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Car is draining battery. New battery was installed two days ago. Battery now dead. Shoulder belt on Driver's side is stuck in the open position. I suspect motor is burned out.

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  • Richard Shirk Apr 04, 2011

    Thank you for that. I appareciate your help.

  • Richard Shirk Apr 04, 2011

    this helped a lot. I am not sure whether the alternator is at fault here either.

  • Richard Shirk Apr 04, 2011

    Thanks a lot. Now then, how does that get fixed and can any shop fix it?

  • Richard Shirk Apr 04, 2011

    Thanks a lot. This car is a gem. Just small stuff that needs to be fixed.

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Hi, your car battery can run down for any of several reasons:


  • You accidentally left the lights on or some other accessory that pulls power from the battery even when the ignition key is off
  • The battery is not being recharged while the vehicle is being driven (you have a charging problem)
  • There is a key off parasitic electrical drain on the battery because a relay is sticking, a module is not shutting down, or there is a shorted diode in the alternator.

When you shuts off the engine and removes the key, most devices in the car shut off or otherwise go into a power-saving mode. Some devices, though, continue to draw a small amount of voltage from the vehicle's battery just like the driver's side shoulder belt that was in open position which i suspect is draining off the battery....

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    Hi, thanks for using FixYa....

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    Tunde Autos Apr 04, 2011

    The alternator can also be at fault but i believe that the shoulder belt on Driver's side that is stuck in the open position is the cause of the problem..

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    You can now accept and rate the solution.....

  • Tunde Autos
    Tunde Autos Apr 04, 2011

    Any auto repair shop or toyota dealer will fix it ...

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