Hi, I've seen threads about replacing the aux battery, but none about whether this battery can be reconditioned. i'm 100% sure mine is bad as I have a 90+ mile daily commute and the battery has problems even after driving all this distance. The battery meter shows average 50% charged (not sure if this is the main battery or aux that I'm looking at), but yet it has trouble starting the car this past week, and finally went completely dead. I could not even open the door, and trunk... Luckily, I went to my favorite place which sells new/used batteries, and they had a similar battery, and am working fine now. They said it is almost new (looked like it), but that it was not from a prius. It had a similar size and the plug for the gas vent, etc.., but they didn't exactly fit the same. Because the battery post were so close together, putting on the connectors and it was in the way of the small trunk compartment panel closing. Car is working great now, but I can't close that compartment, and will need to buy a little hose to properly vent out gas. I was hoping to get the original battery reconditioned and put back in. I think recharging it will not work, as the prius should automatically recharge it but it still fails. Anyone know if this is possible, and if so, have any local places to do it? I'm in the Los Angeles/OC/Inland Empire area. Thanks!