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There nothing worse than start your engine and nothing happen. It's more confusing when it is your hybrid car. A common problem when your Prius won't start is your battery is dead.

Toyota Prius like any other vehicle use 12-volt battery same like the non-hybrid car used. Jump-starting Toyota Prius need several measures than a standard car. Here is step by step on how to jump-start a Prius.


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Step By Step To Jump Start Toyota Prius

  1. Open the hood and locate the fuse block cover. It truly is a vaguely rectangular piece of plastic using a flat surface. Next, open up the lid covering the exclusively-used terminals used for jump-starting a dead battery
  2. - Clip the positive lead of the jumper cables towards the jump starting terminal in your Toyota Prius.
    - Connect the other positive lead to the positive battery terminal from the assisting vehicle or to the positive terminal on the Quick-kick unit that will be delivering auxiliary power.
    - Attach the adverse lead to the damaging terminal in the assisting vehicle’s battery or Quick-kick unit.
    - Affix the remaining negative lead to a solid, unpainted piece of metal away from any moving parts as well as the exclusive jump starting terminal. Please use the below center photo as reference.
  3. - Start off the engine from the assisting vehicle or turn on the Quick-kick unit. Should you be employing a second vehicle, gently start to rev the engine slightly and preserve that level for about 5 minutes to offer the dead battery adequate electricity to restart the Toyota Prius.
    - Whilst the assisting vehicle is maintaining engine speed, start off to spool up the hybrid system on the Prius by turning the power switch to the “ON” position. (Somebody needs to be watching the indicator panel from the Toyota Prius for the “Ready” light to come on.)
  4. - When the hybrid system has started, remove the cables inside the opposite order you attached them. Stick to this: 
    • Adverse lead attached to a metal piece.
    • Adverse lead on the assisting vehicle or Quick-kick device. 
    • Positive lead around the assisting vehicle or Quick-kick. 
    • Positive lead on the jump starting terminal of the Prius.
  5. - Close the cover exclusive jump starting terminal.
    - Reinstall the fusebox cover by 1st hooking the cover onto the two rear tabs.
After you jump-start a Prius, its recommended that you schedule a service appointment and get your car inspected by professional.

See also
The Average Lifespan of Hybrid Car Battery
How Long Do Electric Car Batteries Last?