Hi Tacoma World. I have a problem. I have a 1999 SR5 Tacoma with a 3RZ-FE engine and I was installing a new stereo in the truck, so of course I forgot the golden rule of working on trucks electrical systems. Disconnect the battery. Everything was going fine until I pulled one of the two plugs that connect the stereo. I saw the clock come on and then die. The key was not in the ignition. So I finished wiring the stereo not thinking anything was amiss, but when I opened the door the dome light wouldn't come on for anything so I got a little worried. I started up the truck and It started at the first bump of the key to my immense relief, But I then noticed it running rough. It ramps up to about 1000-1100 RPM's and then drops down to 500-600 RPM's and shutters a bit like it want's to die. It doesn't die but it sure doesn't run quite right. It was running great before I whent through this stereo fiasco. The full list of symptoms is as follows:
Dome Light won't come on (I found the fuse burned out But I don't have another one to replace it with until this evening), Stereo Won't work (go figure), engine check light that has been on previously went off, Idle's Rough. Other than that all systems seem to be working fine.
Could this be as simple as some fuses or relays? Or something big like my EMC? Any thoughts on this matter would be thoroughly appreciated. It is my mothers truck and I am leaving in a couple weeks. I do not want to leave my mother with a problem truck.
Thank you for your time