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Changed alternator started car up let it run mins turned car

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Changed alternator started car up let it run for 30 mins turned car off it wouldn't start again everything lights up on dash when o turn key on but get no sound or headlights
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. As I understand the issue, the car will not start, you do not have any headlamps, but the instrument panel lights up?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 1 year ago.

This sounds to me like you have a defective alternator. Running the car for 30 minutes, and the alternator is not charging the battery will cause the car to 'run' off of the battery. Over time, the battery will discharge.

Expert:  Toyota Service replied 1 year ago.

I would return the alternator the the place you purchased it.

Expert:  Toyota Service replied 1 year ago.

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