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Red triangle light. Red triangle with! In center, 2005, I am

Customer Question

Red triangle light.
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: Red triangle with ! In center
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2005
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I am driving now ...I am a passenger. We are trying to make it home
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: It has 125000 miles
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 11 months ago.

Hello and welcome to just answer and allowing me to assist you. what model Toyota is it? the light means you have a problem with the electrical system and needs the codes read to determine what the issue is. How is it running right now/ SOMETIMES IF MINOR IT WILL GO INTO FAIL SAFE AND TAKE AN AVERAGE READING FROM THE FAILED SYSTEM AND YOU MAY NOT NOTICE MUCH DIFFERENCE IN THE WAY IT DRIVES SO YOU CAN MAKE IT TO A SHOP TO HAVE IT SCANNED TO RETRIEVE ANY TROUBLE CODES. WITHOUT knowing THE TROUBLE CODE IT HAS STORED IT'S A GUESS WHAT IS CAUSING IT. Hope THIS HELPS your situation and if you require further assistance I'll be happy to do so.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It seems to be driving ok. Had to put it in park in order to get charge to drive. I have noticed in the past 2 weeks on the display screen that it will turn on and only 2 bars are lit u,til we drive a bit. Than the battery charge will go up to almost ghee top
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 11 months ago.

aw it's a Prius, that makes sense. What that is indicating then is a battery problem not holding charge. take it to a hybrid shop preferably dealership and have it checked soon, don't attempt this yourself very high voltage .

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 11 months ago.

your welcome and good luck most likely auxiliary battery.