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How long did you wait for a motor replacement?
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Author:  davewill [ Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How long did you wait for a motor replacement?

TonyWilliams wrote:
There are two plastic tabs on the battery disconnect plug. One is orange, and one is black.

The black one is normally broken to remove the plug. The orange one is to prevent people who don’t know what they are doing from reinserting the plug. It never breaks.

Neither tab are required for proper or safe operation.


Interesting. So does Toyota expect it to be replaced each time service has to remove it, or is it not normally removed by Toyota service when working on the HV system?

So, if this ever comes up, We should simply refuse replacement if Toyota wants to do it?

Author:  TonyWilliams [ Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How long did you wait for a motor replacement?

davewill wrote:
TonyWilliams wrote:
There are two plastic tabs on the battery disconnect plug. One is orange, and one is black.

The black one is normally broken to remove the plug. The orange one is to prevent people who don’t know what they are doing from reinserting the plug. It never breaks.

Neither tab are required for proper or safe operation.


Interesting. So does Toyota expect it to be replaced each time service has to remove it, or is it not normally removed by Toyota service when working on the HV system?

So, if this ever comes up, We should simply refuse replacement if Toyota wants to do it?


The dealers make money selling you parts. It’s as simple as that.

We have quite literally taken a plug with the black tab to the Toyota dealer to get them to do warranty work, and then put the original back in.

Author:  Allen [ Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How long did you wait for a motor replacement?

Ouch, if I had realized it wasn't covered under warranty I think I might have thought about it harder but it wasn't clear until after it was replaced.

Author:  Luckyduckie [ Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How long did you wait for a motor replacement?

Currently our 2014 has been at Piercey Toyota since 10-9-2019, waiting for motor 2nd replacement! There wasn't any motor noise but the car was driving irregular after complete stop; felt like the shaking when driving a manual transmission and engine was about to die from dropping the clutch too quickly (That's the only way I can describe it). They initially couldn't replicate the problem with multiple attempts until they backed up on a slight uphill. I don't know how that's related to the DU, but don't know what else to say. Still waiting after three weeks! PITA!!!

They wanted two hours labor for moving the JdeMo, but I talked it down to one hour ($190).

Author:  TonyWilliams [ Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How long did you wait for a motor replacement?

The motor can be removed without removing the JdeMO™ inlet assembly, but it is slightly more difficult. There are three bolts on the top of the motor that need to be accessible. The dealer needs to remove the 6 small bolts that that hold on the JdeMO™ inlet assembly. This requires an 5mm “Allen wrench” and about 5 minutes of time.

The assembly swings out of the way. Re-installation also takes 5 minutes.

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