What model# Yellow top battery for 2008 Prius-Where do I buy it?

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  1. Hamptgx

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    I'll have to get back to you on that, I'll be opening up the back again this weekend.
     
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    I had it wrong. The one for SKS is 174.19. 84 month. Toyota part number: 00544-21171-325
     
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    Whoops, found receipt, it's 00544-21181-320 thought it was wrong one but fits perfectly and no issues and I ain't dead from battery fumes yet. Can't blame my hair loss on battery, that's just old age. Was $199.00 OTD.
     
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    i just can't figure the non vented model, would like to know the safety engineering. it's not about normal operating conditions, but overcharging, or rear ending.

    if this is the correct battery, toyota should have a white paper. this info will be helpful to future buyers
     
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    That’s bizarre I’m looking at the Tracy Toyota online parts website and its 00544-21171-325. I wonder if it has different numbers in different parts of the country?

    Your number comes up as discontinued.
     
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    I almost poked a hole (It had the socket spot for the hole but it was sealed there with no removable plug) in it but DUH caught myself trying hard to be stupid.
     
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    i can't imagine the wrong battery fitting perfectly, it is a very odd size
     
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    No the number says it’s for the Prius, but that number is discontinued
     
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    Suburban Toyota has it as 28800-21181 for my prius, GO figure, I'll probably die from my cigars quicker than I will from battery so I won't sweat it, always got a winder open anyhow.
     
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    That’s an old number also. The way the battery’s are set up the air vents past the traction modules, thru the 12 v area and out of the car. It’s been pretty much proven the vent really isn’t needed.
     
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    It was EXACTLY/PRECISELY the same dimensions as factory battery I took out, trust me I measured it with my large calipers. Only thing was it had the socket molding for vent tube BUT no hole. I scratched my head for a few minits, told wifey where I got it and showed her receipt, told her if I die cause o this battery sue their butt's and she can get rich......she looked at me like I wuz nuts.....wives seem to do that kind of often.
     
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    He’s the guy who I bought my used 2016 battery. Installed it himself. Legit guy.
     
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    Currently Pep Boys does not carry the battery for 2008 Prius.
     
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    And I haven't even had my coffee yet. :whistle:
     
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    I think there are two Optima batteries you can use: large terminal posts and small post version for Prius.
    Some of us purchased the orig (large terminal post) Optima from eLearnAid.com, and we got the conversion kit for adapting the large terminal posts to Prius. So when our orig Optima died at about 7 years, I could not immediately get the small post version for Prius, so I opted for the large post version, since I can go either way on it. The vent tube did not seem perfect fit so it was not perfect.
     
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    The nice lady that sold me her car did that also, but she did not keep the small terminals. Imagine my surprise when I bought a new battery for 174 from the dealer last week and found out I needed the original terminals.
     
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    Yes it took me a while to find the orig hardware...I guess at the time we did it, we did not realize Optima was going to come out with the smaller terminals version for Prius
     
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    I just purchased an exact-fit Autocraft battery at Advance Auto Parts in Indianapolis for my 2009. It's an AGM battery of the DS46B-24R size. I had to order it because no Advance Auto Parts store had one. Price with online discounts was about $180.

    This battery went into the battery hole with no fit problems.

    Advice to other who replace their own battery: Use WD40 on the 11mm bolts that secure the battery strap and battery monitor box to the floor of the car. The treads of these screws are exposed to salty water under the car and were a bee-atch to get out. The torque required to spin them out approached what shears bolt heads.

    And FWIW, the brake malfunction lamp on the dashboard turned on after replacing the old battery. I'm gonna have to pay someone to turn that off.
     
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