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1999 LExus start up problem

We have prplaced the battery, alternator, and all the connections are new. It will not crank after sitting overnight....and when it does... center console lights, like the clock can not be seen when idling...but reappear when in motion...any ideas????? Jumps off immediately...we had battery tested, and alternator good???

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  • nursedenisej Dec 11, 2008

    We are going to check that...but it's weird how it cranks right up when jumped you know of any fuses I should check??



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It could be a problem with the starter motor.

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