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3 different alternators. No charge from any of them. I have

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3 different alternators. No charge from any of them. I have power on all the wires in the plug and on main hot wire. alternators charge right on a test bench
JA: Have you checked all the fuses? Do you have a wiring diagram?
Customer: Yes
JA: What is the model/year of your Lexus?
Customer: 05 ES330
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: 3 different alternators from 3 different places. One came from lexus
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I don't think so
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Lexus
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 13 days ago.

Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. If 3 alternators are verified good, it is highly likely that your main fuse cartridge is bad. This would be especially possible if 1) the battery was jumped, 2) the battery was jumped backwards, or 3) the ALT main wire touched a ground whilst being changed. I recommend you check the fuse cartridge. If you are not sure where it is, take a photo of your fuse panel under the hood and upload it here. I will point it out for you.

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