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Driving and all my gauges went out. Check engine light and

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Driving and all my gauges went out. Check engine light and ABS light on. No, horn or wipers, turn signal brake lights. Had to manually shift out of park to get it home.
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: Solid warning lights.
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2005 rav4
JA: Are you fixing your RAV4 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: just checked fuses. hoping between my dad and I we can fix it
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I did hit a piece of something in the road last night, but drove it 3 miles this am before everything went out while driving.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 8 months ago.

Hello and welcome to just answer i value your input so I can better help you .Did you check the alt 120 amp fuse and the main fuse in the fuse block under the hood?these are the larger square ones.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Is that one of the ones that has a solid cover and says relay/fuse? There are 5-6 that have a clear cover and they all looked fine.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
the ones we checked had what looked like a 't' on the top.
is there a better way to check them?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I am logging out now have to get up at 530am
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 8 months ago.

You most likely blew the main fuse, this is located on the side of battery in picture below circled in red.This black cover needs to be taken off the relay box on the side of battery and you will see one of the circuit is open, you can either replace the fuse block, or solder the open circuit back to gather.

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