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New (to me) Taco, electrical problems?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TacomaTacoma, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. Jun 23, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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    TacomaTacoma

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    Hey TW! First time posting on the forums here. I just bought a 98 4x4 reg cab Taco a few weeks ago. I love it and couldn't be happier. However, today it started giving me some trouble.. could you please give me some insight?

    Today I went to drive home from my mates place and it seemed as though the battery was dead. No lights, noise or anything. As I opened the door to get jumpers, the door buzzer came back on and then it started fine..no struggle whatsoever. I did notice however that my head unit was off and my trip distance was reset (a bummer because I wanted to check my mileage!). Now I am home and it seems like the battery is dead again but I don't think that is the issue.

    It seems electrical but I dont know much more than that. thanks for any help!
     
  2. Jun 23, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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    Robertgeejr1

    Robertgeejr1 Well-Known Member

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    have you checked to see if both connectors are good and tight on the battery?
     
  3. Jun 23, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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    joemomma22

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    jiggle the positive and negative connectors, make sure your ground is right. i had an almost identical problem on my f150. its all in the connection to the battery.
     
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