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Replaced the 12V battery in my 07 Prius and now the car has

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Customer: replaced the 12V battery in my 07 Prius and now the car has intermittent starting problems
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: sometimes the power will come on but it is not ready to go when I press the power button again it is ready. sometimes no power at all, i exit the vehicle and press the unlock button and then it works
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 10 months ago.

Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. The most common issue with power/no power to the power button is a weak brake light switch. If the brake pedal is not sending power to the start button, the button will not light up. There is also the possibility that there is a weak gateway ECU. This would only be found via a scan by a scanner that is 100% compatible with this car. I would take the car to a Toyota dealer and have them perform a "Health Check". This will reveal any potential drop-outs of the gateway ecu.

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