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I have a 2006 Prius, and I leave the headlight switch in the one possition all the time. I have notice that the driveers headlight go's out if I turn the switch off and back on it comes back on. I have taken it to the dealer but they never catch it off. Any help?
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Huh? If you turn the switch off, the headlight will go out. Am I misunderstanding your post?
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I have read in some post that opening the driver door before or after turning off the car will result in different behaviour of the lights.

I believe that if the door is open when you turn off the car, the lights will not go off. I cannot find the thread right now, but I believe this may be a clue.


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Hi Mr. Whit!!

I am experiencing the same issue.. both or left or right headlights will go out while driving.. when I turn them off and back on, they go back on fine. I have found ONE other person also that is experiencing the same thing.. we are all getting crap from the dealer saying they can't find anything. And we all (including you) drive the 2006 model.

It is a regularly occurring theme with my car now, sometimes in 5 minutes my headlights will be out.. it happened 3x last night just coming home from 3 miles away. I am supposed to bring it in with one or both headlights out, so they can see it "recreated" as they claim. I am waiting until after the holidays and my Vegas trip next weekend and will probably take it in during the evening/morning when the headlights go out. (Sometime next weeK).

I will keep you posted.. please don't stray too far, I'd like to call upon you and make a case with Toyota if they won't do crap for us (they claim everything is working fine.....)

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Hi, Phish,

I'm sure you answered this question before in your own previous post on the subject, but please refresh my memory.

I ask this to both you & mr.whit : Are these headlights halogen or HID ??

I can't help you with your problems, but I was just wonder'g to satisfy my own curiosity. All are 2006's, huh, & they can't find anything wrong so far? What's up with that?

I have an '05 with HID's & haven't experienced any such problem with my headlights (only the level'g adjustment sensor under the car---fixed under warranty).

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Often when a dealer will not fix an obviously dangerous safety flaw in your car, a letter reminding them of their liability should the failure (which they are now fully informed of) should cause an accident. CC'ing the Toyota zone rep, local TV stations, and the NHTSA will often get a VERY fast reply, since they do not want either the liability or the negative publicity of such an obviously dangerous condition.

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http://priuschat.com/Headlight-Out-t27758.html

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That is a good link it looks like others have had his problem
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Ken - I have HID. It's an 06 Prius Package 6.. I asked the other guy his model/etc (not Mr. Whit) but he's slow to check e-mails and hasn't responded yet..

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Yes I also have a HID headlights, I have a 2006 Package #7
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I have a 2006 model with package 9 and HID headlights. I have had the same problem with the drivers side headlight.

The headlight goes out for no reason and then if I switch the lights off and back on they are fine again.

It has been to the dealership 3 times. The first time they replaced the bulb - no change.

The second time they replaced the HID controller - no change - the headlight even went out at the dealership after they had "done the repair".

It is back in the shop today for further fault tracing. Basically they have no idea and are just working through all the wiring looms looking for a fault.

If they find a fix I will post.

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