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Old 01-08-13, 09:11 AM   #1
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Hybrid question:

Has anyone seen the battery graphic FULL? (all bars green).

I've been trying to get that last bar, and can't seem to get a full battery level.

(dragging brake, sport mode then long brake zones, etc... no luck)

I can get it to one bar less than max, but not full.

how do I get it full?

or, Should I even care?


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Old 01-08-13, 11:45 AM   #2
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I was able to get it to the top bar. Don't ask me how or what I did, other than keep the car moving more from the engine, coasting or braking. It didn't stay there too long, so I don't know it it really matters much. Also, I've been on the opposite end where I've exhausted the battery with all the stop and go traffic and the engine kicks in to charge the battery.

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I picked mine up about a little over a week ago and they said it would never show completely full (usually be two bars below the top) nor would it ever show completely empty about 1 bar below the bottom.
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Driving HS,RX,ES all hybrids and I only saw full once on my RX 450h when i drove down hill for over 1 mile. Don't bother about it.
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Thanks!
I'm almost done w/ manual... read somewhere in there, that battery should be full....


btw,
Does any one know how to turn off the seat belt warning beeping? its not an option in the manual...

Can the dealer do that?
going back in on Tuesday.

Edit: To answer my question on the seat belts, they turn off after a few annoying minutes -which is fine.

-On my expedition, its an option.

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Don't worry about the last bar. You will rarely if ever see it fill up and your dealer should have told you that. If you are going to try to fool around in EV mode you want the battery as high as possible as it won't engage at a low charge. My foot just isn't light enough to keep it there for very long.
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Old 01-14-13, 02:25 PM   #7
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Toyota 'and' Lexus have designed the system to not over charge or under charge. By design you shouldn't 'regularly' see the battery bar at the top mark to keep it from harming the battery. Nor will it discharge to the bottom bar for the same reason. Like others, I saw it at the top once, but it was coming off a mountain. I think the braking went to full hydraulic to draw battery power (electric braking system) but it was the only time I saw it and it was quite some time ago. At that point I'm sure the re-gen system turned off.
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