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electrical problem(s)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by broken taco, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Dec 30, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    broken taco

    broken taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i went to my friends house out and the desert and drove my truck. i didn't jump it and i feel like i didnt push it too hard. (i was up there for 3 days with alot of driving) (and i have taken my truck out offroading alot before )

    i had electrical problems. (fixed them finally)

    My radio doesnt works. It shut down when i was driving on a flat part of the road. i didnt hit like a huge bump or dip when it turned off.

    The dome light wont turn on and the bulb is still good.

    When i hit the lock button on my key my truck beeps and flashes the parking lights like it used to but my doors dont lock anymore. The alarm still goes off though.

    the odometer resets trip A and B everytime i turn my car off.
    WOW I FEEL STUPID. I THOUGHT I CHECKED ALL THE FUSES..... BUT I DIDNT. I RECHECKED THEM LIKE hayabusa3303 SAID AND THE DOME LIGHT FUSE WAS BLOWN. I FIXED IT AND EVERYTHING WORKED AGAIN. THAT IS UNTIL I HIT A BUMP AND IT BLEW AGAIN. NOW EVERY TIME I PUT A FUSE IN IT BLOWS EVEN IF THE CAR IS OFF. AND IF IT DOESNT BLOW IMMEDIATLY, IT WILL WHEN I HIT A BUMP IN THE ROAD. IM GUESING THAT MEANS THERES A WIRE LOOSE SOMEWHERE. WHAT DO YOU THINK

    I will try to put up some pictures later once i get them from my friend. i think the only pictures are of when i got stuck going up a huge gravel hill.

    I also ripped off and cracked my underglow which i dont really care about. and i was backing up down a skinny canyon thing because it ended and i couldn't turn around and turned to much and scraped the powder coating or my front bumper.
     
  2. Dec 30, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    StAndrew

    StAndrew Wait for it...

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    Sounds like there's a ground somewhere. These can be a pita to find. It can be pretty much anything, anywhere. Look for degraded, melted, stripped wires (in an 2002, most of your wires will look shitty). Start off with after market installations such as alarm systems, lights, etc... Also check your battery charge. If there's a ground it will drain the battery.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Dec 30, 2011 at 7:20 PM
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    hayabusa3303

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    recheck all your fuses under the hood also.

    With radio out and your trip dash acting screwy sounds like you have a fuse out.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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    broken taco

    broken taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. hopefully i will find it. and hopefully i will find it quickly.
     
  5. Dec 30, 2011 at 11:01 PM
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    broken taco

    broken taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i checked the fuses under the hood but i will check them again. hopefully its just a fuse but i bet it will be a ground like StAndrew said.
     
  6. Dec 30, 2011 at 11:07 PM
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    broken taco

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    i got stuck in a huge gravel pit. i was acouple feet from the top but didnt make it. then i went to back down like i have done before but my truck wanted to turn and i was crawling down slow enough where i wouldn't tip if i turned so i let my truck turn and i didnt see the little drop off. oops :eek:

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