Question about 2004 Toyota RAV4
after I had left the interior light on in my Toyota RAV 4, the next morning the battery was empty. I exchanged it for a completely new one, but after the battery change only parts of the electronics are working: all lights are working, but oddly enough, the electronic door key, horn, radio and A/C won't work and the engine won't start. The engine turns at normal speed, but I can't start the car. Have treid all advice given in manual - nothing helps... :-(
May sound like a dumb question but you didnt by chance hook up the battery or jumpstart the car with polarity reversed by accident at some point during this process? i would check all the underhood main fuses and interior fuses as well, what is the condition of the battery post clamps? if they are badly corroded be sure to clean them very well and wash them with a baking soda and water solution im thinking one of the cables or smaller wires that hook up at the battery is broken or possibly some freak accident happend and the computers need to be flashed at a dealer. either way i wish you luck please rate -jeff
Posted on Sep 01, 2008
Try EFI fuse under bonnet fuse box.
Posted on Mar 03, 2011
There are two possibilities from what I believe.
The main computer must be fully re-set.
The main computer or some other critical module may have been damaged.
You can buy or find a copy of the shop service manual and see how to do a full reset for the main computer, or have the car brought to the dealer to have it serviced.
After the computer is re-set and if the engine starts, it would be wise to take the car to the dealer and have a diagnostics done.
Letting a battery go down to zero on any of these types of automobiles is not a good idea. There can be problems afterwords.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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