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2016 Prius V Two: What part is this?

Discussion in 'Prius v Main Forum' started by GhostFingersXP, Jul 22, 2023.

  1. GhostFingersXP

    GhostFingersXP New Member

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    I’m new to this forum so apologies if this has already been identified.

    I have a 2016 Prius V Two that I bought used and while I was cleaning out the rear cargo area, I found this piece lying inside the spare tire area.

    Can someone please help me identify what this is and where it should be?
     

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    It looks like the screen for the battery cooling fan input that resides near the door on the passenger side of the rear seat.

    JeffD
     
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  3. GhostFingersXP

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    Thanks! I checked the area you mentioned and could not locate any vents (pictures attached). I removed the panel but didn’t see anything that matched up.
     

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    Mystery Solved! Thank you @jdenenberg for getting me in the ballpark.

    I took a closer look at the air intake setup for the battery and noticed the tube went underneath the carpet of the back passenger side seat. I removed the hose and voila! The mystery piece was the screen for the end that’s underneath the seat!

    I sifted through the maintenance records of the car from prior to me owning it and the dealership had done a service on the battery at some point but clearly didn’t do a complete put back together of everything they pulled out.
     

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    Man, glad you found this out. That is a really important component for the battery!!
     
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