Not a wood related entry, but this it’s a do-it-yourself-man-thing.
The Prius has seemed to be running the hybrid battery low quickly, and then charging quickly as I drive. It’s just a feeling I have from driving this car for 3 years. I posted a note on Prius Chat and someone suggested that my 12V battery might be low, which wasn’t something I suspected. I thought I might have defective hybrid batteries.
So I ran a quick check by turning on ACC mode (press power, no brake) and opened the windows. Sure enough, they were really, really slow to go down. I then found this procedure as well:
My battery was reading 10V, so a replacement is needed. I called the local Toyota dealer and they have them for $174 in stock. A bunch of online places have recommended eLearnAid for low prices, but their sale is $165 (list $240). I guess Toyota realized it’s not worth overcharging for parts.
So I’m off to get a new battery.