Toyota Prius Battery Replacement – Cheap Battery Option

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Toyota Prius Battery Replacement – Cheap Battery Option

Cheap Battery Replacement Option For Toyota Prius

Do you own a Toyota Prius hybrid car?

That is the current craze nowadays with Toyota heavily pushing its green cars especially the Prius model.

Do you know the hybrid batteries have a limited life span of 8 years or 150,000 miles on average?

Many Prius owners do not know that because like most of us, they don’t bother reading the car manual.

How much would it cost for Toyota Prius battery replacement?

Since not a lot of workshops know how to replace the Prius battery, you have to go back to Toyota authorized service centres. And the cost of the battery pack replacement is about $4000!

That’s a lot of money, isn’t it?

If you own a Toyota Prius and the battery is dying, what other choices do you have?

You can try to rebuild the battery pack at a fraction of the cost.

Cheap Option For Prius Battery Replacement

Here’s a web site that I found at The creator, Pete, will show you how to rebuild your Prius battery versus replacing it.

Pete is a professional mechanic and he has been rebuilding Prius battery pack for his customers for under $500. That is a great savings!

What Pete will show you in his guide is how to take newer cells with a better design out of the newer Prius battery pack and then put into your current battery pack. Think of it as changing the battery of a cell phone.

It is understood that not a lot of people will be able to do the battery replacement on their own. Pete’s guide was created with step by step instructions in great detail how to do it using pictures each and every step of the way. Imagine someone holding your hand throughout the process.

If you need more help, there is a support forum that you can have access to. In the forum, you can talk to Pete and his partners if you have any confusion during the rebuilding process.

If you own a Toyota Prius and the battery pack is about to expire, check out Pete’s web site. You don’t have to spend a ton of money replacing the battery.

==> Click here to visit Pete’s web site now!

By | 2012-11-02T10:18:20+08:00 January 29th, 2010|Toyota Electric|4 Comments

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  1. […] creators of the Prius battery replacement manual are professional Prius service mechanics that have their own workshop. They have rebuilt hundreds […]

  2. Used Cars @ Dial a Demo August 13, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    This is great! DIY is something less and less people associate with cars, as they get increasingly complex, and mechanics are called technicians these days….

    The prices charged are just ridiculous, with the cost of brake pads being one of my favourite gripes. Once your fancy vehicle is out of motorplan the agents will kill you with the cost of spares and labour.

    It is gratifying to come across solutions like this for technology which is actually far simpler than the internal combustion engine in its current hi-tech guise. People considering purchasing a second hand Prius can leverage the cost of a replacement battery pack against the purchase price,and then go the DIY route, which translates to a serious discount!

  3. Raffy Setosta February 25, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Thanks a lot for your info on electric vehicles. It has been very informative and is helping us in redirecting our business directions.

    I appreciate your giving me a supplier for Lexus batteries. Specifically I need an S46B24R battery for a Lexus unit CT200h. Your reply is highly appreciated. Best regards.

  4. Will December 22, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Hi Raffy, thanks for you comment.

    Hybrid cars such as Lexus have dual engine, the one which is powered by electric motors and gas powered engines, both these rely on batteries. The batteries that you require are manufactured the same process as is used in the manufacturing of conventional batteries and the functions are almost similar. The only notable difference is that the hybrid car batteries are larger in size, this is due to large amount of power required to run the car, the size of electric car batteries are even bigger as hybrid car can run on both electric power and gasoline.

    The internal manufacturing material used in S46B24R battery is different than the conventional batteries. Hybrid car batteries come in a pack of different modules and each module contains a row of cells. In the 2009 model of Toyota Prius, a 201.6-V battery pack is used and has 28 modules. Each module is encased in stainless steel coating 6 cells and entire pack has 168 cells, the battery voltage is inverted to alternate current for the 650-VAC electric motor.

    Any case of any malfunctioning means that the module has some defect; the same can be rebuilt by replacing the module. In any car a 12-V lead acid battery powers the starter motor, the light, the ignition system and other accessories.

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