Battery pack replacement-Orlando? Dealership or no?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by jonpez, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. jonpez

    jonpez New Member

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    My 2005 with 144k just died. The local dealership just diagnosed it with a complete hybrid pack failure.
    They'll replace the entire unit for around $3500 w/one-year warranty, but there are many places online that sell reconditioned sets for much less. Anybody recommend any place near Orlando. FL or is this a bad idea and I should just let the dealership handle it?
    Thank you!!
     
  2. jdenenberg

    jdenenberg EE Professor

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    Check with mellor's automotive (west melbourne, fl) to see what they can do for you.

    JeffD
     
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    There is a guy in Tampa advertising packs. Don't know anything about him though.

    Also, you could possibly buy a pack from a salvage yard ready to go for an undetermined amount of time.
     
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    usnavystgc Die Hard DIYer and Ebike enthusiast.

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    I recommend contacting PC user ericbecky. He is a well respected member of the forum and will steer you straight.
     
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    Todd at Tampaprius.com can get you a new pack.
     
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    Highly recommend contacting Todd at TampaHybrids.com!
     
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    He is the one I have seen on craigs list. I don't believe they are new. I don't know anything about him other than another used car dealer doesn't care for him.
     
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    Todd's a good guy, very helpful member here. He's just not any used car dealer, he's a prius specialist.

    He "can" get you a new pack, he sells both
     
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    Anyone deal with him directly? Do you have his member name?
     
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    he's under member tampaprius.com
     
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    I would be happy to help you with a new, used, rebuilt or help you rebuild your own.

    Todd
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