Dual battery system Prado GXL

Submitted: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 21:47
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I'd like to fit a Piranha DB system to a 2005 auto/petrol Prado GXL. Toyota have conveniently placed a fluid reservoir in the only available space. Where will it fit and what has to be moved. How difficult a job is it?

Phil
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Reply By: Mick - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 23:15

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 23:15
Easiest is to trade up to a TD as there's a spot waiting for a second battery in the diesel!! I think it's because in some countries the TD runs a 24v system but it makes for a very easy dual battery system to be fitted. The previous petrol models were also a problem - there were solutions but it was difficult. Try doing a search of the forum.
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Reply By: muzzgit (WA) - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 23:24

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 23:24
Ask piranha.
Ask ARB, they are fitting them all the time.

You will get an answer straight away
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Reply By: DrewT - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 06:51

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 06:51
I fitted a second bty to exactly the same car you have. Bought a Piranha tray and did the work myself. Yes you do need to move the reservoir slightly & the tray fitting instructions tell you the best position to move it to etc. Very simple. Only (small) drawback is that with the second battery installed you can no longer access the little dust valve on the air intake system
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Reply By: North Coast Bob - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 13:11

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 13:11
Phil,

You need to move the power steering fluid reservoir backwards so the second battery fits in the right hand corner of the engine bay. OL did the work for me and i think they used a fitting kit to relocate the reservoir(made by Toyota?).
Piranha or ARB will also know what to do. (Toyota would not tell me how to do it).

Cheers,

Bob
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