2012 Prius C Aux 12V Battery - OEM, Best?

Discussion in 'Prius c Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by MannySwol, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. MannySwol

    MannySwol Junior Member

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    I've tried to search in hopes there is a post recommending the "best" replacement parts... but kept running into regular Prius posts or those that go in circles about how to suspect a bad battery, etc.

    Question is simple...

    In replacing the Prius C 12v battery, is the best call to use the OEM? Or is there another specific model to use in lieu of this?

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  2. bisco

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    it's only a matter of opinion. no studies have been done. optima, if they make one for the c is quite popular, and there have been no negative reports on any specific brand.
    personally, if i ever have to replace a 12 volt, i'll go gem, but only because i've had such great success with the 3 i've had, not because there is any proof that it is better.
     
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    The Optima site suggests they have no batteries for the 2012 Prius C... Are people doing mods of a specific model #?
     
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    not that i have read, that's why i said 'if'. you can also try auto parts stores, sears, walmart, amazon and batteries plus bulbs.
    i don't know if anyone makes one for the c though.
     
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    A quick "battery" in the upper right search box.
     
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    Optima Batteries 8171-767 (DS46B24R) YellowTop Prius Battery
     
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    Yep +1 in the optima shown above. Amazon do have a feature where you input your car details and it will show you parts that fit. Works for batterys aswell.
     
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    I've seen a 9171-767 YellowTop Model DS46B24R T (What does that 'T' mean)?
    battery for sell on Ebay ($166.99 w/ free shipping), and I'm wondering how different it is from the 81717-767 ?

    It's going to be another cold winter, and I'm thinking it's time to replace the OEM battery..
    Thanks,
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    Hi guys. I worked as a manager at Auto Parts stores for 15 years. I just purchased a 2012 Prius C(3) with 51,000 miles. On most cars in South Florida, 12v batteries need changing every 2.5-3 years, even if they are AGM; though cars that have the battery away from the elements (BMW, Miata, etc.) tend to last much longer. When should I expect to change the 12v battery?
     
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    If yours still has the OEM battery in it, I'd go ahead and swap it out. From what I've read, bad things happen to Prius' when the 12v battery dies.
     
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    Do a search for a thread called ' Fitting mobility 12volt AGM battery' by Britprius.
     
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