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Replaced battery - radio not working

I hope you guys can help me out!
2000 Toyota Camry LE V6

Wouldn't start after work Monday, had it jumped off.
Went about 1 mile and the electronics started flickering and the car shut off, had it jumped off.
Went about 3 miles and same thing.
Took the battery out and replaced it.
:::that alarm scared the crap out of me:::

Now the radio doesn't work. No lights showing on the display.
The alarm does work.

What should I do?
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Possibly the anti theft security code needs to be entered? I've never activated the security code on mine so I don't know how it's done.

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^ agree with the fuse being the culprit on the dash lights. But if the car died while running, and more than once, you probably have a bad alternator. Most cars you can take the battery out of while its running and drive away.
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replaced to radio fuse, still nothing.
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A bad voltage regulator or failing alternator could have spiked the electrical and blown the fuse.

Was the radio fuse blown?
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had the alternator checked yesterday, they said it's fine
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the old fuse looked ok to me. I'm no expert but didn't look like anything was messed up on the inside of it
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If the element inside isn't busted then the fuse was fine. Alternators can test fine and still be bad depending on what test they did. It should be tested under load. Is it a stock radio or aftermarket? Aftermarket radios have fuses on the back of them also, not sure about the stock units but I assume they would too. As for the dash lights, that may be a separate fuse from the radio. Did you check all of them?
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Resetting the alarm system:
http://www.ehow.com/how_6526136_rese...ry-change.html

Do you guys think this would do the trick? If the alarm didn't work I would definitely try this. But it's really just the radio.
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I did not check all of the fuses. I'll do that later today.

It is a stock radio
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It may still have a fuse on the back of the head unit. I would check all the related fuses before worrying about any relearn procedure. The reset wouldn't keep your dash lights from working.
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LittleWhiteBubble - when I wrote that the lights were not working I am referring to just the display lights on the radio. All the gauge lights are working fine. You may already understand that, but just wanted to be clear.
So you suggest taking the radio out and checking the back of the unit for a fuse there? I'll try that later today and let you know.
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I don't think there's a fuse on the back, but you probably need to take the radio out to probe the wires anyway.
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I had an idea that it was part of an anti-theft feature and maybe there was a code of some sort to get the radio working again. Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Tried to call the dealership but they just transfer me to someone with voice mail and left a message.
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