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cloe0626, Auto Mechanic
Category: Toyota
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Experience:  was a mechanic in the army for four years and have been working at a dealer ship the past five years
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I broke it..... I think I shorted out something during

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I broke it..... I think I shorted out something during alternator replacement. New alternator not working, won't come out of park, no blinkers, no AC, no radio
JA: Do you have brake lights? Have any trouble codes popped up?
Customer: There is a symbol that says take to Toyota dealership immediately
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2007 tundra 4.7*****
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Checked fuses
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Replacement of alternator
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 1 year ago.

did you unhook the battery when you replaced

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did but I failed to pull back terminal so I would not touch. Cable was laying against post
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm guessing I blew a large fuse ... new alternator not working, ac heater not working, blinkers, ect
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 1 year ago.

have you checked the fuses and relays do you have a test light

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Checked all fuses engine compartment and cab. Volt meter...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ohm'd out and all good
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 1 year ago.

ok then its possible you shorted out either the pcm or the ecm

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That is not what I wanted to hear....Is there not protection for such shorts? I read about 140 amp fuses under or within engine compartment fuse box??
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 1 year ago.

t you said you checked all fuses and relays and the were fine and will there is protection from power surges if the battery is hooked up it can do damage to any of the electronic systems in the vehicle and if all the fuse and relays are fine the next thing to move to is the electric components that control the vehicle