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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Toyota
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Experience:  ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 15 years dealership experience
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All the dash lights click on and off rapidly. Relays

Customer Question

All the dash lights click on and off rapidly. Relays clicking all over the place. Wont' start
JA: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?
Customer: *everything* is blinking together.
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 1997 Toyota Avalon
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Tried jumpstarting - no luck.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: It ran just fine earlier in the day...
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

You may have a wiring, power distribution or cable/connection issue but with these symptoms I would first suspect low battery voltage. Due to variables like jumper cable quality, connections, and the actual failure in the battery a jump start isn't always reliable. If connections are clean and tight then I would recommend having this battery load tested or swap in a known good battery if one is available, or if you have a digital voltmeter we can do a few tests to get a better idea of the battery's actual condition.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That doesn't really tell me much...
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

I gave the starting point for diagnosis. You either need to have the battery load tested or if you have a voltmeter we can do some testing to get a better idea of the battery's actual condition.