Is there a wait time for Toyota Dealer HV batteries-How much are they now?

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  1. ski.dive

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    Is there a wait time for Toyota HV batteries-How much are they?
     
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    Based on my past experiences with uncommonly needed parts at my dealer, most anything you need is probably at a local warehouse and available in a day or two. Really unusual stuff would be up to a week. I'd expect a battery to be in the uncommon, but not really unusual realm. That's assuming you're in or near a metro area. An isolated dealer out in the boondocks might take a little longer.
     
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    they're getting cheaper than used
     
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    I was looking last week after people talked about the new price drop. I was able to find $1600 for the Toyota battery. + install if you wont do yourself.
     
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    I made a few phone calls to different dealers
    =Price can vary between $1600 to $2400
    SHOP AROUND BEFORE YOU BUY!!!!
     
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    shop before you need one so you don't have to make a rash decision
     
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    Last I checked (probably 4-6 months ago) it was $1650 OEM with a very expensive core charge.
     
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    1625 in Tracy ca. 1725 in Roseville Ca. Last week. 1350 core charge but you get it back so i ignore it.
     
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    The math is getting... interesting.

    A brand-new battery includes a "core", right? So if a brand new battery is $1650 and the value of a core is $1350, that means the set of modules themselves only has a value of $300?
     
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    Nope. Core charge is in addition to the price ;).

    Nice try (y).
     
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    Right. So if you give the dealer $3000, you have in hand a battery and 2 cores (assuming you haven't yet returned the dead one). The value of a core is $1350, and you have two. The value of two cores is $2700 ($1350*2). I still maintain the value of the modules themselves is $300.
     
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    Nope ;).

    You have $3k. You have a bad pack. You need the new modules otherwise the Prius doesn’t run. You also need to package the old modules and hardware correctly otherwise they keep the $1350:cool:.

    Still $1650 for the new modules or about $60 a module (y).
     
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    We're both arguing the same side of the coin, Ray! I'm *not* saying you can *buy* a set of modules for $300. And I realize the core charge includes a set of bad modules. But what is the value of a bad module? Assume for the moment it's $10. There are 28 of them, that's $280.

    The core charge is $1350, which includes $280 worth of bad modules. So the value (not the price!) of an empty battery pack is $1070.
     
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    Bad modules have no value to Toyota;).

    Having everything packaged correctly and how they want it back in the package you received the good modules in has the value to Toyota :).

    They use a binary equation:
    • if everything is as it is supposed to be: $1350 is yours
    • If everything isn’t as it is supposed to be: $0 is yours
    Ever try to buy or sell modules? There’s a good market for them but still falls short of the core charge (you can usually pick up some used modules for between $25-35 a piece). Some of these rebuilders save up the bad ones and then will trade that in on a core refund.

    That’s how money is made in bad packs(y).
     
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