Locating OEM-Approved HV Tools: Toyota/Lexus

When researching procedures for disabling a high-voltage (HV) vehicle, you may notice that many of the procedures require the use of specific tools. Some of them are OEM-specific tools or scan tools. Often identifying and locating where to purchase these specific tools can be difficult.

The RTS team is researching how to find these tools to make it easier for technicians performing these procedures. As we research the location of these special tools, we are compiling the information in a series of OEM-specific articles.

Tools and equipment needed are identified in vehicle-specific service manuals. Toyota/Lexus HV tools can be found using the following steps:

  1. Go to techinfo.toyota.com
  2. Click on the link for Special Service Tools (bottom of log in page)
  3. A new window opens
  4. Click Toyota/Scion or Lexus
  5. Once website opens, click HEV Battery Tools (left side of page)

This category provides tools like battery lifts, HV DVOMs, insulated tools, and more.

When disabling Toyota/Lexus high-voltage systems, the use of a scan tool and an HV DVOM may be required. Any tools needed for disabling the high-voltage system are typically specified in the disable procedure.

Always follow OEM procedures when repairing HV vehicles. Make sure to check procedures for the required tools to help ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

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