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And of course the easiest that Tomrdillon found. Absolutely "nothing" worked!
The question remains. We have seen this sort of writeup at least twice a month since the Prius went into production and simply because that "baby" battery will not handle any type of depletion as with the dome lights over night.
The compartment in the rear is "huge" and a standard sized 12 volt battery which would operate the dome lights for several days would fit easily, and would be much less expensive when replacement was due.
I just don't get these guys. When seats are a major complaint, batteries are undersized, driving positions are uncomfortable, most manufacturers correct the difficiencies in nest years model. Not add a TV camera in the rear! (I know, all this battery is expected to do is turn on the computer. Then why not go for a couple of "D's")
I sort of expect that each new years models will be improved over last and not just have a couple of new exotic electrics added.
I'de be very interested in looking at an 07 Prius if I heard it had comfortable seats, a new battery and a telescoptic steering wheel.
Something new in the "blue-tooth" vein just won't "cut it."
I wonder if anyone in local dealer sales has any feedback at all with Toyota? Rickey could probably give them a lot of usefull info.
I get the idea that Toyota believes their original engineering is "infallible"