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3rd new car starting battery in my 2007 Prius

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Posted by Eatin'OnYou on August 11, 2014, 11:20 pm
Last time, I removed the choad by myself, took it to dealership, got
it replaced free with a new 7 year warranty.  One dead cell.

Discovered dealership has free grilled chicken breasts, burgers, and
hot dogs Saturday.  Service guy said some bring car in every Saturday
for a free wash and burger.

Howdy doody.

But what Toyota moron put a vent OVER the car battery in the rear
passenger side?  I saw how the talented "tech's changed it last time
by the crowbar marks.

Posted by sms on August 12, 2014, 1:43 pm
On 8/11/2014 4:20 PM, Eatin'OnYou@Toyota.com wrote:

It has to be vented. It's not enough gas that it will cause any harm.  
Bad location for a battery but there was just no room under the hood for  

<http://www.elearnaid.com/opdsopbadifi.html>  is a good place to purchase  
the Prius starter batteries from. They are a lot cheaper than going to  
the dealer. You can still go to the dealer for free food. If you feel  
bad about taking the free food, go to the parts department and buy an  
oil drain plug gasket or something else low-priced.

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on August 13, 2014, 10:56 am

WTF are you talking about?  Now there are TWO morons leading each other  
down fucked up paths.

School yourself on the hybrid battery, the 12v battery, the difference  
between the two, and the fact that that vent he describes has NOTHING to  
do with the 12v battery.

Jesus Christ.  It's a wonder you can find your way to the bathroom.

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on August 13, 2014, 10:55 am
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 Eatin'OnYou@Toyota.com wrote:

WTF are you talking about?

That vent you describe is for the hybrid battery--which was designed to  
work best when the passengers are most comfortable.  Ergo, it's designed  
to be vented to the cabin and be climate controlled by the cabin climate  

And in fact, that's the main reason the pedestrian Prius got climate  
control in the first place, instead of a standard set of buttons and  
levers.  Push AUTO and be comfortable, and your hybrid battery will be  

Posted by sms on August 13, 2014, 4:26 pm
 On 8/13/2014 3:55 AM, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:



The 12 volt battery is vented. There is a connection for the vent hose  
on the battery. This is what the original poster is referring to.

<http://www.optimabatteries.com/en-us/shop/yellowtop/optima-batteries-ds46b24r-yellowtop-prius-auxiliary-battery/> :  
" It integrates with the current Toyota OE vent system and does not  
require special installation."

The venting issue of the 12 volt has been discussed quite a bit because  
it eliminates the ability to use a less expensive replacement 12V  
battery. There are some after-market batteries that would be compatible  
with the Prius and Camry hybrids, in terms of size, shape, capacity, and  
chemistry, but they lack the venting system so they should not be used.  
Fortunately there are a couple of after-market 12V batteries that are  
vented in a way that they can be used.

This Optima battery has the vent in the proper place, you just attach  
the existing vent hose <http://www.elearnaid.com/opdsopbadifi.html> . It  
will work with the Camry hybrid as well, even though it's lower capacity  
than the OEM battery.

The reason for the venting is that in case the battery starts releasing  
gas they don't want it concentrating in the small enclosed area where  
the 12V battery is located.

No offense, but you should perform at least a little bit of research  
prior to posting. Your continued misinformation on so many different  
topics, along with your attitude, do not help your reputation.

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