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I don't think they are taking advantage of you it just sounds like they don't know what they are doing. The battery or alternator have nothing to do with these lights turning on. When these lights turn on there is a malfunction with the vehicles antilock brake and traction/skid control system. There are quite a few things that are involved and are controlled by the skid control/abs computer, most of the time the repair may be as simple as replacing a speed sensor or other signal input sensor to the computer. In order to get this diagnosed correctly I would recommend that you take it to a Toyota dealer that is capable to connect their diagnostic computer to get the information needed to pinpoint the trouble area or component correctly instead of having someone guess what it may be at your expense, please keep in mind that it may have very well needed the alternator and battery, I have no way of knowing, but unfortunately it was not the real cause of the problem, Best of luck and please feel free to ask me any other questions you may have about this,
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