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I just replaced a...

I just replaced a dead battery and everything lights up but when I press the start button nothing happens. The brake pedal doesn't depress much either. Then all the lights on the dashboard stay lit

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?

No. I opened the fuse box area but didn't pull any out and have no clue one to check

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Lexus?

2012 es 350

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your ES yourself? What have you tried so far?

Just replacing the battery. It slowly died over the past two days. I took it out and had it checked and it had no charge at all. I couldn't even jump start it. Now the battery is not the problem and I suspect I'll be getting it towed to a dealer

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Lexus
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Lexus Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** welcome to just answers! I will be assisting you with all of your vehicle questions today. Give me one moment while I review your question and come back with a answer. Please be aware I do not know your skill level or abilities so I will be asking a lot of questions and in a lot of cases we will respond to each other quite a lot before we find a solution. As far as phone calls are concerned that is the system prompting you, not me, and they do cost more money, I prefer text but in some cases a phone call is required. If I don’t answer right away or quickly in conversation I am helping another customer or have stepped out for a moment and will respond as soon as I can. Ok lets get started!

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Lexus Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

are you able to move the battery cables at all? and when you installed the cables and pulled them off in what order did you do that

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I removed then neg cable first from the dead battery and replaced the negative terminal first on the new battery
Lexus Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

you may have blown a fuse you always want to go back positive the negative, I would check your fuses do you have a volt meter or test light for testing?

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Lexus Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

hows it coming?

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