I seem to be having an electrical issue with my 1999 toyota 4runner sr5.
I recently purchased this vehicle and it seemed to have had no major electrical issues. All door locks, windows, horns, bells and whistles worked flawlessly. However, one dreary maryland morning, everything seemed to work at first but then started to fail.
I'm not sure if its related but a few minutes after i turned my fog lights on, i started to smell over heated electrics. Following the smell i found that my power windows/locks were inoperable. When I parked the car at a local park and ride to commute with a coworker of mine, i noticed that the interior lights seemed to be a bit dim. When returning to the toyota, it started just fine. I drove the few miles back to the house and noticed two things. The speedometer was not registering along with the trip (a+b) and the abs light turned on. The power accessories also were still inoperable. Later on I went to check fuses to see if there was anything wrong with them. The 30A power fuse under the dash (near drivers left knee) was blown so i decided to replace that as a starting point (it hasn't blown again). All other fuses seem to be fine. Next, i used the onboard diagnostic port on the drivers side to retrieve codes to fix the abs light. When removing the "short pin" and jumping terminals the abs light only turned off. The abs light never flashed so i could not get a code. Once replacing the short pin and removing the jumper the abs light comes back on. Now, to get the car to run I have to jump it with the help of another car. While its running the car seems to drive fine, mechanically, but when i shut it off the battery drains and will not start. I have checked the voltage at the battery when running and am getting around 14v.
So in short:
--Whats wrong/ doesn't work
-abs light is on
-wont start without jump (dead battery)
--What does work
I work as a commercial electrician so i have a meter but commercial power is very different from the automotive field. I am stuck and need the help of a professional.