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2012 Matrix. After jump starting dead battery.... will idle

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2012 Matrix. After jump starting dead battery.... will idle but no acceleration.
JA: How old is the battery? Have you checked the battery gauge on the dash?
Customer: It was a company car with over 280K miles, but I believe the battery was fairly new. The battery does have power after I ran the car for a while after jump start.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: I see the problem may be as simple as replacing a fuse. If so, I could do it if I could locate the proper fuse.
JA: Is there anything else the Toyota Mechanic should be aware of about your Toyota?
Customer: It was running fine until this happened. No other problems.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.

Hello, thanks for posting

Open the large fuse box near the battery, all fuses are marked on the inside on the cover, use this diagram to locate the fuse marked "ETCS" this is the electronic throttle control fuse, put a new fuse in, that should take care of it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That fixed it. Check engine light still on, however. Thanks.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.

Just disconnect the battery negative cable for a minute it should go off.

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