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#1 (permalink) Old 03-06-2011, 01:36 PM
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Hi. I have a 2001 prius. Yesterday the engine light, triangle w/exclamation point, main battery, car w/exclamation point lights went on. I checked my trunk and there was a lot of water in the spare wheel well from recent heavy rain. I cannot afford to replace the main battery.

I did some research and found something about a free battery reseal. Would my car be eligible for this? And if so, would it repair the main battery?

Any suggestions would be so helpful. Thank you!
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How is the state of the 12v battery? It could be the 12v is failing as it will give several warning lights. I would check that first before replacing the traction battery.
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Thank you! Your response gives me hope and I really appreciate that. I bought a new regular battery a couple of years ago but maybe the water in the trunk affected it. I am bringing the car in today for an assessment. Thanks again.
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It sounds peculiar to have water inside your spare tire well. Did you drive through very deep water? How did the water get in there? It sounds like there is more to this story...
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