2007 w/130k P0A80 Toyota vs rebuilt advice

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  1. pchow1970

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    Hi all

    So I got the P0A80 code. I am trying to see if I should get a Toyota battery or a rebuilt. The advice I am hearing is to go to Toyota, however most of the rebuilt I've seen offer a longer warranty. My local Toyota dealer only offers a 1yr warranty, if their products is so good, why only 1yr? and it costs a few hundred $$$ more. Also does anyone have any experiences with Dorman 587-001 battery? I can get this from a few local places so I can save on shipping. I am in Northeast Ohio, if anyone has other places they recommend, please advise. Thank you.
     
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    See the link in my signature to see what I did when confronted with the same code in my 2006.

    GOOD LUCK!
     
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    the toyota battery is new, so the warranty doesn't matter.

    the other places won't likely last the warranty, and good luck getting service. if you're keeping the car, get a new oem, or at least a new one from our member here.
     
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    Thanks you
     
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    pleasure, and shop around, toyota batteries have dropped in price, and some dealers are more competitive than others.
    all the best!(y)
     
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    I have had a good luck with rebuilt for $1.1K cash installed with 25K mileage warranty. It's going strong @ 40K mileages after replacement. Tech came with rebuilt battery in his PrII and swapped it out in hour or so in my driveway.
     
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    Update. So I went ahead and bought a new Toyota battery ($1650 plus tax, they had a 15% off deal). I figure it would be wise to spend the extra few hundred because I plan on keeping the car till it dies (Currently 125k). Install the battery myself, took about 3 hrs total time, removal and install. All codes are cleared. Hook it up to Techstream, not detecting any more DTC. Question. Does the Toyota battery come fully charged? I am hovering between 4-6 bars, haven't driven it for longer than 20 minutes yet. Also with the new battery, what range in terms of bars should I be getting? We don't have lots of hill, mainly flat roads.
     
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    that is an amazing price. 4-6 is perfect. congrats, you're good to go!(y)
     
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    Who sold you a rebuilt battery? If they did good service, let everyone know.
     
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    Where did you buy a new oem hv battery so reasonable?
     
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    So which dealer sold you the battery?
     
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    I got it from Sunnyside Toyota in North Olmsted, OH on Lorain Rd. Keep in mind that it's just the battery, it doesn't come with the module/controller that is connected to the battery so you will need to remove it from your old one and install it to the new one which is really simple.
     
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    That is a great price for the battery! I paid $2400 for my new one installed and felt that was a steal!
     
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    $2400 installed is not a bad price. Funny thing is that Sunnyside was the only one selling at that price and only took 1 business day to get it. All the other local was selling it for $1950.
     
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