Toyota

Have Toyota Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Is some one there’s? 2010 prius. Trying to fix it myself:).

Customer Question
Hello is some one...

Hello is some one there’s?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Toyota?

2010 prius

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Prius yourself? What have you tried so far?

Trying to fix it myself:). The car won’t start. Yesterday it would turn the accessories on but then the dash light would fade away like low battery. Tried to jump it. Nothing. This morning it is totally dead. Replaced battery. Nothing. Checked 140amp fuse on positive terminal in rear battery. It’s fine.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?

The rear fuse seems ok. The front fuses also seem ok but I don’t know how to check all of them. Are there certain ones I should focus on?

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I think that’s it

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Toyota
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Hello?
Answered in 6 minutes by:
11/24/2017
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago
Ted Ritter
Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 4,709
Experience: Toyota Master Tech, ASE Certified
Verified

Hello and thanks for posting

Do you happen to have a 12 volt test light or a voltmer?

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I dont
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
There is a new battery in the Prius now. Nothing turns on. Even the doors and trunk are offline.
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago

The best I can do then is to recommend replacing the multifuse link, there may be some blown out segments in there, it's an oblong fuse assembly with a clear cover on it, I wanted to confirm that there is voltage going to it .

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok. I will go out and get a voltmeter. Where should I use the voltmeter? Right on the battery?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Where exactly is the multifuse link located?
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago

In the fuse box under the hood.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago

That long strip with the nut on the end is the fuse link

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I purchased a circuit tester. Where would you like me to test? The battery? I will check for the multifuse link in the meantime.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have been trying to get the circuit tester to light up to no avail. I tried the front and back terminals of the car. Do I not have a good ground?
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago

y​es that's the fuse, I don't think it's a loss of ground I think it's a loss of voltage between the battery in the rear and the front fuse box or that fuse is blown . Verify the voltmeter is working by connecting it directly to the battery /

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Just to clarify, I don’t have a voltmeter. I have a circuit tester so it just lights up when I close a circuit. I can’t get it to light up on the front or rear terminals. I have connected it to the pos and neg terminals in the rear with no result. I have also tried various other grounds to no effect. However, I can get the circuit tester work very easily on my wife’s car.
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago

Have you checked the ground connection at the battery in the rear?

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
How do I do that? I have connected the circuit tester to both the pos and neg terminals. Nothing happened.
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago

There is a ground cable from the negative post connected to the body.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Are you talking about the cable that is bolted into the negative terminal?
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago

Yes, it has to be connected to ground. Is it bolted to a body ground?

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Right now it’s bolted to the battery and then it goes somewhere out of sight.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I just checked and yes the wire going from the battery is bolted into the car
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago

That long fuse in the front, can you remove the cover and look inside?

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The one under the red cover? Yes. I read an earlier troubleshooting thread on this site, so I checked that fuse already. It seems intact. It is still whole and not broken
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago

I,m sorry but I'm going to have to opt out, hopefully another expert will read this and have an answer for you besides taking it in and having it checked using diagnostic tools that the prius requires.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
That is most unfortunate. I will keep my eye out for another reply hopefully.
Toyota Mechanic: Mike, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago
Mike
Mike, Auto Mechanic
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 497
Experience: Lead Tech at Solis Auto Repair
Verified

Hello, my name is***** will be helping you out! I have over thirteen years of experience in the automotive industry for numerous different makes & models. I enjoy doing what I do, it is my life.

Do you still need assistance? Let me know :).

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you for responding Michael. We called AAA and got it figured out. :).
Toyota Mechanic: Mike, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

Sounds good, do not hesitate to come back if you need additional help :)

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a toyota mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Mike Your Own Question
Mike
Mike
Mike, Auto Mechanic
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 497
497 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Lead Tech at Solis Auto Repair

Mike is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I've got my baby back. Tomorrow I will get a tank of high octane, remove the top, go for a long long ride and enjoy my car. THANK YOU!

JugheadUSA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Chris (aka-Moose)

Chris (aka-Moose)

Auto Technician

1,104 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Marty

Marty

ASE Certified Technician

197 satisfied customers

ASE & Bosch Master Tech. 30 years experience.

Amedee

Amedee

Toyota Technician

1,243 satisfied customers

ASE certified tech advanced level specialist. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector

Anthony

Anthony

ASE Certified Technician

401 satisfied customers

ASE Master Automobile Technician with over 20 years exp. in this field.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

9 satisfied customers

Toyota tech. ASE Certified Technician

Skyvisions

Skyvisions

ASE Certified Technician

13,051 satisfied customers

Toyota Master Diagnostic

Genchi Genbutsu

Genchi Genbutsu

Toyota Master Technician

3,761 satisfied customers

Toyota Certified Master Diagnostic Technician, ASE Master Technician with L1 Advanced Engine

< Previous | Next >

Related Toyota Questions
I have a 2010 Prius, and the battery is dead. I tried to
I have a 2010 Prius, and the battery is dead. I tried to jump start it using cables according to the instructions in the manual, but it did not charge. I considered going in to the back of the car whe… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,051 satisfied customers
I just tried to open my door, no response. Got the other
I just tried to open my door, no response. Got the other FOB, same thing. Mechanically opened the door using the key and the car seems to be completely dead. Drove it yesterday in -20'F just fine. … read more
TIM MOHR
TIM MOHR
SHOP OWNER
Master's Degree
8,037 satisfied customers
I have 2006 Toyota prius after jump start. My car is died.
I have 2006 Toyota prius after jump start. My car is died … read more
Ted Ritter
Ted Ritter
Toyota Master Tech
4,709 satisfied customers
We bought a 2010 Prius a few weeks ago and I drove it for
Hello we bought a 2010 Prius a few weeks ago and I drove it for several days while my van was in the shop. It sat in the driveway for about 10 days then it would not turn on this morning. … read more
Toyota Service
Toyota Service
Toyota Dealership Service & CR Manager
1,344 satisfied customers
The taillights stayed on and drained the battery. No, now it
Nothing yet, just got the manual out and decided to try googling for help. … read more
Ted Ritter
Ted Ritter
Toyota Master Tech
4,709 satisfied customers
I have a 2009 Toyota prius and it wont start without a jump.
hello I have a 2009 Toyota prius and it wont start without a jump. for some reason we are not getting power to the 12v battery … read more
Ted Ritter
Ted Ritter
Toyota Master Tech
4,709 satisfied customers
My 1999 Toyota Camry V6 LE car starts, but certain parts
Hello, so my 1999 Toyota Camry V6 LE car starts, but certain parts (the power windows, the radio, the dashboard, the automatic shifter) are not working. So the background story is that my wife unwitti… read more
Merlin Beerens
Merlin Beerens
Toyota Master Technician
118 satisfied customers
2005 prius. the battery is good. I can start it by jumping
2005 prius. the battery is good. I can start it by jumping it at the engine compartment fuse box location and it works fine. But it will not start by using the accessory battery. I used a 12 volt test… read more
Peter Bagley
Peter Bagley
master technition
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
1,289 satisfied customers
2010 prius ; all lights on dash came on, stuck in neutral,
2010 prius ; all lights on dash came on, stuck in neutral, won't, start up … read more
Ted Ritter
Ted Ritter
Toyota Master Tech
4,709 satisfied customers
I replaced the rear brakes on my 2010 prius yesterday and I
I replaced the rear brakes on my 2010 prius yesterday and I removed the Negative battery terminal to cut the power to the vehicle prior to the project. after all work was completed and the battery ter… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,051 satisfied customers
My Scion tC won't start and I think it's a fuse, I just
Hi my Scion tC won't start and I think it's a fuse … read more
Toyota Service
Toyota Service
Toyota Dealership Service & CR Manager
1,344 satisfied customers
Toyota tundra 2002 is dead. Lights, nothing is working. I
toyota tundra 2002 is dead. Lights, nothing is working. I don't drive it a lot, and checked the battery, and it is charged, but there is nothing electrical working … read more
Ted Ritter
Ted Ritter
Toyota Master Tech
4,709 satisfied customers
Toyota Prius: My 2004 Prius went completely dead yesterday,
My 2004 Prius went completely dead yesterday, ie, no panel lights, nothing. So I checked the usual suspects (120A fuse on auxiliary + 5 amp on positive pole), checked and cleaned posts. Finally jumped… read more
Toyota Service
Toyota Service
Toyota Dealership Service & CR Manager
1,344 satisfied customers
2008 Toyota Pruis: I have a 2008 Toyota Prius with 50,000 miles
I have a 2008 Toyota Prius with 50,000 miles when to start this morning and no power what so ever dark panel lights dark gauges dark info screen. believe to be the 12 battery is the issue, right now p… read more
AMD
AMD
Master Automobile Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
980 satisfied customers
Toyota Prius Touring: Cannot start and am receiving the following
Cannot start and am receiving the following warning message on my 2010 Prius: P Lock malfunction when parking, park in flat place and apply parking brake securely. Live in Dayton, OH and we are just c… read more
Ted Ritter
Ted Ritter
Toyota Master Tech
4,709 satisfied customers
Toyota Camry CE: I have a 1999 camry it wont run over this
I have a 1999 camry it wont run over this morning. jumped it battery to battery and still wont give any juice or noise, no lights, nothing its completely dead. can you help. could it be a fuse?… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
13,051 satisfied customers
Toyota Prius: My 2005 Prius is totally dead in the driveway.
My 2005 Prius is totally dead in the driveway. AAA is on the way. I can't open the trunk. Is there a jump point in the front?… read more
Doug C.
Doug C.
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
49 satisfied customers
2003 Toyota Prius: town today, while I was parked, the whole thing
I have a 2003 Toyota Prius. After driving around town today, while I was parked, the whole thing appeared to go dead. NO readouts, no turnover, nothing. I called my road service and they ended up jump… read more
Ted Ritter
Ted Ritter
Toyota Master Tech
4,709 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x