Question about 1998 Toyota Corolla
As it turned out the battery in my 1998 toyota corolla went bad. In the process of testing the problem I had taken the battery out from my toyota truck and put it the same way into the toyota not realizing that the terminals on the batteries were opposite. Hooked it up and the neg term was sparking. I didn't even realize right away what was going on until it stopped sparking and apparently caused a short. When I put a new battery in I discovered that the car will start up and run, but there's no power to any of the accessories such as power windows, locks, radio, turn signals. I think only the headlights turn on. I checked all the fuses, one 15 amp fuse which was bad I replaced, but that didn't fix the issue. Somebody mentioned to me about the relays, but other than that I have no idea what the problem is...any ideas ? thanks,
I believe the reason the lights would still work is due to the fact a light bulb doesn't discriminate about polarity. It would be fair to say you have fried relays in your car. These should be located in something that looks like a fuse box in your engine bay. Some may also be in your fusebox. Hope this helps and good luck.
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