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Possibility of shifting the rear inverter for AWD-e model

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by Dave Witjaksono, May 18, 2023.

  1. Dave Witjaksono

    Dave Witjaksono New Member

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    Hello All,

    Now I own the AWD-e 2022 model. The rear wheels of this AWD-e is powered by an inverter box (size of 3 x 3 x 1 inches) which was placed at the supposedly spare-tire space (on the old model) when the plastic lid surrounded by the styrofoam is lifted up.

    Since I bought the OEM donut too, I am considering shifting this inverter a little to the left or right so the spare-tire donut is just enough to snug in under the cargo's deck board. I am not sure how this inverter is currently secured to the car body but I think it may be bolted.

    I wonder whether this shifting is possible and what is the procedure/re-programming of the module and what I need to consider for the new places. As if this inverter emits heat and is surrounded by styrofoam (with a clearance all around of 1 inch) it wouldn't be ideal also it is currently close to the Nickel battery storage.

    Any thoughts.
     
  2. CooCooCaChoo

    CooCooCaChoo Senior Member

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    I wouldn't touch it. You could cause damage that, if discovered, would void all warranties from Toyota as well as being refused coverage from your insurance because it was modified.
     
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  3. ChapmanF

    ChapmanF Senior Member

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    Can you post a photo?
     
  4. MitchA

    MitchA New Member

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    I'm kind of the opinion that the engineers who decided it should be placed in that specific spot must have thought about that decision when they designed it. Personally, I wouldn't mess with it. Also and I'm sure you're already aware but if not... any orange connectors are HIGH VOLTAGE so be careful.