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I was jump starting with my 2008 tundra there was and arc

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and the tundra shut down...
I was jump starting with my 2008 tundra there was and arc and the tundra shut down completely. No electrical. This happened before and I think I had to disconnect the battery and reconnect. Is that right?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Is your estimate of 8 minutes within one or two hours?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I attached the cable and tried to start is and it went click and then nothing.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok, you obviously have other things to attend to. I will be waiting for your call, or whatever.
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Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. SOrry for the delay. Id the truck available for a quick visual inspection?> you will need a strong flashlight

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
What do you need?
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 2 years ago

Please go out to the vehicle and raise the hood. Open the fuse panel and look for square plastic boxes with clear plastic 'windows' on top of them. Look thru the window. Down in the bottom of the cartridge you will see a small wire. Look to see if any of the small wires are separated in the center

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
You meen check the fuses. OK
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 2 years ago

yes. especially the one marked ALT on the label of the fuse panel;

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The system did not process your request.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Where are you? The four large windows are showing nothing. Nothing that has alt on it is blown.
Is there supposed to be something down in the windows?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hey look. I am on 100% va disability for PTSD and this waiting crap is driving me nuts. Much more of this and I may blow. PLEASE help me!
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It is 6:05 my time. If I don't hear from you by 6:10 screw it I am outta here.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Right now the star rating is -1.
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 2 years ago

I am very sorry, your request for a phone call is not passing thru the system; it says "payment failed".

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Maybe I screwed up. Can you help me? I am slow as molasess on my cel and the truck is outside.
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 2 years ago

You have a blown fuse in the fuse panel under the hood. There is a line of fuses in the fuse panel to the right and down from 15 relay possibilitiesd.

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Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 2 years ago

The strip of fuses at the lower right corner of the panel most likely has a open circuit. This is common if the battery is hooked up backwards

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I re-entered my credit card info. I will go out and recheck.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The battery never came out of the car or was disconnected. I grew up in a garage so I know better.
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 2 years ago

Jump starting it can spike the same fuse and cause it to pop

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
All 15 amp fuses and above are ok. When I put the battery cable on and the door is open the open door lite flashes. When I turn the ignition on, not start, a few faint lites flash. When I go to crank there is a click and nothing.
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 2 years ago

Please turn on the headlights and then turn the key to start. Advise if the lights go dim

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Nothing comes on.
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 2 years ago

You either have a bad battery or poor battery connections at the terminals.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The battery terminals were just cleaned and everything was working until the cables arced.
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 2 years ago

If you have no power in the system (ie no headlamps), and the cable arced, this takes us back to the fuses. The fuse you need to look at is not the traditional 15 amp fuses. It is a plastic cartridge with a clear plastic window on the side of the unit. The fuse wires are wavy lines.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Where exactly?
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 2 years ago

I will locate a picture please allow me a few moments

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thanks
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I can
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 2 years ago

Locate the light blue boxes at the bottom left corner. The fuse strip is diagonal from them at the top right corner.

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Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 2 years ago

It is replaced as an assembly, you cannot change the individual fuses.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
looking at the pic you are talking about the 3 blue boxes, lower left.
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 2 years ago

yes. opposite corner/top right is the input fuses. Under a black plastic thing

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
OPK I looked in there only saw one fuse like thing in the far right. There is nothing else under the windows.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It looks like a link with a silver bead in the middle.
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 2 years ago

That is where the main power comes thru. it is not a fuse you can pull out with your fingers. It is bolted in

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
OK then what?
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 2 years ago

I would expect to find it faulty; replace it

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Should I look for something burned like any other fuse?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
What is the name of the fuse?
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 2 years ago

yes. The copper colored wire will be separated

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It is 0 dark 30 here so I will have to check tomorrow. Thanks
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Is there a proper name for this?
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 2 years ago

ok good night I will be back online tomorrow around 15:00 east coast time

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Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 2 years ago

fuse cartridge

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Will they know who to connect me to?
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 2 years ago

Sorry about the delay, we had a power outage for some reason.

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