Was toast Prius ... left over donor parts

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Old 15 Jun 2011, 01:10 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Was toast Prius ... left over donor parts


I'm reposting here for any other NHW11 owners who may have a need or
see a future need for parts from a crashed, NHW11 Prius. This car was
used to get Stephen's 2002 Prius bought at auction back in operation.

About two months ago, Stephen bought a 2002 Prius at auction in
Brimingham. However, the car had a bad 12V DC-to-DC inverter and a
failing transaxle. Knowing nothing about the Prius, he drove the car
over 100 miles back to Huntsville and around town before contacting
me. Since then, I've been providing a spare inverter, technical
advice, scanning, and loaned my maintenance manuals to help get his
car back on the road.

Sad to say, a Nashville NHW11 was lost in a front-end accident and
became available as a salvage. So Stephen got that car and brought it
down to Huntsville. I'm replacing my spare inverter from that car and
planning to get a few nick-nacks for 'experimental' purposes. <GRINS>

However, there are a lot of parts that folks may have an interest in
before the shell is towed to the recyclers after this weekend:

--- In Prius_Technical_Stuff@yahoogroups.com, "sb"
<somethingbeauty@...> wrote:
> Hooray! Trans-axle swap completed! I have posted 61 pics of
> the complete transaxle swap, however the pics are at random.
> I hope to make a nice step-by-step photo-story of the whole
> process, . . .

I had a chance to look at the donor vehicle and help in checking the

> . . . However I still have the red triangle, which I
> believe diagnostics and code-reset will get rid of.

There is one interlock code, P3140 (?), so it make take a bit to check
all the connectors to find it. There is also a "regenerative brake"
code but I suspect this is a by-product of the interlock code. Once
that is cleared, I suspect the car will be fully operational.

> . . . On the
> other hand I have the donor car minus transaxle and inverter,
> for parts, i will like to sell some parts cheap to recoup
> some of my expenses. any takers?

After a quick survey at lunch time, parts to consider:

o any of the control computers
o the encoder/decoder with matching key (possibly keyfob)
o accelerator pedal
o rear light assemblies
o traction battery
o throttle body including MAF
o three, full size wheels with nearly new tires (full size spare)
o interior seats, console, e.t.c.
o ABS brake assembly
o heater pump
o rear bumper cover (has three removable stickers)
o others (ask)

We'll probably descend on the car either Saturday or Sunday to strip
the reusable parts. So this is a chance to get stuff that you may need
now or may need in the future. Make Stephen an offer. <GRINS>

Bob Wilson
ps. Feel free to post with the usual suspects.
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