1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Battery replacement question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Bernard, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. Aug 27, 2010 at 11:29 PM
    #1
    Bernard

    Bernard [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010
    Member:
    #42351
    Messages:
    16
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bernard
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    2003 Tacoma
    Hiya! I just bought a used 2003 Tacoma extended cab...and the next morning when I tried to start it, I got the dreaded starter solenoid click. I put a trickle charger on the battery for 2 hours, and afterward it started right up. After sitting unmoved in the driveway for four hours, when I tried to start it again, the battery was too weak to start the engine.
    My question is this. If I change the battery, are there security codes for the radio which will need to be input for the radio to work again? The reason I ask is that I had a Honda wagon previously, and it was necessary to do this when the battery was disconnected.
    Thanks in advance for any advice! :)
     
  2. Aug 28, 2010 at 2:21 AM
    #2
    Manlaan

    Manlaan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Member:
    #30054
    Messages:
    1,030
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Greg
    Riverton, Utah
    Vehicle:
    2002 XtraCab SR5 V6 4x4 Black
    See Signature
    Although my factory radio was already replaced by the time I got my truck, in looking through the factory service manual, I dont see anything about an unlock code. Also, in the months that I've been here, I dont ever remember reading about anyone having their radio lock up if the battery is disconnected, so I think you'll be good.
     
  3. Aug 28, 2010 at 6:21 AM
    #3
    Yamaha Dave

    Yamaha Dave Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2010
    Member:
    #34080
    Messages:
    2,664
    Gender:
    Male
    You'll be fine there are no "codes" as you speak of, if anything you'll just loose your preset radio stations.
     
To Top