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Hello and welcome to just answer and allowing me to assist you. sorry to hear of your problem but we may be able to help you. did you check all the fuses by that I mean even the ones under the hood , every one fails to check the high amperes ones as well as any fuse able links.I'm sure if you carefully check the m you will find your problem . no that wouldn't do anything to the starter . I'll send you some links and or pics what to check give me a min.Hope this helps and be more careful next time lol.good luck.
did you have the battery hooked up or disconnected before you cut the wires? does that radio have antitheft protection built in?
this don't make sense , for instance if anything shorting out the radio wires would just blow the radio fuse because it is a litter circuit to short out anything else it would melt wires. also was this radio original and plunged into the harness or was it spliced into the harness? I think you have other issues rather then the radio. try checking the battery connections clean? tight? You didn't answer if that radio had theft deter ant or not ? TRY THIS , TURN YOUR HEAD LIGHTS ON AND TRY TO START THE VEHICLE AND SEE IF THEY DIM OR STAY BRIGHT.
HOPE YOU CHECKED THE FUSES WITH A CIRCUIT TESTER NOT JUST LOOKING AT THEM?
LOL THAT'S OK i WAS BROUGHT UP ON A FARM SO THAT'S WHERE i GOT MY START. Had to fix our own too . any way that puts a hole new perspective on the picture do you want to do the phone thing or continue on here ?
well I was a Toyota master tech since 77 and in the trade for 46 years and a farmer for 30 lol. counting the notches on my pistol lol. any way if you hear a click when trying to start that can be one of two things the relay itself sticking or the solenoid on the starter acting up which at the age and mileage of your vehicle is common. so we can eliminate this . yOU MUST BE GETTING THE IGN SIGNAL TO THE RELAY OR YOU WOULDN'T GET A CLICK SO PULL OUT THE RELAY AND JUMP IT BYPASSING IT IF IT STARTS THEN THE RELAY IS FAULTY , BUT IF IT STILL CLICKS THEN MOST LIKELY THE STARTER SOLENOID.IS THE BATTERY UP AND GOOD ?I believe this is where your problem is and just happens to be a quintessential to your little episode with the radio. So do those tests, procedures and get back with me tomorrow I need my beauty sleep,lol. If that's ok can you do a starter draw test on it if need be? talk tomorrow gn.
here is a test for the relay itself . this is not you axact vehicle but same procedure to check yours. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWbZmi-Wsac to jump the relay or starter with relay removed you have to be careful not to blow the starter or ign fuse. so use a circuit tester to locate the pins you need to bridge. checking the terminals one will be pwered all the time that one is the one you need to bridge to the starter wire. the other one only powers up when you turn ign switch to start not hat one and the other will be a ground circuit not that one you can check for the ground one with the circuit tester attach to body ground and check terminal with ohms or ground tester. Usually the terminals to be jumped are across from one another. so there you go and if it cranks then replace the relay if not it's the starter. one other thing is you can test for voltage at the starter having some one turn to start and using a volt meter there should be power or 12v on the heavy starter cable attached to the starter. disconnect the small connector from the starter solenoid and when you turn the key to start you should have 12v there . you will need someone to turn the key when you do those tests. Hope this gets you going and you are able to do those tests to locate your issue .If you require further assistance I'll be happy to do so. If your happy with my answer please rate it.thank you.
Ok when you jumped the relay the starter turned? also make sure you are getting power to the relay when turning the key on and off there will be a terminal that powers up only when key is in start position. do that and tell me what happens
as previously stated there should be one with power all the time and one that comes on with the key, the relay is what you would call an electrical switch using a low amp circuit to connect a high amp circuit. So now you need to check your fuses inside the cab , ign fuse etc . check them with a test light on both sides of the fuse.
Isn't this fun lol ? ok that's good , now you have to pull the A/C switch out and check for voltage on one side should be constant with ign in on position and when A/C switch is activated should have two terminals with voltage.