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by Phildo
Tue, 26 Feb 2019, 13:00
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Off Topic - Prius Burnt Harness (Great Photos!)
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Off Topic - Prius Burnt Harness (Great Photos!)

Does your Prius have rusty bits in the spare tyre well? If it does then there are cracks in the upper corners either side of the rear hatch hinges, I think there were photos either on this forum or the Prius Chat forum of a Prius showing the cracks. One car I worked on a while ago had a heap of wat...
by Phildo
Tue, 26 Feb 2019, 12:45
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Off Topic - Prius Burnt Harness (Great Photos!)
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Off Topic - Prius Burnt Harness (Great Photos!)

I ran three charge/discharge cycles on the battery with the Prolong charger and discharger. The charger ended up showing 235v, so from that I’m assuming that all the modules are reasonably healthy. I didn’t do anything to compare all the modules with each other - although I’ve got some balance charg...
by Phildo
Tue, 26 Feb 2019, 12:43
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Off Topic - Prius Burnt Harness (Great Photos!)
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Off Topic - Prius Burnt Harness (Great Photos!)

Let’s take a look at the circuit board. I immediately found a glaring error from Toyota - the screws were conventional Philips head. Wow. I was expecting some strange fastener that requires a tool from a far-away factory that makes about two of them per year (and the next four years is already sold ...
by Phildo
Tue, 26 Feb 2019, 12:43
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Off Topic - Prius Burnt Harness (Great Photos!)
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Off Topic - Prius Burnt Harness (Great Photos!)

I replaced the harness and ECU and took some photos of the old ones. Wow. There was quite a bit of heat in there. I actually bought a cheap air compressor this afternoon so that I can blow dust, lint, etc, out of battery casings. https://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii2/PhilMeUpBaby/Toyota/Deb/Deb_Pr...
by Phildo
Tue, 19 Feb 2019, 20:23
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Off Topic - Prius Burnt Harness (Great Photos!)
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Off Topic - Prius Burnt Harness (Great Photos!)

Recently I saw a 2004 Prius sitting in a workshop yard so bought it for $500. Rather than spend money on a tow truck I tried to get the car to move under its own power, but was unsuccessful. I'll get this battery working in a couple of weeks but here are some photos you might find interesting/amusin...
by Phildo
Tue, 19 Feb 2019, 20:21
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Toyota Prius Copper Bus Bars - Tin or Nickel Plate
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Re: Toyota Prius Copper Bus Bars - Tin or Nickel Plate

Conclusion: The advice that I got from a plating plate in Maddington was that if I can get new nickel-plated busbars for a reasonable price then to go for it - plating them here was going to cost more than buying them from China. I bought from: https://www.rhibusbar.com/product/nickle_plated_copper_...
by Phildo
Fri, 09 Nov 2018, 23:57
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Toyota Prius Copper Bus Bars - Tin or Nickel Plate
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Toyota Prius Copper Bus Bars - Tin or Nickel Plate

I need to rebuild some Prius hybrid batteries, and would like to ensure that the copper bus bars don't build up corrosion in the future. Options: 1) Just clean the bus bars. 2) Get them nickel plated (commonly done in the US for hybrid battery rebuilds). 3) Get them tin plated (an option put to me b...
by Phildo
Fri, 09 Nov 2018, 23:40
Forum: Other
Topic: Prius error message
Replies: 4
Views: 1087

Re: Prius error message

First rule of Toyota ownership - get a VCX cable and the matching Techstream software. Do a search on www.aliexpress.com for VCX cable. You want the one that has "Powered for TIS" on it (ie there are different versions for different car brands; the TIS one is for Toyota). eg: https://www.aliexpress....
by Phildo
Tue, 23 Oct 2018, 22:05
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Feedback on Toyo tires
Replies: 1
Views: 998

Re: Feedback on Toyo tires

For tyre reviews (for ICE cars) I've always referred to www.tyrereviews.co.uk
by Phildo
Mon, 19 Mar 2018, 03:47
Forum: Other
Topic: Toyota Prius thread?
Replies: 3
Views: 1777

Re: Toyota Prius thread?

Hopelessly late reply, and it completely fails to answer the actual question, but here's some other Prius-relevant info. For mechanical and general info about Priuses (Priuii?) there are various US forums, including: https://priuschat.com/forum/ http://www.priusonline.com/ As well as various other g...