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Posted by JJG on September 7, 2010, 4:11 pm

We have had our 2009 Prius for almost 2 years now and I wonder about the
battery in the key fob.  Will I get any 'low battery' warning as it goes

I know I can unlock the car using the little hidden key but I  wonder if I
will be able to start it with a dead fob battery.

What experience is there on this?

Thank you.

Posted by Michelle Steiner on September 7, 2010, 4:16 pm

Only flakey operations.

Yup, just stick the fob in the slot on the dash.

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Posted by Michael N. LeVine on September 7, 2010, 6:19 pm

I have had my 03 Prius since December of 02 and only had
to replace the battery three months ago. But YMMV.
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All the rest have thirty one except for Gypsy Rose Lee
and every one knew what she had" - Mel Blanc

Posted by Thibaud Taudin Chabot on September 7, 2010, 6:32 pm

Op 7-9-2010 18:11, JJG schreef:

As far as I know the battery is only for the remote transmitter. The
function to start the engine is a passive device.

Posted by Thibaud Taudin Chabot on September 7, 2010, 6:39 pm

Op 7-9-2010 20:32, Thibaud Taudin Chabot schreef:

Forgot the little test: remove the battery and try to start the engine.

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