Question about 2005 Scion xB
A couple of months ago, when I plugged my cell charger into the cig. lighter outlet, my radio shut off. I unplugged it and the radio started working again. I tried a more expensive cell charger and the same thing happened. Then about a month ago, my elec. side mirrors wouldn't work. I changed out a blown fuse and life went on. Then a scouple of days ago while driving with headlights on, the speedo light and tail and brake lights quit working as well as the side mirrors, but the radio still worked (thought it was on accessory circuit as well???). I changed out the 'tail' and 'accessory" fuses, as they had blown. Today, while driving with headlights on, the mirrors, tail and brake lights and side mirrors stopped working. The fuse labeled as 'tail' had blown. I have made no mods to the car, it is all stock. I wasn't turning, using my signals, using the windows, mirrors, etc. or any other accessory when it blew. Anyway, I get down the road a couple of miles and it blows again! This happens 3 times before I give up and take back roads home because I am out of fuses. Does anyone have any idea what can cause this? I see no exposed wires in the dash. I smell no burning.
Did you check to make sure the fuses are the right rating to begin with. Fuses are rated by amperage and disconnect the circuit or "blow" if there if the circuit is shorted out (+ touches - or vice versa) or a device or circuit draws more amperage than the fuse is rated. Did you buy the vehicle new? If not then there may have been modifications. Does is have the stock radio? Does it have an amp or subwoofer? Driving lights? There is also a fuse block with relays and fusable links under the hood. Refer to the owners manual and verifiy all the components in both fuse blocks are of the correct type and rating. Physically remove and inspect every related fuse and make sure no one has "jumped" a fuse by wrapping it in foil or ataching a solid wire across the connection. If all that works out ok, have the voltage reguator checked as it is regulates a constact rate of power to the car. If is is allowing momentary surges, it is possible that it could exceed the cirucit ratings especiallly on the 10 and 15 amp circuits that most of your accessorys and lighting use; Good Luck.
Posted on Feb 10, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
1st ...that should be covered under 6 year 50k power train warranty from the dealer.
But if your over....you need to unbolt the right side motor mount (on the water pump side) and lift the engine some with a floor jack to get clearance,
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
There are two bolts, one is at the top exactly opposite of the first one you took out. You will not be able to see it, but feel around the head of the starter where it goes into the block and you will feel where it goes.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
I just looked at my '04 xB. It looks very straight forward.
loosen the bolt that holds the alternator to the bracket.
carefully slide the alt to the bottom. (Also be aware of the plug and wires on the alt.They should never hold the weight of the alternator. You dont want them breaking prematurely.)
Pull the belt off, remove the belt from the crank shaft pulley.
Do the reverse, and you will have replaced the belt.
Make sure to check the belt in about a week or so.
New belts will stretch over time. Make sure you keep the tension tight enough to work correctly, but not so tight that the alernator shaft is warped.
I usually place the new belt on both pulleys and give a good "medium" pull on the alt while tightening. Find the middle of the belt and squeeze them together, depending on the type and length of the belt, there should be about 1/4" of flex on both sides.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
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