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Old 11-25-2012, 08:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Replaced battery & alternator in 08 yaris still not working

I just recently replaced my alternator and battery in my 08 Toyota yaris and it's still not holding a charge. My blinkers, radio, and heating and air won't come on , also my wheel is hard to turn and in order to shift gears I have to push down the white button near the shift stick. I'm so confused as to what else could be going wrong and my mechanic can't seem to figure things out my last resort is the dealership but I'm thinking that would be expensive if anyone has any suggestions please reply thank you.

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Old 11-25-2012, 04:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Idk much about this stuff but do you think it could be a bad fuse or short?? It might be shorting the alternator or battery??? That's really bizzare.
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hmmm, check the alternator fuse it's suppose to be near the air box. 100 amp fuse or something like that.

I'd also check the grounding wires that ground the alternator ... It could be loose or damaged. It's called a grounding strap. Check the ground on the battery make sure it's ok.

Other than that... you could take it to someone that know how to check the wiring since I'm sure it's something that is loose or broken. You need to trace the main wires that run from the alternator to the battery.
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So your new battery is dead again? When it was fresh, were all those electrical components working including the power steering? If it's a yes, go with ericilp's advice.

Sounds like the car was taking juice purely from the battery. Check the alternator to make sure it's doing its job even if it's new. Then start with tracing the wires from the alternator towards the car checking any grounds and fuses as you go.
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Yes, the guy above me is correct. The battery has a protection fuse. Its either on the positive battery terminal (your lucky) or its in the fuse box which requires you to disassemble, its not hard but not for the inexperienced. When i worked at Toyota they were only 10$ and always in stock.
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