How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Skyvisions Your Own Question
Skyvisions, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 14417
Experience:  Toyota Master Diagnostic
Type Your Toyota Question Here...
Skyvisions is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I was sitting listening to the radio with the car off 15

Customer Question

I was sitting listening to the radio with the car off for about 15 min. When I put in the key Bob thing and push start nothing happens. If I open the door the key alarm beeps.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 1 year ago.

If you turn the headlights and wipers on do the wipers seem to go really slow and are the headlights dim?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They don't turn on at all unless the car is on.
A min ago when I tried again the computer screen was flashing the a Prius sign
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I tried again
The radio came on but not the car
The wipers moved like sludge
And the gear screen is showing flashing blocks
And now it is off again
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 1 year ago.

Based on the description that you're giving me everything indicates that the 12 V battery is below about 11 V this will cause everything in the car to go crazy. You need to get a jumpstart to the 12 V battery and see if the vehicle will ready on. 15 minutes is not long but if the battery is original it doesn't take long to kill the 12v battery. Especially if everything was lit up including the display.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the key won't come out. .but that has happened several times already.
Push the power button and the key comes out
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 1 year ago.

It still sounds like a 12 V power supply issue from the 12 V battery. Firmly push the brake pedal down and push and hold the start button for about six seconds will it ready on or does the power off and allow you to remove the key fob?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Radio and screen on.
Not car.
Now flashing off and on.
Push start again and they go off.
Key locked in.
Push start quickly and key comes out
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where is 12v battery and do I treat it like a normal jump start?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nevermind found instructions for that
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 1 year ago.

Yes the 12 volt battery is located in the trunk on the right rear quarter panel area. Remove the plastic trays to expose the 12 volt battery. Also if you open the hood and the fuse block along the left side of the inner fender remove that cover inside the fuse block to go find a square red cap. If you pop that cap off and put the positive jumper cable to that and then the negative jumper cable or to any metal portion of the framework or engine that will power up the 12 volt system directly to the battery in the back it just saves you from taking everything out of the trunk. You will probably end up having to replace the battery in the back.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hooked another car battery radio and screen on but car not starting
Screen says, warning transmission P lock mechanism is abnormal. Park your car at a flat place, and apply the parking brake completely.
I have the brake on but road is not perfectly flat.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Oh and hatchback won't open
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It will go into neutral but not park or drive
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 1 year ago.

If the hatch won't open and it won't ready on you don't have a good connection going back to the 12 Volt battery at that spot in the fuse block. This is still not getting 12 volts to the system. Recheck your connections to that point under the hood and make sure you have a good ground.

Related Toyota Questions