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Car electrical systems dying.

Here's a sequence of what's happening: 1. the radio (even when it's on standby) begins to flicker on and off and then off completely. 2. The charge battery light comes on. 3. The lights all begin to fade and all electronic systems begin to slow down. 4. the car eventually turns off, all electrical power lost. My Dad and I seem to think that it's the alternator, but not sure. thoughts?

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Check the battery voltage between the engine block and positive, with the engine running it should be over 13volts. Now check between the battery positive and battery negative, should read the same, with the engine off and in fault condition, It should read more than 12volts, if it does, check from positive on main fuses and chassis, you should get a similar reading. If you do and the voltage rises when the engine is running, the alternator is fine otherwise replace the brushes and diode pack in the alternator.

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SOURCE: 2002 toyota prius warning light - car with exclamation mark

The light that looks like a car with an exclamation mark in the middle of it is the HYBRID WARNING light (see diagram below) You must scn the onboard computer network to determine why this light is coming on. You also need to scan your computer system to find out why the engine keeps dying. If the hybrid batteries are discharged, they must be properly recharged to prevent serious damage.

CAUTION: Read ALL service and warning lables in the engine compartment before attempting ANY type of service on a hybrid vehicle. The wiring harnesses that have ORANGE connectors are HIGH VOLTAGE connectors and can cause serious injury or death.

DO NOT touch any wiring harness or component that has a HIGH VOLTAGE warning label on it.

My recommendation is to tow the vehicle to a qualified hybrid repair center (preferably the dealer) and get it properly diagnosed and repaired. The high-tech, high voltage systems in this vehicle is nothing for anyone but a trained, certified technician to be messing with.


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