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Seems like all the fuses blew out; no turn signals brake

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seems like all the fuses blew out; no turn signals brake lights, radio, car
JA: Have you checked the brake fluid? Have you checked the brake pads?
Customer: no, really?
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2004 rav4
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: we replaced a couple of fuses and the car started, but dangerous to drive...the car isn't's on the other side of town...had no idea the brake fluid could be the culprit
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: fuse for the fuel injection replaced (was burnt out) then car started; but none of the instruments are working-checking those fuses.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 3 months ago.

Hello, thanks for posting

How did this happen? Fuses don't normally just blow for no reason, was there an attempt to jump start it? Did the car just stop running all by itself? Are you with the car now so I can help you check a few things?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
We drove it some place. Parked and when we came out it wouldn't start. Car is not here
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 3 months ago.

Can it be driven to where you are or can you go5t there, mot sure how much help I can be if you don't have access to the car, it does sound like there are some more fuses blown for whatever reason, the best way to check is using a 12 volt test light with the key on, there are more fuses on the iside at the left lower dash that alo need to be looked aT.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I hope to be by the car today or tomorrow. Will text you then
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 3 months ago.

Ok, thanks for the update.

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