Unveiling the 2010 Toyota Prius Battery Location: An In-depth Guide

Today, we will be replacing the hybrid battery on a 2010 Toyota Prius. The vehicle has been diagnosed with the code P080, which indicates the need to replace the high voltage battery. For this job, we will be removing the paneling and trim to access the 12-volt battery located in the passenger side rear. The 12-volt battery will be tested, and then the high voltage battery will be replaced with a new aftermarket generation three Toyota Prius battery, which comes with a four-year or 100,000-mile warranty.

The customer uses the car for work, so they will benefit from not having to worry about the high voltage or 12-volt battery anymore. We aim to keep this video as brief as possible while providing tips on removing the old battery and installing the new one.

Here are the key steps for replacing the hybrid battery:

  1. Remove the carpet, back panel, and shell to access the 12-volt battery.
  2. Test the 12-volt battery and remove the negative cable and service plug marked as high voltage for safety.
  3. Remove the seats, side panel, and various clips to access and disconnect the high voltage lines and wiring harnesses from the old battery.
  4. Unbolt the old battery, ensuring all cables and the vent tube are disconnected.
  5. Transfer the mounting bracket and shell from the old battery to the new one before installing the new battery in place.
  6. Reconnect the wiring harnesses and high voltage lines, ensuring everything is secure.
  7. Reassemble the removed panels, seats, and trim, and perform post-diagnostics to ensure the replacement was successful.

The entire process took approximately an hour, and after confirming the successful replacement, a test drive was performed to ensure proper charging and discharging of the new battery. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments, and don’t forget to subscribe for more upcoming videos on hybrid vehicles. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you next time!

What is the code given for the replacement of the high voltage battery?

The code given is p080, which indicates the need to replace the high voltage battery.

What is included with the aftermarket high voltage battery?

The aftermarket high voltage battery is a brand new generation three Toyota Prius battery and comes with a four-year or 100,000-mile warranty.

How long does it take to replace the high voltage battery?

The high voltage battery replacement took about an hour to complete.

What should be done after the high voltage battery replacement?

After the high voltage battery replacement, post-diagnostics should be run to ensure that the vehicle has no codes and is working properly. A test drive and running charge cycles on the vehicle are also recommended to verify proper functionality.

Are there upcoming videos on hybrid vehicle maintenance?

Yes, the creator mentions having more videos coming out on various hybrid vehicles.

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