help with dr prius battery graphics

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  1. heltonsc

    heltonsc Junior Member

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    Could someone help me understand the graph of the dr prius battery? is my battery normal?

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    why is block 8 always lower? and also more still
     
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    today running in EV mode the car released the code P0A80. Can someone help me? does block 8 need to be replaced?

    Odometer : 92.000 miles
     
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    Block 8 would be the most likely candidate, based on the graph in your screen shot, but there should be at least one other code (P3018) to go along with your P0A80 that would prove conclusively that one of the modules in Block 8 needs to be refurbished or replaced. Possibly your code reader is not fully hybrid compatible if it is only showing the code you mentioned. In fact, one screen shot alone is not enough to establish that Block 8 is bad, particularly since the difference of .20V between the highest block voltage and the lowest block voltage would not normally trigger a battery code. Before spending any money on the battery, I believe you would be wise to get hold of one of the code readers recommended on this list, if Techstream (the more complete tool) is not a possibility for you.
     
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    block 8 turns red when driving in EV mode for a few minutes, then the voltage drops below 200v and the error P0A80 - check hybrid system
     
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    Ok, a 1.71V difference is definitely enough to trigger a code and it's clear that one of the modules in Block 8 needs to be refurbished or replaced (probably replaced because that large of a difference means almost certainly that one of the cells in one of the 2 modules has shorted out and cannot be refurbished). Still your code reader should be showing P3018, so I would suggest replacing it with one of the recommended ones. The C1259 and C1310 don't really tell you anything, just that the braking system ECU has noted a problem reported by your HV battery ECU. It's probably time to start checking prices on new HV batteries from Toyota dealers or from newpriusbatteries.com, or if you want to save money by playing whack-a-mole for a few years, you can read the threads in this forum about replacing individual modules and balancing them to the remaining modules.
     
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    Hi! I am from Brazil and the value of a new battery is very expensive, 30% of the value of the car. My mileage is low, only 92,000.

    I will try to replace blocks 7 and 8 with cells of gen 3.

    In the future I plan to replace all 28 cells with those of the 2020 Brazilian hybrid corolla, use the same Gen 4 Nimh
     
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