Not sure what happened when I got home last night

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  1. SDB54

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    How do you tell? Or does Pep Boys etc know if they e been changed?
     
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    I think the place I bought it from did buy a “new” battery, but they got hosed l, which in turn means I’m getting hosed.
    The car place is trying to get the receipt for the batter so they can exchange it/get their money back.
    Meanwhile I’m not comfortable driving this thing anywhere but home or somewhere to get the battery replaced.
     
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    Just compare the new to the old.

    If they're doing the installation, they won't sell you a battery that doesn't fit.
     
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    If you have ever looked at battery terminals the original ones will be the smallest ones you have ever seen
     
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    A jump box connected to the front jump points will easily start the car. If jumping from a car it’s best the jumping car isn’t running, you need very little power to start a Prius. No need to worry.
     
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    True.

    The guy at Pep Boys is saying the Bosch battery terminals are too big for the Prius and I need the Optima which cost $253 after the discount.
    Bosch is about $160 installed with the discount
     
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    They make a Bosch battery with the little terminals. Several people here have one. Try this website for a dealer internet discount on a battery. Just choose counter pickup and no shipping charges. You would have to install it yourself though.


    Toyota Parts Center Online | Genuine Toyota Parts & Accessories
     
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    Owners manual says to run engine on donor car for 5 minutes, at slightly raised rpm, IIRC. Check the manual confirm, the hook up sequence too.

    There IS a compatible Bosch at pep boys, or there was.
     
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    I was able to find a Toyota shop close by in Oakland that has the Toyota batteries. Unfortunately, no Internet discount, so it’s $216 plus tax, but has a 7 year warranty.
    I’ll check the Pep Boys ones as well Thanks!
     
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    someone just mentioned in another thread, pep boys prius battery for $125.
     
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    Link?
     
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    i'll see if i can find it
     
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    Thank you, appreciate it
     
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    I've been home 3 hours now (after a 50 minute commute) just put a meter on the battery....11.00 v
     
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    50 minutes of charging is useless. 11v is dead. But will usually turn over a Prius.
     
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    Of course. I knew it wouldn’t re-charge it but I had to get it home. Hopefully it starts in the morning so I can at least get it to Pep Boys etc.
     
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    I think you recall incorrectly. There is no need to have the donor car running at all, let alone for 5 min at a raised RPM. That sounds like old procedure for regular cars.
     
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    Not sure how necessary it is, but this is the North American Owner's Manual text:

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    When my 12v battery needs replacing, I plan on using a Mobility Battery. They are designed for Deep Discharge, so leaving the Prius for a week or 2 without driving is not a problem. I think Battery Plus has one for around $100.

    Fitting mobility 12volt AGM battery. | PriusChat
     
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    It might say that in the owners manual but we all know you don’t have to do that. Probably canned language for every Toyota model.
     
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