Jump-starting any car is dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. Ray: Just to be sure, we checked with , which sells more hybrid vehicles than any other manufacturer, and it said that there are no restrictions against using the Prius, for example, to jump-start another car. Be careful if helping others; whatever you do, don't let someone try to crank their engine while your car is still connected! My motorcycle is worthless for jumping my truck. All they need to do is provide enough power to boot up the computer, which then activates relays that connect the 220-250v ish high voltage battery. We dialed up Toyota's roadside assistance, which had a truck on site in 30 minutes. Some vehicles have both poles; some one pole and lots of bare metal. Assuming the 12-Volt battery is fine, then the dealership is saying she has a problem with her high-voltage battery the one specific to the hybrid system.
The reason for this complex isolation of the high voltage battery is due to risk-aversion; in some ways it is like fast food coffee saying 'warning, contents hot'; or peanut butter saying 'allergy advice, contains peanuts'. The first thing I tried was jump-starting it from my hybrid. Leave it for 5-20 minutes. But if you're not a mechanic, and you see smoke coming from the site of a repair you're attempting, abandoning ship is exactly the right thing to do. Check to see if you left your headlights or an interior light on and turn the switch off. It is a vaguely rectangular piece of plastic with a flat surface. Don't worry about this getting unbalanced, it's disconnected, and will be just fine while the 12v recharges when the car is turned on.
So, I think we can eliminate human error as the cause of the smoke. In other cars it is located up front. The presence of a hybrid's high-voltage battery pack is most likely why some people believe it's unsafe or impossible to jump-start a hybrid, but those batteries should be easy to tell apart from the smaller, more conventional 12-volt battery used for starting the car and thus, jump-starting. Apart from being environmental friendly, the cost of maintaining a hybrid car is way less than that of a regular car. Probably the safest thing to do would be to disconnect the jumper cables before cranking. Any idea what might cause this? It's important to confirm that this isn't a case of a dead 12-Volt battery.
The standard car electrics like computers all 13 of them and screens and headlight and indicators and everything runs off the 12v battery. Any idea what might cause this? Make sure the engine temperature gauge if there is one shows that the engine is at its usual operating temperature which means water is circulating through the cooling system , and try to cover 3 to 5 miles at varying speeds. These hybrids have a lot of electronics that could be damaged. I will take you through step by step on how to find the proper ports and some extra steps in case you are not able to jump start the Prius the first time. You're better to connect up and wait a minute or two with the 'good' car engine running to give your battery time to charge. However, the of many hybrids' powertrains can cause some confusion at first. There is a small possibility of a battery exploding during the charging process if you don't connect the cables properly causing a spark and there is a bunch of hydrogen gas around the battery car batteries emit hydrogen gas when they discharge - this is much more of an issue with cars that haven't been driven for a long time than if you drive your Camry regularly and simply forgot to turn your lights off.
In other words, the Ioniq and Niro are capable of jump-starting themselves, but they cannot be traditionally jump-started, nor can they be used to jump-start another car. However, I don't really have a hybrid. Now by definition, hybrid cars have oodles of battery power, but is any of this whizzy new battery power available to jumpstart hapless internal-combustion vehicles whose century-old technology has given out on them? It is not designed for this kind of thing, and it may ultimately prove to be too much for it, especially if it isn't charged very well or is old, or if you draw to much current from it even. I can't recommend doing this. A hybrid battery pack should be sealed, to prevent electric shocks caused by accidental contact, and should be marked with warning labels. The negative clamp should go on metal that is rigidly connected to chassis. Wait, had I left the hatch open all morning, and drained the battery? That will keep you from getting hurt and help ensure you don't cause permanent damage to your hybrid car's complicated powertrain.
Clamp the end of the other jumper cable to the negative terminal of the working car. We recently received one concerning a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid, which the owner had left unused for several months. Before assuming that you need a jump-start, make sure that you aren't actually out of gas. All you need for jump starting a hybrid is a pair of jumper cables and a functional car. The bonnet release is moveable so is not a rigid connection nor a continuous current path.
Check to see if you left your headlights or an interior light on and turn the switch off. Aside from the Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive system, the efficient four-cylinder engine on the uses a standard 12-volt battery. Hybrids add extra anxiety to the procedure. Neither of those would have been the case had you crossed the cables. Is that what I would use to jump off of? On a Prius, connect the remaining end on an unpainted metal strip on the car. This is in conjunction with the much higher voltage battery packs which normally power the electric motors. If you connect it backwards it could write off a Prius, replacing 13 computers etc!.
The packs in hybrid cars operate at 200-plus Volts, and there's a reason the high-voltage cables are bright orange. Especially with older cars, dealers generally go the simple and most expensive route: Replace an entire unit--especially now that the car is out of warranty. Expect to replace the battery, but a system check is always a good idea at time of replacement. One note: it might sound like a good idea to buy one of these for your own personal use, but our white knight pointed out most people wouldn't keep them charged frequently enough to be of use on the rare occasion of a dead battery. I soon realized that the insulation on the cable's pincers was melting and generating the smoke.
No I do not know why, ask someone else. I have seen noted to be careful when jumping your car or jumping to another car. Neither of those would have been the case had you crossed the cables. That's the first step if any car's been sitting for several months. This video shows you how to jump start a dead battery in your 2012 Toyota Camry. One of the common problems in hybrid and regular cars is that they sometimes break down and would not start. Assuming that you have a pair of jumper cables, a pair of safety glasses and a friend to give you a jumpstart, the video above will show you where to connect the cables and in what order! If you get into your Camry, turn the key, and your car doesn't start you may hear nothing or a clicking sound from the engine bay , you have a dead battery and need a jump-start.
Then I pushed the Start button to power down the windows and keep the car cool until we locked up the house. You saw smoke, gave up on doing it yourself and threw money at the problem. Recently when my girlfriend was visiting me in Cleveland from D. After a long weekend at the beach, I washed up our 2004 Toyota Prius and packed it full for the ride home. Ray: Which makes us think that you used a cheap set of jumper cables. Tom: It's possible that if you had left things alone, her car would have started before the fire did.