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2008 Prius. every 30 seconds there is a light whirring sound that lasts for 4 seconds. It happens anytime the car is running.

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A FACTORY RECALL!FUEL PUMP/ELECTRICAL RELATED NO DOUBT AND YOU SHOULD CHECK LAST SIX NUMBERS OF vin, CALL THE CLOSEST TOYOTA dEALERSHIP sERVICE dEPARTMENT, DURING BUSINESS WEK, BUSINESS HOURS ANDCOMPLETELY CHECK FOR THE RECALL AND/OR COMB THROUGHLY THROUGH CAREFULLY, EACH AND EVERY FUSE, IN EACH AND EVERY FUSE RELATED HOLDER, TRY GOOGLING THE INFORMATION TO LOCATE THE AREAS, AND SEEK CLEAN PROPER FUSE CONNECTIONS, ADDITIONALLY THE WIRES ON EACH AND EVERY COMPONENT, SUCH AS ABOVE THE BRAKE PEDAL FIREWALL WIRE TRAVELS AND CONNECTIONS, STUCK PEBBLES IN YOUR TIRE RIMS THAT CIRCLE A SIMILAR NOISE IN OPERATION AND MOVEMENT, TRY A CAR WASH THATS GOT THE MANUAL SPRAYER AND CLEASE THE RIM AREAS ON BOTH SIDES WITH CLOSE SPRAYER BLOW OUT ACTION TO SEE IF THIS MAY ALLIVATE THE ISSUE. ALSO ITS WISE TO PROPERLY CHECK YOUR DOORS INCLUDING TRUNK FOR PROPER AND EVEN CLOSURE. A BATTERY THAT HAS MORE VOLTAGE THAN NECESSARY (OVERCHARGING) WILL SURGE NOISE ON A RELAY SURGE REPEATED IF THE IGNITION IS ON AND ENGAGED IN FULL POWER. yOU CAN RE-SECURE YOUR WIRES ADAPTING TO THE BATTERY OR ANY RELAYS (FUSE) OR GROUND AREAS MAKING SURE PROPER TIGHTNESS IS FOR SURE. i WOULD ALSO LOOK IN MANUAL OR SEEK GOOGLE HINTS AS IT COULD BE A WARNING NOISE FOR SOON TO BE MAL-FUNCTIONING PART(S) ON SPECIFIC VEHICLE CHARGING SYSTEM, OR PERSAY A WIRE INTERFEREANCE FROM RADIO/ANTENNA OR WEAK BATTERY IN YOUR REMOTE KEY LOCKING MECHANISM, OR A IMPROPERLY CLOSED SUNROOF OR A STICKING REGULATOR BUTTON (LIKE THE WINDOW BUTTONS) FROM PERHAPS STICKY CANDY, SODA OR OTHER MAKING A CORNER OF THE BUTTON ON SWITCH TO STICK JUST ENOUGH FOR THE SWITCH TO BE SURGING THE MOTOR TRYING TO RELEASE THE STICK OVER AND OVER DURIG CAR OPERATION. a ELECTRONIC ADJUSTING MIRROR (SIDE) WILL MAKE NOISE IF NOT PROPERLY SWITCHED TO EITHER SIDE AS PERSAY BEING CARELESSLY MOVED HALF ACCROSS THE WAY. SOUNDS LIKE A STUCK SOMETHING, A FUEL PUMP RECALL, OR RESET REGARDING THE FUEL SHUT OFF SWITCH IN CAR, OR PEA GRAVEL IN RIMS WHILE ROTATING, OR YOUR SPEEDO CABLE CONNECTED TO YOUR TRANSMISSION HOUSING BLOCK PERSAY IS RATTLED LOOSE GETTING READY TO DIS-CONNECT, OR A CONNECTOR FOR YOUR ABS SYSTEM BRAKES JUST UNDER THE DRIVERS SEAT UNDER THE CAR IS SUCKING AIR AND BRAKING CAUSES BACK PRESSURE IN WHICH WOULD HISS THE AIR OUT TILL PRESSURE HAS DROPPED LOW ENOUGH TO QUIET IT. iTS NOTHING SERIOUS, AND IF NO RECALL SIMPLY RULE EACH SUGGESTION OUT STARTING WITH CLEAN RIMS, AND TIGHT WIRES, UNSTUCK BUTTONS, CLOSED GAS LID DOOR, OR TIGHT GAS CAP, JUST SMALL MAKE SENSE THINGS, LIKE THE TRUNK LID OR HOOD, OR EVEN CHECK YOUR MOTOR FOR POSSIBLE OVERBOILING RADIATOR STEAM ACTION, WHICH WOULD RELEASE BY AND THROUGH THE OVERFLOW CANISTER, AND CAUSE FOR HISS NOISES. EVEN THE FUSES RELATED TO GUAGES, DVD, CAMERA TYPE FEATURES, AND SIMPLE SEAT BELT WEAR ETC.. ARE CAUSE ENOUGH FOR THE SAFTY NOISE WARNING TO NOTIFY YOU OF A POSSIBLE INFRACTION OF SYSTEM, AND WARNINGS ARE SIMPLE AND TRULY A DO-IT-YOURSELF CAUSE YOU OWN A CAR THEORY. GOOD LUCK

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A noisy fuel pump?.. A cycling AC compressor, Trace down the sound and let us know what is buzzing. May be a relay or anything..

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hows your battery?,for the engine, not the electric motor,Prius,normally dont have any quirky issues with electrics,and behave normally if the car batery is flat,ie...it will behave like any other car if the normal battery is flat or old,check by jumping,(fuse box under hood has terminal for + and put neg(black) on suspension bolt ) 3 each strut top.That should work to see if thats your problem

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