Hybrid battery replacement?

Tiny
TRISH DALY
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  • 2008 TOYOTA PRIUS
  • 50,000 MILES
I am considering buying a Prius but I am concerned about replacing the hybrid battery that can cost $4,000.00. How many miles can a Prius go before the battery needs replacing? Does it really cost $4,000.00?
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Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 AT 6:20 PM

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Tiny
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Hello, I'm Danny.

Just here to add replacement steps for Prius hybrid battery replacement. Here is a tutorial showing how a hybrid battery works:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/hybrid-battery-information

I've attached picture steps below on how to replace the hybrid battery on a Prius. Due to the number of steps I will have to add an additional post for more pictures. These steps are Part 1 for removal. Part 2 to follow. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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Monday, December 28th, 2020 AT 1:15 PM
Tiny
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Hello again.

Here is Part 2. These attached picture steps below are for the installation of the hybrid battery. Hope this helps and thanks again for using 2CarPros.
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Monday, December 28th, 2020 AT 1:45 PM
Tiny
TLEE404
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  • 2005 TOYOTA PRIUS
  • 100,000 MILES
I am thinking about purchasing a used 2nd generation Prius. However I only drive about 1,500 miles per year. I do short trips of 4 miles and 7 miles one way. But is seems some people are saying that with my low yearly mileage the battery life will be reduced. I am not concerned about mpg and temperature is not a problem. So does the low yearly mileage affect battery life all other things being equal?
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Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello, I'm Danny.

Yes, having low mileage commutes can affect the hybrid batteries performance. It would take more than 4 miles to properly regenerate the battery. You would might want to consider extended driving on the weekends to keep the battery in optimum performance range. Something to consider before purchasing the car. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello again.

I've attached picture steps below on how to replace a hybrid battery for a Prius. Due to the number of steps I will send you responses in 2 parts. This is Part 1. Hope this helps and thanks again for using 2CarPros.

Danny-
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Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello again.

This is Part 2. Here is a tutorial showing how a hybrid battery works:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/hybrid-battery-information

I've attached below the remainder of the picture replacement hybrid battery steps for a Prius. Hope this helps and thanks again for using 2CarPros.

Danny-
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Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
SHABAH
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  • 2002 TOYOTA PRIUS
  • 4 CYL
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  • 150,000 MILES
I got 2002 prius hybrid, I replace 16 pices of the battery cells im having a code of P3009. What do you advice me to do to solve this code problem?Thanks
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Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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There isn't much you can do. There can be excessive resistance in the power cables, a problem with the hybrid transaxle assembly, a problem with a convertor or invertor, and problem with the battery ECU, main battery cable, system relay. Who knows.

Sell the Prius and go buy a Chevrolet Suburban. Who cares what Ed Begley Jr. Thinks. Besides, these cars are sold on the premise that we have to save the planet from Anthropogenic Global Warming.

A high price to pay for a hoax.
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