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Don't blow your 120 Alternator fuse!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by brianr, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Mar 12, 2009 at 3:11 PM
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    brianr

    brianr [OP] go shit in your hat

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    This morning I muffed up, and bought the wrong battery... (I see top posts, I figure what the fuck...the terminals are good to go) WRONG +/- sides.

    I contacted the terminals for maybe 2 seconds. BAM, fryed the 120 fuse, a 30, and a 10 amp fuse.

    I cant even describe to you right now how angry I am. I obviosuly went and swapped for the correct battery. then I had to drive to TWO different dealerships to buy the replacement fuses. Now I am fighting with the fuse box, so I can get to the two BOLTS (WTF over!?!?) that hold the 120 in. WHo uses a bolt to hold a fuse in?!?!

    I have been fighitn with the fucking fuse box for over 2 hours now. I cannot get to the bolt that holds these cocksuckers in.

    This is total Bullspit. Who the fuck decided there needs to be 10trillion different fucking batteries?!?

    :frusty::smash::rant::goingcrazy::bananadead::annoyed:
     
  2. Mar 12, 2009 at 3:15 PM
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    neontrail

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  3. Mar 12, 2009 at 3:15 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Hang in there, Buddy. You'll get it. Did any of the info I sent you help?
     
  4. Mar 12, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Until the 120 amp fuse is replaced, you wont be able to know if any other damage was done....:(
     
  5. Mar 12, 2009 at 3:18 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    Bullspit:confused:..............sorry...it just stood out in your rant.:)
     
  6. Mar 12, 2009 at 3:26 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    been there..done that. Hooking up my autometer guages i poppped the big one for lights,horn,starter etc. I was so pissed off at myself/my truck i didnt touch it for 2 days..I drove my old 4runner. When i finally calmed down and gently took the fuses out, they were a stupid $10 for all of them..(every fuse i buy, ill buy 2 or 3 incase im stupid again)
     
  7. Mar 12, 2009 at 3:34 PM
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    bobwilson1977

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    My advice: drink a few beers, watch a movie, or something else. Then come back. Usually you'll figure it out better that way and cool down. I tell you what, it could have been a lot worse. One time I somehow connected the battery backwards in my friend's 63 Corvair I was fixing for him. I fried pretty much ALL the wiring, the alt, voltage regulator, and the relays. ALL of it had to be replaced. Took me all weekend to do it too.
     
  8. Mar 12, 2009 at 3:39 PM
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    camsbored

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    hahaha... x2
     
  9. Mar 12, 2009 at 3:46 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    be glad the fuses did their job....and thanks for the heads up to the rest of us to be careful if we ever try this.
     
  10. Mar 12, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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    AK27

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    sorry to hear about that brian! hope all is ok and the fuses worked!
     
  11. Mar 12, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    brianr

    brianr [OP] go shit in your hat

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    with the help of the neighboor girl, I managed to get both bolts out the new fuse in, and the bolts back in.

    I cut the plastic in the fuse box so i could navigate the wrech in there. I couldnt seperate the inner fuse tray from the case..my fingers are bleeding from prying them apart.


    Time for a fucking beer.
     
  12. Mar 12, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    LOL. X3 I was thinking the same thing

    Glad ya managed to get it all figured out and fixed with a bit of help. Now, go drink a beer and chill for a while.
     
  13. Mar 13, 2009 at 11:01 AM
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    Been there plus. I reversed it on one of my trucks, blew everything out. ECU, alternater, anything electric, you name it and it did not work.
     
  14. Mar 13, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    why'd ya have to replace the battery, seems like your truck is too new for that yet :confused:
     
  15. Mar 13, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    I think it would have been ok to say Bullshit. :D
     
  16. Mar 13, 2009 at 1:06 PM
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    Did something similar with a 91 Camry. I was trying to save money and blew the fuse on the battery cable. I think it was only $12 or so. I was pretty relieved when I got it going.
     
  17. Mar 13, 2009 at 1:46 PM
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    TicTacOma

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    It's all in my head at the moment...
    With all this "blowing" going on, I think it's time to go watch the "back of the head" channel. Besides, it'll keep me from calling someone I really don't like.....
     
  18. Mar 13, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    brianr

    brianr [OP] go shit in your hat

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    Sarah (said neighboor girl) knows my pup wouldnt run away, or need to be found. She is a cool kat, always looking out for me when I am having female drama.

    I did get the fuse replaced with a little cutting of the fuse box. good as new.



    Almost three years on that battery. I was hard on it...

    I'm trying not to swear so much...
     
  19. Mar 13, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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    best of luck!

    "i'll take two of the biggest glasses of whiskey you've ever poured!"
     
  20. Mar 13, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    brianr

    brianr [OP] go shit in your hat

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    thanks man, its hard as fuck not to swear.
     
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