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I F*CKED up bad. Need HELP PLEASE.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Handofdoom, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Feb 16, 2012 at 1:30 PM
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    Handofdoom

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    ok so i was doing the fog light mod and I screwed up i cut the green wire on accident but I was able to connect it back together and hook up the new wire for the relay. Anyways it was working fine and today i am in the in and out drive thru and my radio just turns off next thing I know my abs light is on and so is my emergency brake. So when i get home i turn off the truck and try to start it again it doesnt start!! it just clicks over and over again. like the starter isnt working or something. I check the wire and see that it came apart so what I did was remove all the new wire and rebent the relay so it would be like it was stock. I reconnected the green wire really good this time and made sure it wouldnt come undone. truck still wont start just clicks, clicks, clicks, but the radio and everything else seems to be working again but truck wont start!!! need help please. I am a retard!!!!
     
  2. Feb 16, 2012 at 1:32 PM
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    fireturk41

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    check all your fuses
     
  3. Feb 16, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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    bjmoose

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    Disconnect the neg terminal on the battery for 5 minutes and then try again.

    Also, whenever you work on any wiring, always disconnect battery first.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    forana

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    aww man, good luck. This is why I'm so damn scared to mess with anything electrical on my truck...
     
  5. Feb 16, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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    Jerez

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    post a pic of your work...maybe i can figure out what happened...

    also check all ECU fuses because if one goes out...the ECU trips and starts lighting up stuff that is working :p
     
  6. Feb 16, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    I just checked all fuses them seem to be fine. one hade what looked to be burn marks on it but the insides were fine. It seems like it wanted to crank over and then more clicking. I just disconnected the battery i will try again in five minutes.
     
  7. Feb 16, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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    You are assuming one caused the other. Maybe, maybe not. If I just heard about the symptoms I would say your charging system is at fault, and your battery is dead. Do the cable disconnect as suggested. If it's still dead, pull the battery and check it, and/or charge it. If the battery was dead, it's most likely a charging issue. That is sure what it sounds like to me.
     
  8. Feb 16, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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    ^^ This.

    M.A.C.
     
  9. Feb 16, 2012 at 1:51 PM
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    I thought it was the battery too. i just dont have anybody around to give me a jump.
     
  10. Feb 16, 2012 at 1:51 PM
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    modded the F*ck out
    sounds like something shorted out and drained your battery. try charging it after you get everything hooked up again
     
  11. Feb 16, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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    ... ^^^ ... Ditto ... "electrical cooties" ... :confused: ... will get in your truck, if you are not super careful ... :eek:
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  12. Feb 16, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    surely the battery isnt the source. its a 2011. but hell u never know. always cover the basics
     
  13. Feb 16, 2012 at 1:56 PM
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    it could be if something shorted and is slowly draining the battery
     
  14. Feb 16, 2012 at 1:59 PM
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    A jump won't fix anything. If it's dead, your charging system is the reason. You were driving the truck when all this happened so it's not just a run down battery. A jump only works if the charging system is good and the battery is run down.

    Do what I described. Cable pull first, then pull the battery or diconnect both cables to charge it in the truck. I prefer to pull batteries out to charge them just in case it blows. It's just a good practice :D
     
  15. Feb 16, 2012 at 1:59 PM
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    Sounds like you have something shorting out, or a bad ground. Please check and double check everything you touched wiring wise ASAP.
     
  16. Feb 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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    I think you drained the battery. Use a multimeter and test the battery voltage. Just because accessories work doesn't mean that your battery has enough juice to start the truck.
     
  17. Feb 16, 2012 at 2:08 PM
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    He had enough juice to start the truck and he was driving it when it started going down. If the charging system were working and it was just a drained battery, it would have recharged. He could have caused some weird condition, but if the batttery is dead it is either the charging system or a completely shorted (internally) battery (not that likely IMO).
     
  18. Feb 16, 2012 at 2:17 PM
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    TurboGT

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    First, undo everything that you did. Then read these links:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/33318-halp.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/114423-bad-news.html

    and I agree with the battery and charging system.... Pull the battery, charge it up outside of the truck, meter it, and then check it with a meter 30 mins after you charge it... If the voltage isn't the same (or at least very similar), you've got a battery issue.

    If you've got a dmm with an amperage meter in it, you can always hook up the meter to the positive terminal and to the positive clamp (as in an in-line setup) and see if you've got a drain on the system.
     
  19. Feb 16, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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    if that green wire stopped the charging system from getting power back to the batt he could have just been running off the battery, which could be why it is not starting now
     
  20. Feb 16, 2012 at 2:23 PM
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    Sounds like a drained battery to me.
     
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