Replace the Hybrid Battery in Your Prius with an Upgraded Battery

Prius DIY Battery Replacement

If you are getting a “check hybrid system” notification or one of the P0A80, P3011, P3012, P3013 codes, that means that your Prius’ hybrid battery is failing, and it is time to have that hybrid battery replaced.

But why settle for replacing the battery with the same type that originally came with your car when there is an upgrade that can be done with “…new cylindrical cells that give you more power and have lower resistance so your regenerative braking can charge up the batteries quicker!”

That was the message in a recent Chris Fix YouTube channel episode where the host teaches you with step-by-step instruction on how to replace the hybrid battery in a generation 3 Prius from 2010-2015.

Related article: Toyota Prius Auxiliary Battery Info You Need to Know

The Value of This Video

The value of this video is that the 3rd generation Prius models are nearing the end of their Hybrid life meaning that you can expect to find these models popping up for sale all because going to the dealership for a Hybrid battery replacement is going to cost the owner over $4,000!

But wait! What if you could DIY the battery replacement yourself and not only cut that repair bill in half, but wind up with an even better battery on a car that is prized for its economy and reliability? And better yet, wind up with a new battery that is warranted to last longer than the OEM battery.

Follow along with Chris as he shows you how he did it on his Prius, demonstrating that buying an older used Prius might make sense for you and your car budget.

Related article: Toyota Hybrid Owner Experience with an Aftermarket Hybrid Battery

How to Replace a Hybrid Battery in a Prius (Upgraded Battery)

And finally…

For additional articles related to the Toyota Prius, here are a few for your consideration:

Prius Owner Repair Warning from Toyota Mechanic

Toyota Mechanic Shows How to Pick a Used Prius from the Government

Protecting Your Prius from Catalytic Converter Theft

Timothy Boyer is Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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