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I think my hybrid battery is toast. I am taking the car to the dealer tomorrow and see what they say. I've been shopping around for a hybrid battery. Greentec has a quote for $11,300 installed with 3 yr warranty. I've found another outfit that has the same battery for $6000 and 3 yr warranty. Best Hybrid Batteries. A local shop will do the install and out the door price for $8500. Anyone use Best Hybrid Batteries. Thanks
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let me know how this works out.
I have the tools and feel confident I can remove the defective battery and reinstall a refurbed battery. All the connections (electrical & coolant) are on the front of the battery. The exhaust pipe is adjacent to these connections so it's tight quarters there. If the dealer tells me the battery needs replacing, I am going to ask them how much they charge to reprogram the vehicle. Not sure what all is involved after a battery swap.
 

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I would ask Best Hybrid Batteries (or any outfit) what is really done to "refurb" the pack, or if you're effectively buying a used pack that's been inspected.

If they're effectively used batteries, you can find used battery packs from salvage yards or eBay for much less (around $3000 shipped last I checked).
 
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I have the tools and feel confident I can remove the defective battery and reinstall a refurbed battery. All the connections (electrical & coolant) are on the front of the battery. The exhaust pipe is adjacent to these connections so it's tight quarters there. If the dealer tells me the battery needs replacing, I am going to ask them how much they charge to reprogram the vehicle. Not sure what all is involved after a battery swap.
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$2500 for the install? How many hours of labor are they charging?

I think my hybrid battery is toast. I am taking the car to the dealer tomorrow and see what they say. I've been shopping around for a hybrid battery. Greentec has a quote for $11,300 installed with 3 yr warranty. I've found another outfit that has the same battery for $6000 and 3 yr warranty. Best Hybrid Batteries. A local shop will do the install and out the door price for $8500. Anyone use Best Hybrid Batteries. Thanks
 
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