Toyota Motors Complaint - 12 Volt battery Replacement
I bought a new 2007 Camry Hybrid with a Hi-voltage battery and a 12 volt battery. When the 12V failed, I found a new Panasonic battery from Toyota is the only one I could buy as it has two small black wires coming out of the top left rear of the battery. These go into a white plastic plug that separates in the center for disconnect when replacing it.
NO ONE will tell me what this plug and wires is for. Is it necessary for the operation of the vehicle, if so, what does it do?
This battery is $300 and carries only a 1 year warranty. I want to know specifically why this battery cannot be replaced by a 12v battery without the two tiny wires. How can Toyota justify $300 for a battery with only a 1 year warranty? A Honda hybrid uses the same 12v battery as their other vehicles, costing about $100.
Again, WHAT IS THIS PLUG AND 2 SMALL WIRES FOR - WHAT DOES IT DO?