It's hard to imagine that your cell phone charger if opperating properly is using as much current as our Sirius reciever does, as it throws off quite a bit of heat I swear the thing acts a mini space heater. Use of the Toyota Prius wiring information is at your own risk. Really down to earth guy. I found out the hard way. I also forgot to mention that, the Hi-beams on both lights works, just only the low beam is not working. Drake let me take a test drive for as long as I wanted. The box has a tool to pull out these tiny fuses.
Went back into the fuse panel and found the replacement fuse immediately blown. I was on a road trip and was listen to my radio and just lost track of my speed, so all the jokes about. The Lexus I was interested in was even more impressive in person. After I removed the lower section, the three screws that hold the blower motor into the box were easily accessible. Apparently the carbon brushes tend to stick in the housing after a few years use.
PriusChat is the one of the largest privately-owned car forums left on the internet. Most likely, it will have a spare that you'll need. Please let me know how to test the relay. I will post a separate complaint for when it fails completely again so I have exact mileage to report. Ok got the chance to check the fuse again this morning and better light. You can find out which fuse blew under the fuse box cover.
Just simpler than checking with an ohm meter and geting a 12v supply to the relay. It would be closer to 30 minutes a second time around since I now know what I am looking for and how it all fits together. You should find close to zero ohms resistance when measuring between pins 3 and 5; and infinite resistance between pins 3 and 4. I don't know the aperage of either unit off hand though. I have had to hit the sweet spot about 4 or 5 times in the last 2 months.
Pins 1 and 2 are for the relay coil. Yes I agree but looking at the wiring diagram what I said still stands as the relays are mounted with the same base configuration. The problem started in the spring of 2012. Our automotive wiring diagrams allow you to enjoy your new mobile electronics rather than spend countless hours trying to figure out which wires goes to which 2008 Toyota Prius part or component. As long as there is no contamination of the fluid such as being in a flood , do not bother with it. Turned the car off and then on, still no lights.
To get to the bottom of the blower motor box, I had to remove the transmission controller which was a simple two screw job and very easy to get to. Both are much more difficult to get to, so I hope the relay will be your problem. I found the tool after I was done. The more electronics your Prius has, the more fuses it has. Unfortunately, the bottom of the blower motor box was not as easy. This relay has five pins and is single pole, double throw.
Can I pull the relay to test? Automotive wiring in a 2008 Toyota Prius vehicles are becoming increasing more difficult to identify due to the installation of more advanced factory oem electronics. This all took just about an hour for me to get done. I found tips on PriusChat. Some components may have multiple fuses, so make sure you check all of the fuses that are linked to the component that is no longer working properly. I agree with Patrick's advise above.
The six screws around the perimeter of the box that attach the lower section to the upper section are not impossible to get to, but doing so with two hands and at my size was going to require a lot of twisting, cussing and holding my breath. Eventually the problem became permanent and hitting the spot did nothing. I had my eyes on two cars. After dropping the blower motor I checked connections and found no loose wires and, upon starting the car, the blower motor magically worked. Multiple complaints on PriusChat had me convinced it was the blower motor.