Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.
There is a Factory Service Bulletin for the 2004–2005 Toyota Prius:
2004–2005 Toyota Prius Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0A72
The cost to diagnose the P0A72 TOYOTA code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
The inverter converts the high-voltage direct current of the HV battery and the alternating current for the MG1/MG2. The inverter contains a three-phase bridge circuit, which consists of 6 power transistors each for the MG1 and the MG2, in order to convert the direct current and the three-phase alternating current.
The HV control ECU controls the actuation of the power transistors.
The inverter transmits information that is necessary for effecting control, such as the amperage and voltage, to the HV control ECU.
The motor inverter current sensors detect the amperage that flows through the V and W phase cables between the inverter and MG1/MG2. The inverter transmits information that is necessary for effecting control, such as the amperage and voltage, to the HV control ECU.
The HV control ECU monitors the inverter current sensors to detect a malfunction in the sensor system.
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