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2006 Corolla - Won't Start. Possible electrical issues.


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sai.questions
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Jun 4, 2011, 1:17 PM

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  post locked   2006 Corolla - Won't Start. Possible electrical issues.  

Make: Toyota
Model: Corolla
Year: 2006
Engine: 1.8L - 4 CYL

Did not drive for 3 weeks. Dome light might have been on. The battery was drained completely. Jump-start worked twice.

After the first jump-start - I drove around 100 miles - still it would start with a lot of difficulty. Drove back home for 100 miles and parked it for 3 days. (The dome light might still have been on).

The second time, after jump start, I drove 7 miles(20 mins) and turned it off in the shopping lot of a parking lot. Came back and tried to start - the dashboard lights came on, but the car won't start. My friend tried the ignition too many times and drained the batter more - the dash lights dimmed too. Tried jump-start: got a few strong sparks when the negative terminal was being connected to metal part on the engine. The headlights shone bright but the car won't start. Dash lights did not turn on. Next time I tried to jump-start within 5 mins, no lights came on - neither the ones on dashboard nor the headlights. It's been dead since then. Another thing to add - the brake became really hard after this jump-start attempt.

I suspected the battery was absolutely bad and replaced it. (Mistake!) But it still is completely dead after connecting the new battery too. No clicking sound, no lights come on. Could you point me in the right direction? Do you think it would be an electrical/fuse problem? Or do you guys reckon there might be something else wrong?


Hammer Time
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Jun 4, 2011, 2:57 PM

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Check all your connections for battery cables and check all the fuses, including the maxi fuses.



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sai.questions
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Jun 7, 2011, 5:45 PM

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Thanks for the prompt response Hammer-Time.

Here is the progress report:
Looked at the fuse-box and took the help of a friendly non-pro mechanic to get it fixed. He seemed to think I might have crossed the cables when I tried to Jump start because I blew a pretty heavy fuse. Now all the lights work. And I hear a small click while I try to start - but car still won't start. He thinks it might be the started but he doesn't have any time to check soon.

Observations:
The door locks don't work. I tried taking the battery out of door locks and putting it back in. Everything else that depends on the battery works - power windows, head-lights, dash-lights. The battery is brand new, so I don't suspect it is weak. Do you think there might be a problem with the anti-theft system that is preventing the car from starting or the door locks from working?


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Jun 7, 2011, 6:18 PM

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If you did in fact cross the cables, then you could have fried any number of things. There may be another burnt fuse in there.



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sai.questions
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Jun 7, 2011, 7:33 PM

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Sorry for missing that part. The Mechanic said all the fuses in the primary and secondary fuse-boxes checked-out. He was pretty darn sure.

What do you think about starter issues? Do you reckon connection to the starter might have got fried?


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Jun 8, 2011, 3:15 AM

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I doubt it but he can easily test that.



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mmcmcgraw
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Dec 2, 2011, 8:07 AM

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I am having the same issue , did ck the starter and alt both ck out ok , the 100 amp fuse was blown in the engine fuse box. cheked all other fuses not able to locate what else it could be. any help


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Dec 2, 2011, 8:31 AM

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You need to start a new question of your own please.



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