replace 2011 Prius inverter with a better one ...

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  1. alinica2001

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    Hello,

    I have a 2011 Prius which has a fried inverter . Code 3004-800 is present and i have 0.0 ohm between inverter terminals where the hybrid battery cable should be connected.

    Now, my inverter code is G9200-47140. As we all know, early generation Prius has a problem with this inverter and a TSB ( #0036 I think ) has been released to address this issue. I would like to replace my entire inverter with a better one. Can I fit another inverter ( from a 2017 Prius as an example ) which should have this inverter issue solved ? If yes, which inverter code can replace my G9200-47140 ?

    Thanks!
     
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    can we assume that toyota is replacing bad inverters with updated ones?
     
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    I think you'd need to stick with 3rd gen inverter. I see there are several parts numbers showing. Looking I saw one part number for 2015 model year, and for 2010 a couple of part numbers. Very confusing. Also, all of them are indicated as "product not available". Isn't there some laws about that, you need to continue to offer replacement parts for a reasonable period of years, say 15 at least?

    None of the part numbers I saw match the one you mention, btw.

    2010 model year:

    HV INVERTER. 2010 Toyota Prius Hatchback L HYBRID | Toyota

    part no's:

    G9200-49025
    G92A0-47030
    And then, replaced by:
    G92A0-47031

    2015 model year:


    HV INVERTER. 2015 Toyota Prius Two HYBRID | Toyota

    part no:

    G9200-49075
     
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    Thank you very much for your replies. I didn't wanted to over complicate things as the car I'm actually having is a 2011 Toyota Auris.
    I know this is not sold in US but the entire engine and transmission is identical with the one used in 2011 Prius ( 2009-2015 ).
    The current inverter on the car is indeed G9200-47140. I've heard that G9200-47190 ( used in 2012-2018 Auris ) can be successfully used as a replacement for my unit with the benefit that it doesn't have the same prone to IGBT failure like early generation units ( 2009 - 2011 ).
    Anyone heard something similar about this ?
     
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    Can't find an Auris hybrid, more specifically inverter, on amayama.com . Maybe you can?

    moto g(7) power ?
     
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    I was hoping to get an updated/compatible part number from amayama.

    moto g(7) power ?
     
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    I've just got the confirmation from a UK forum.
    If you have an older inverter from 2009-2011 like I did ( code G9200-47140 ) you can replace it with the next generation inverter which is G9200-47190. The next generation inverter which has been used on cars from 2012 up to 2018 is a perfect fit in this case.
    I hope this information will help someone at some point ;)

    It looks like the newer version of the inverter didn't showed the same prone to failure ...
     
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    Hello,

    As an update, I've replaced my old 2011 inverter with an inverter from a 2017 car. That was a perfect fit and my car is now back alive :).
     
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    Hi is your prius running still without issues witj the upgraded inverter? What partnumber have you replaced it with: G920047190?
     
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    Last week I replaced the inverter (with help of mechanic) in a 2011 Prius Gen 3 (original part nr G920047140) with an inverter of Auris 2013 part nr G920047190. After clearing the error codes it works perfectly. If anyone get's in a similar situation I encourage doing the same (unless warranty applies).
     
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