I Bought the Most Hated Car on the Internet (and made $1000)

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Prius hybrid battery replacement. Learn how to replace a hybrid battery in a 04-09 Toyota Prius and make money while you're at it! Replacing a hybrid battery is not difficult at all.
I show you how to scan the computer to check the hybrid battery and we got a P0A80 code which means replace hybrid EV battery. I also show you how to clean the hybrid battery fan to keep the battery cool. To remove a Toyota Prius hybrid battery you remove a few interior trim pieces, unbolt the hybrid battery, swap out battery cells, and reinstall. While I did fix a Prius, you can apply the same process to many other hybrids like Honda, Chevy, Nissan, Ford, and Lexus. So whether you are Prius to fix and flip for a quick profit wheeler dealer style, or you want to fix your hybrid so you can continue to use it, here is the in-depth video on how to replace a hybrid battery safely and easily.
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  1. ChrisFix
    2 jaar geleden

    PLEASE READ: I wanted to update you guys just in case you dont follow my instagram (you should def follow)... 1.) I just dropped new swag for the holidays: bit.ly/ChrisFixSwag 2.) I have been working on this video for the last month which includes buying the car, sourcing a high quality battery, taking a class on how to safely and properly replace high voltage hybrid batteries, etc so I hope you love it! 3.) Two weeks ago I did a drift event for charity where I had you guys jump in the passenger seat. I gave over 100 ride alongs and I wont ruin the surprise but we raised a ton of money! 4.) No luck with my house/driveway/garage search which is upsetting because it is becoming increasingly difficult to do what I do in my current location 5.) I was on the West coast last week for SEMA and did 3 different meet-ups and met hundreds of fans which was awesome! You guys support me so much and I am thankful! 6.) Feel left out, follow my Instagram because I give updates for all this stuff!!! #ChrisFixit

    1. TheJenafireShow
      2 dagen geleden

      Just discovered you cuz my son sent this link.. really enjoyed the video. You have great energy!

    2. mozzz46
      7 dagen geleden


    3. Media Pool
      Media Pool
      9 dagen geleden

      why is this the most hated car?

    4. Christine Buckingham
      Christine Buckingham
      12 dagen geleden

      Maybe you don't show this but you do rinse the soapy water off before drying right? The point of soap is to attract dirt to it, if you don't rinse it's just gonna attack more dirt.

    5. Stan R Gertz
      Stan R Gertz
      Maand geleden

      I had been told you need a heart surgeon degree to change the hybrid battery. You video was perfect showing each step to take out the old battery and replace it with a rebuilt hybrid battery. I’m 78 years old and I believe that’s the best DIY video on the internet..I’m not afraid to try it myself...Thank You !

  2. Paul Bahen
    Paul Bahen
    4 uur geleden

    So basically you disassemble half the car then you're good to go for battery replacement

  3. mtt38
    10 uur geleden

    Thank you!!! Great video!!! Prius are great cars... not sure where all this senseless hate comes from ... yes it should be a tad faster.... but other than that it is great car, very versatile and many cars out there look worse....

  4. صقر العراق
    صقر العراق
    12 uur geleden


  5. hopkins JR
    hopkins JR
    17 uur geleden

    this vid is still legendary after 2 Years

  6. Alex S
    Alex S
    23 uur geleden

    This video is exactly why I love youtube!!! What a job! Well done sir!

  7. Lampstand Visual Media Real Estate Videos
    Lampstand Visual Media Real Estate Videos
    Dag geleden

    Hey guys!!

  8. Gary Miller
    Gary Miller
    Dag geleden

    230,000 miles on my 2008 Prius. Still going strong. This car owes me nothing. Great car!

  9. Rajeevan Panichikkal
    Rajeevan Panichikkal
    Dag geleden


  10. Anna Lynn
    Anna Lynn
    Dag geleden

    I’d argue the Kia Soul is the most hated lol

  11. Jenna Anderson
    Jenna Anderson
    Dag geleden

    22:15 sliped up

  12. Prince Marly
    Prince Marly
    2 dagen geleden

    At the same time he took the bolts off. Ambidextrous. 🔥🔥🧰🧰

  13. Rickie j
    Rickie j
    2 dagen geleden

    good detailing and proactive maintenance of the fan assembly. For the corroded nuts due to acid, you neutralize the acid with baking soda, not another acid. You can see the discoloration of the nuts.

  14. VeniVidi Vici
    VeniVidi Vici
    2 dagen geleden

    I got lost after 5 minutes. Wtf 😂 billions of pieces. This is a Lego game

  15. abdullah hotaki
    abdullah hotaki
    2 dagen geleden

    Outstanding Work.

  16. Xavier Quintanilla
    Xavier Quintanilla
    2 dagen geleden

    Work on a Honda Accord hybrid

  17. Smart tv
    Smart tv
    3 dagen geleden

    this is very hard to do at home

  18. Despair & Loneliness
    Despair & Loneliness
    3 dagen geleden

    I dont even own a car but if something happens to my parents car ill be sure to fix it myself

  19. Shirobou
    3 dagen geleden

    14:37 OMG Chris ,you did not just say that! I'm shaking and crying right now.

  20. Sim G
    Sim G
    3 dagen geleden

    Chris, thank you!

  21. Krazy Tempz
    Krazy Tempz
    3 dagen geleden

    so were not gonna talk abt how the air cool looks like a little plastic turbo?

  22. Retired in Bali
    Retired in Bali
    3 dagen geleden

    Great video Chris!

  23. Gius3pp3K
    3 dagen geleden

    I think I’d rather pay to get the dealership to do this 🙃

  24. Nathaniel George
    Nathaniel George
    4 dagen geleden

    You have the greatest tips ChrisFix.

  25. Isaac Taylor
    Isaac Taylor
    4 dagen geleden

    Chris, can you update us on the performance of that battery? Has it lasted?

  26. Peanut butter_ Fr1cker
    Peanut butter_ Fr1cker
    4 dagen geleden

    So the back of the Prius is basically a high production lego set ?

  27. Ishika Konar
    Ishika Konar
    4 dagen geleden

    I like Toyota Prius if it fwd I try to make a fwd drift car because in a channel Oliver amon who drift a fwd 1999 suzuki swif

  28. Kurmit007
    4 dagen geleden

    Hell yeah Orange County baby

  29. MadMack
    4 dagen geleden

    I'd rather just not buy a prius but I love the detail in the videos tho man 🤣🤣keep up the amazing work

  30. Jamie Matthews
    Jamie Matthews
    4 dagen geleden

    Note to self, never buy a Prius

  31. Richard Phan
    Richard Phan
    4 dagen geleden

    The charge $125 just to plug in a scan tool and tell you what you already know?

  32. salt pepper
    salt pepper
    4 dagen geleden

    i would have went with the cheaper battery option on that 170 K mi car... how long do you think a hi mi prius is gonna last? lol

  33. salt pepper
    salt pepper
    4 dagen geleden

    thats not the only extremely expensive thing that goes bad on those

  34. Harriz2005
    5 dagen geleden

    I am amazed by your videos. I don't have a hybrid car but because you are such a great teacher, I like watching your videos and learn just for the sake of learning. Keep up the great work.

  35. Luis Alis
    Luis Alis
    5 dagen geleden

    I don't know how you make a clearer or more educative video of this process. This is magnificent.

  36. Billy Fergus
    Billy Fergus
    5 dagen geleden

    The thing about Chris is that, you can't watch one of his videos without learning something new. Most impressive channel on this platform, in my opinion.

  37. Joe Dennehy
    Joe Dennehy
    5 dagen geleden

    I just love the way this job can be done so simply by anyone with a degree in mechanical engineering and is a Dr of electrical engineering..........

  38. Not at all Tracking Sgt
    Not at all Tracking Sgt
    5 dagen geleden

    So where can you sell the old batteries? If the new one was a rebuilt battery than that means you can sell the old cells for a few extra bucks right?

  39. Trent Cup Series
    Trent Cup Series
    5 dagen geleden


  40. radwan kerallah
    radwan kerallah
    6 dagen geleden

    The amount of nuts and bolts in this video is giving me anxiety

  41. Svend
    6 dagen geleden

    Me learning on school the safety requirements to work on hybride and electric cars. Also following a lesson to have a certificate to work on these type of cars. Chrisfix here doing it without a problem. Just want to let people know that before you do this type of work that i learned that you need to wear safety boots, rubber gloves that don't have a hole in them and your tools need to be isolated tools. These things are for preventing you getting a electric shock. I wouldn't recommend people doing this without any knowledge on high voltage electricity tbh. Rather pay the amount at a mechanic who has a certificate to work on these cars than risking your life. This might of been easy but that doesn't mean other cars are that easy to work on.

  42. Light of Islam
    Light of Islam
    6 dagen geleden

    can you please explain me what is meant by 90 and 50 in pounds

  43. David Shenton
    David Shenton
    6 dagen geleden

    Why have I just watched this video from start to finish when I don't even own a Prius 🤔

  44. anton engman
    anton engman
    6 dagen geleden

    Is it just me or did he put no emphasis on electrical safety? I meen its really easy to short-circuit the batteries with a tool if you are not carefull. Yea you probably won't be harmed but the battery and electronics might. Love the vids btw! Keep up the good work!

  45. Danijel Android
    Danijel Android
    6 dagen geleden

    You can't probably get some money for the old battery.

  46. Fidel Fortaleza
    Fidel Fortaleza
    6 dagen geleden

    Great Video. Great job man

  47. Mondbrille
    7 dagen geleden

    ChrisFix: "I bought the most hated car of the internet" Fiat Multipla: "Am i a joke to you?"

  48. Harkiplyer Gaming
    Harkiplyer Gaming
    7 dagen geleden

    Can u show me how to change a mi e-scooter battery because someone ik needs his mi e-scooter battery replacement

  49. Random Compilations
    Random Compilations
    7 dagen geleden

    I own a 09 prius and an 07 mustang gt, odd choice right?

  50. The Like Button
    The Like Button
    7 dagen geleden


  51. Brazilian green and yellow eye Alexander
    Brazilian green and yellow eye Alexander
    8 dagen geleden

    Now I know why it cost so much to replace alot of work and time involved ,, I use to drive for a limo company that had these cars they showed me the paperwork for replacement of the battery replacement I couldn't believe but I didn't know what they had to do to replace the battery pack

  52. LegendryDrifter
    8 dagen geleden


  53. Rodrigo C
    Rodrigo C
    8 dagen geleden

    Amazing video

  54. Bo
    8 dagen geleden

    Wow, your videography skill may even surpass your mechanical skill.

  55. Tayshaun Emerson
    Tayshaun Emerson
    9 dagen geleden

    When he said “most hated” i went “Ford Explorer”

  56. erepsekahs
    9 dagen geleden

    I am pleased to see it's all so nice and simple. Thx.

  57. Nothing IsReal
    Nothing IsReal
    9 dagen geleden

    Why don't you call car manufacturers and offer them to create these repair videos for their vehicels? That would definitely increase the value of their products.

    1. Nothing IsReal
      Nothing IsReal
      9 dagen geleden

      @David Harvey I know. I never did that. Nothing is going to happen withing the warranty time. And if something happens it is usually excluded from warranty. It's just a big scam.

    2. David Harvey
      David Harvey
      9 dagen geleden

      @Nothing IsReal No they aren't. Not over here. Each manufacturer insists you have your car serviced by their garage to preserve the warranty while charging far more than a non-affiliated garage. It's a complete con, always has been.

    3. Nothing IsReal
      Nothing IsReal
      9 dagen geleden

      @David Harvey But garages and car makers are two distinct businesses. Let's see how long customers will continue to accept this bad habit, that I know exists.

    4. David Harvey
      David Harvey
      9 dagen geleden

      Because garages want you to spend money with them. Car manufacturer's garages usually charge the highest prices. They want these cars to fail, just outside the warranty period.

  58. Jisha Johny
    Jisha Johny
    9 dagen geleden

    im just watching for my own entertainment

  59. LongLive Juice
    LongLive Juice
    9 dagen geleden

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  60. Dirty Leeds
    Dirty Leeds
    9 dagen geleden

    Great video Chris 😀

  61. Samuel Hamel
    Samuel Hamel
    9 dagen geleden

    You must have worked for Toyota

  62. Marcyo137
    9 dagen geleden

    @ChrisFix Not once did he mention in the video that this battery can KILL YOU! I always enjoy your content but I feel it is irresponsible not to educate people about proper safety when handling anything that will power a vehicle. Its not the voltage, but the amperage that will stop your heart.

  63. Samuel Hamel
    Samuel Hamel
    9 dagen geleden

    That battery is strapped in for space launch

  64. JYG
    10 dagen geleden

    Man, I'm sold. I'm buying a Prius lmao. I prefer the 2010-2015 look. This will save me a lot of money in the future.

  65. Chet Barker
    Chet Barker
    10 dagen geleden

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  66. Bob Stone
    Bob Stone
    10 dagen geleden

    Hi Chris, what is that beautiful looking green car parked up behind the Prius?

  67. PS4 Custom Gamer
    PS4 Custom Gamer
    10 dagen geleden

    Seems silly buying a whole battery when each cell can be matched and balanced easily

    1. ChrisFix
      10 dagen geleden

      From what I've seen, when you start getting one or two cells going out, the whole battery is pretty much on it's way out, so I would recommend making the job easier and just replacing the entire battery. If it's brand new and one goes out (highly unlikely but anything is possible) then I would check the overall health, if it's good then you can replace that and balance the battery!

  68. Smitch White
    Smitch White
    10 dagen geleden

    19:00 Me too, I learn a lesson the hard way.

  69. james bruce
    james bruce
    10 dagen geleden

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  70. Cooper Phillips
    Cooper Phillips
    10 dagen geleden

    which one do you suggest: an impact driver or a impact gun? The videos are great!!!

  71. thebigfucker
    11 dagen geleden

    This should be called "How to kill yourself really quickly for a cheap price!" You shouldn't work on a battery in a hybrid when your an amateur because its really high volt and can kill you easily. You need to know what you are doing and have the right safety gear to work on those without killing yourself. And don't take used or refurbished batteries. You don't know what the used one have been through and refurbished ones have a short lifespan. Get a new battery from Toyota and get it installed by a professional or buy a new prius/any hybrid car.

  72. dtom8888
    11 dagen geleden

    Excellent video!

  73. boatman222345
    11 dagen geleden

    I've never cleaned this particular battery cooling fan but I've cleaned many like it. All you really need to do is put a crevice tool on a shop vac and such the crud out. When you've done that switch the hose to the blower outlet and blow air through the fan blades to ensure that any hidden debris gets removed.

  74. DFDalton1962
    11 dagen geleden

    .... Step 337: Remove the transmission gears, flywheel, rear suspension, and floor pan. Make sure to place the 182 screws where you can find them. Step 338....

  75. GoodVibesTV
    11 dagen geleden

    Shit yo imagine being his neighbor that is mad impressive to watch him do all alone

    1. sam pah
      sam pah
      9 dagen geleden

      I wanna know his neighbors too

  76. Buiz
    11 dagen geleden

    "Don't replace one or two cells" RC Hobbyists: "Bet"

  77. g g
    g g
    11 dagen geleden

    It's dangerous to replace a hybrid car battery without the proper knowledge and training, they say it can kill you. Any comments @ChrisFix?

  78. Ludi
    11 dagen geleden

    i was wondering, is there any kind of website you go to for all these little details that help taking apart a car? or do you just play it by ear and operate off of your current knowledge?

  79. Karl VS
    Karl VS
    11 dagen geleden

    Awesome vid as always Chris! Just wondering: At 10:36 is that an Air Filter for this Fan on the Left of the Duct? If it is, should we be cleaning it too? Also, at 20:37 would it be good to give the cleaned bolts a quick rinse to remove the vinegar? Thank you, and have a good one! :-)

  80. PapiSantoe's Simple Reviews S
    PapiSantoe's Simple Reviews S
    12 dagen geleden

    This video made me sweat 😅

  81. Nathaniel Deyo
    Nathaniel Deyo
    12 dagen geleden

    Hey Chris, I have a 2009 Toyota Camry hybrid and I am wondering if it would be a good idea to do maintenance on the battery. So do all of the things you did in this video, except replace the actually battery cells. Your thoughts? Would it be worth the work?

  82. Zyon Ker
    Zyon Ker
    12 dagen geleden

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  83. jordan lazo
    jordan lazo
    12 dagen geleden

    Didn't know this car has a turbo engine

  84. Antplays 33
    Antplays 33
    12 dagen geleden

    Better buy a Prius it comes with a free turbo Chris might wanna keep that car

  85. Tivis7
    12 dagen geleden

    Lmao, I've got one and I hate it (I shouldn't though, 'cause it saves me loads on gas)

  86. Jim M
    Jim M
    12 dagen geleden

    Honestly that cockpit is pretty nice

  87. Truce Feud
    Truce Feud
    12 dagen geleden

    And don't forget to take out that diagnostics tool as the very last thing. XD

  88. itsashyea
    13 dagen geleden

    lets just appreciate how this man is encouraging everyone to work on their cars

    1. Dee Snuts
      Dee Snuts
      2 dagen geleden

      @Mevan A If you don't do it you will never become good at it, that's how getting skillful works, learning comes from mistakes. If people don't do it then the dealership and dishonest mechanic shops that screw over customers on a daily basis win, when you fix or swap something in your car you have that feeling of being good at something and not the feeling of being a walking braindead primate that can only pull out the wallet and accept scummy business practices that nick your hard working money.

      3 dagen geleden

      @Ryan Kelsey I don’t know much about cars, but how would someone shock themselves if the car is off?

    3. itsashyea
      7 dagen geleden

      @Mevan A I'm highly sure if people don't know if they are capable of doing the job they would go to a professional place. So don't you worry about it and enjoy the video

    4. Honda SFX 50 T 1996
      Honda SFX 50 T 1996
      7 dagen geleden

      @Ryan Kelsey the orange plug is a service plug, nothing happens when you work on it with the plug off

    5. Ryan Kelsey
      Ryan Kelsey
      7 dagen geleden

      Engines are one thing, transmissions are another. What I can’t appreciate is encouragement for noobs to potentially shock themselves to work on extremely dangerous hybrid batteries.

  89. Frédéric Furtif
    Frédéric Furtif
    13 dagen geleden

    Thanks a lot for this video. I've a Auris 2009, i'll try to find the documentation for clean the fan :)

  90. Blanco
    13 dagen geleden

    99% of people who watched this: I'm gonna get a HELOC at 4% for 15 years to pay someone 4k to do this for me

  91. bright eyes
    bright eyes
    13 dagen geleden

    i all way's wounded that if the car got it on the side would the battery's blow up or catch fire

  92. Ahmad CC
    Ahmad CC
    13 dagen geleden

    Is the car fully electric?

    1. Soviet Comrade
      Soviet Comrade
      13 dagen geleden


  93. Google Map
    Google Map
    13 dagen geleden

    21:25 You lift the 80 pound battery so easy.

  94. Mekhti Mamedov
    Mekhti Mamedov
    13 dagen geleden

    Hi thank you for video really usefull,can you possible every step photo change battery.Thank you

    1. ChrisFix
      13 dagen geleden

      Yes I can!

    13 dagen geleden


  96. Night - Mare
    Night - Mare
    13 dagen geleden

    Will this pack of battery shipping to Cambodia? and how much should it cost including import tax?

  97. Peter M
    Peter M
    13 dagen geleden

    The nostalgic turtle accordantly rot because word unknowingly lighten unto a nonstop area. well-made, boring millisecond

  98. juan sanchez
    juan sanchez
    13 dagen geleden

    Nothing to said here Just WOW..... THANKS..

  99. Daniel
    14 dagen geleden

    Could you not also sell the bad battery to make even more money ?

  100. daniel iversen
    daniel iversen
    14 dagen geleden

    Idk why people hate the prius. I have friends who don't have money and they buy gas guzzling cars and trucks. I got a 2014 prius c and nothing ever goes wrong and its dirt cheap to drive. Stop caring about what car you have while you stack your money lol