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2008 Prius, has had an issue starting. I have eliminated…

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2008 Prius, has had an issue starting. I have eliminated several things as the issue, 1. When I jump it, it still won’t start. 2. I have gas. 3. Inserted the key manually rather than in my pocket. When I push down the brake and push the ignition, All warning lights turn on including the big red exclamation mark inside triangle. Odometer does not show and the power button is red. When I push power button again, all lights go off except the power button turns green and the clock stays lit, also the Park button blinks green. I push brake, and push power button again, same thing. RANDOMLY, it will start, and I can’t figure out why it sometimes starts and sometimes not for about 30 tries.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the brake fluid? Does the light stay on steady or is it intermittent?

Which light

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

Does which light stay on steady

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

Oh you’re a computer.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Toyota
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
2. I have gas AND my car is filled with gasoline
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Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 3 months ago
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Hello, thanks for posting

The first response is automated, I am a Toyota tech prius certified and I will attempt to help you, please keep in mind that the Prius is a somewhat complicated vehicle and that there is a limited amount of assistance I can offer without having a diagnostic computer attached to your vehicle or Diagnostic code information.

Weh you jump started it did you jump directly at the battery in the trunk or at an access point under the hood?

Do you have a DVOM to check some voltages?

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