2008 Sienna. Replaced the alternator
and 2 batteries in last month and still battery is dead dash lights go dark lights flicker then dies. charge second new battery and all works well for short time then dies again. dont see any dome lights on and turn lights off on stearring column. any suggestions? Can't use it if continues to be an issue
JA: How old is the battery? Have you checked the battery gauge on the dash?
Customer: 2 batteries both new. went ahead and replaced first new battery thinking could be issue as just got new alternator. dash gauges all work well when have power.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No was going to take to a shop so they can run test on current flow. first brought it in as door lock would not work for driver side. Says new actuator would cost 4-$500 to replace so I said no thank you. Pulling out of parking lot when dash went black so pulled back in and said alternator bad so replaced. Also having issues with front left headlight
and replaced as would work then go dead. Jiggle connector then would work.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Toyota Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.