitting idle for 5 years almost certainly isn't going to hold any sort of charge even if you jumpstart the truck to get it running initially. The second you shut the engine off the truck isn't going to start again with the old battery in it. If there's a junkyard anywhere near you, they usually sell used (but charged) batteries for ~$20 and that might be your best bet if your goal is simply to get it to start under its own power. A new battery is going to run you closer to $100 and given that truck's age, that it sat for years unused and its bad clutch probably isn't worth more than a few hundred dollars if you sell it so there's no point in spending $100 for a nice new battery in it. And don't forget fresh gasoline for it (and probably a new fuel filter as well...) - it's probably going to run like hot garbage on 5-year old stale gas. Good luck.
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