Prius mechanic in Orange county,CA?

Discussion in 'Gen II Prius Main Forum' started by anaklp, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. anaklp

    anaklp New Member

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    Anyone know of a Prius mechanic Orange county? any place but the dealer! I am looking for a place to check and possibly replace the 12V battery.Thanks in advance!
     
  2. desertrider2215

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    Good luck, my 12v went out about a month ago and i called over 10 shops all over, no one replaces them. I ended up having to take it to the dealer and bite the bullet..I forget how much I had to pay but it was ridiculous. I think $240 or so..bummer isn't it?
     
  3. anaklp

    anaklp New Member

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    :eek:oh no!!!!



     
  4. 2009Prius

    2009Prius A Wimpy DIYer

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    You can always just buy a battery from the dealer and install yourself to save the labor costs. Search priuschat; there are a lot of posts about checking and replacing 12V battery. Good luck!
     
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  5. ewxlt66

    ewxlt66 Active Member

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    I had my 12v replaced by Import Specialties in Mission Viejo last month. $50 cheaper than dealer....and I trust Carl...great guy.
     
  6. usnavystgc

    usnavystgc Die Hard DIYer

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    Isn't Avi's Advanced Automotive in OC?
     
  7. Avi's Advanced Automotive

    Avi's Advanced Automotive Independent hybrid repair shop

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    About an hour away.
     
  8. RobH

    RobH Senior Member

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    How "Los Angeles". I'm more accustomed to measuring distance in miles than hours...:)