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# 206117 10-Dec-2016 10:22
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WTD - Batteries from Prius, Lexus, Camry and other Toyota Hybrids + some ECU (computers) and wiring.

 

In Auckland will come to your place and safely dismantle myself.

 

https://www.facebook.com/toyotahybridbatteryexperts


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  # 1685654 10-Dec-2016 10:46
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There's a looked after gen2 Prius on trademe today for $800 buy now. 250k, requires battery fix. Decided I was too busy and the ks are a bit high for the ks I would add to that.



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  # 1685994 11-Dec-2016 12:34
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gzt: There's a looked after gen2 Prius on trademe today for $800 buy now. 250k, requires battery fix. Decided I was too busy and the ks are a bit high for the ks I would add to that.

 

From that mileage - it is not "battery fix" - it is battery full replacement

 

I can take just bits (fits into one hand): one electronic block and few wires. And give you max $100 only if it is working and not damaged (can test on the spot with my tools). In quite a few cases with that mileage - those are corroded and damaged. So I need to see them. 

 

Battery modules - waste (end of life). Not even worth testing.

 

Everything else - may be of interest for those who sell doors, glass etc.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1685999 11-Dec-2016 13:11
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Out of curiosity what sort of cost is there for a full battery replacement in NZ for something like a Prius?




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  # 1686209 11-Dec-2016 21:14
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Toyota provide quote based on rego.  Just call service department with your rego and ask for battery plus installation.

 

Prius different models (there are currently 8 different models, battery wise) have different battery types and prices.

 

Batteries could be new, second hand and rebuild. They may have different Usable Remaining Capacity. 

 

P.S. I am the only one in NZ who can test URC professionally.


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  # 1686234 11-Dec-2016 21:39
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sbiddle:

Out of curiosity what sort of cost is there for a full battery replacement in NZ for something like a Prius?


The auction I mentioned earlier for a gen2: seller said $2500 for reco with gen 3 cells or $4-5000 for entirely new battery both from The Battery Clinic.



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  # 1686321 12-Dec-2016 08:55
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gzt:
The auction I mentioned earlier for a gen2: seller said $2500 for reco with gen 3 cells ...

 

"Gen 3 battery modules", modules is correct word (not cells) still need to be tested.

 

Prius 30 (2010 - 2015) are used mainly by taxi drivers in NZ and with high kms modules taken from those could show less remaining capacity than from the older Prius 20 (2004-2009).

 

There are already cases when people are swapping batteries in their cars before selling.

 

If pack is open - I can test in 30 seconds if it is genuine or swapped or individual modules have been changed. Watch my method here:

 

Is this Prius / Lexus battery Genuine?


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  # 1686351 12-Dec-2016 09:27
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I've been to Japan 3 times over the past few years and it really surprises me how popular the Prius is outside Japan vs inside Japan. You do see the odd one around over there, but nothing like countries like NZ where they're incredibly common, and places like LA and SF where they are also hugely popular for Uber and taxi drivers.


 
 
 
 




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  # 1686560 12-Dec-2016 14:46
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sbiddle:

 

I've been to Japan 3 times over the past few years and it really surprises me how popular the Prius is outside Japan vs inside Japan. You do see the odd one around over there, but nothing like countries like NZ where they're incredibly common, and places like LA and SF where they are also hugely popular for Uber and taxi drivers.

 

 

According to Wikipedia, scroll down to "sales" data 2016 it is most popular in Japan:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Prius#Sales

 

In 2015 they sold huge number of Prius C (aka Aqua). That is totally different shape from Prius 2004-2015. You may have not even noticed it in the traffic.


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