Is OEM the only solution?

Discussion in 'Generation 1 Prius Discussion' started by ronlewis, Aug 13, 2019 at 7:13 PM.

  1. ronlewis

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    I replaced a cell in the HV battery for Car 1 and still have the 3030 code. The service procedure is to check the harness for damage, then continuity test, then replace ECU. I didn't spot damage, but corrosion and several weakened sensor connectors, but none snapped or cracked that I can see. Scrubbed the bus bars a bit. But, I'm not confident that I'd be able to test those small wires accurately.

    I could yank the batteries out of my parts cars and see what their harnesses are like, but I can imagine they're much better, especially the one I know was completely submerged.

    Anyway, I figure I'll just buy a new harness and eliminate that issue. Worst case, I got a new harness. So my question...I haven't seen any aftermaket specials on a quick Google. Plenty for the Gen 2 but none for Gen 1s. Am I just at the stealership's mercy? Is they any dealers that discount and free ship?
     
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    have you tried camelback and olathe?
     
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    no, thanks. I'll check them out.
     
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    I don't remember the harness being very expensive.
     
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    OK, I got an answer from Camelback and a local dealer, both around $200. Then found McGeorge Toyotal out of Virginia that had it, they say, for $132. It was a pain trying to find an exact part number; I hope I get the right part.
     
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    Try AutoNation Toyota Gulf Freeway in Houston.
     
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