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Gave a jumped to friend now car won't start, No perfectly

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Gave a jumped to friend now car won't start
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: No perfectly fine, dash lights dim on -off w-no key in car
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2000 avalon 6 cyl
JA: Are you fixing your Avalon yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I replaced a 10 amp fuse and it drove for 2 days just to not start on 3 day
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Radio turns on no sound comes out
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Should I take battery cables off an disconnect for 10 min.
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 10 months ago.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Took battery cables off 10 min then back on battery and tried to start no start
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 10 months ago.

Will it at least crank?

Was there a 10 amp fuse that was blown?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Took to mechanic's and he fixed a 10 amp fuse and it drov fine for 2 days then as I turned it off for the night weird the dash a accessories lights on dash wouldn't turn off even after key was out of car.So I thought that wouldn't draw enough battery juice.So next morning car wouldn't start no click.l lights come on and it looks as though it's ready to start but nothing.So I pop hood take 10 amp out and replace w-new one just like mechanic's said to do if it happen again nothing.No click no crank but all lights work and windows and in when you insert puzzled? ?
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 10 months ago.

Which fuse name or number did he he replace? We need to find why that circuit was or is shorted.

Do you own a volt meter and understand wire diagrams? I ask because we need to start testing at the ignition switch to check the input and output voltages there.

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Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 10 months ago.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Got it fixed it was in front accident prior to purchase and they shoved all the wire in a bunch and they had to figure our which wire was shorting ignition system so mechanic's spliced wire and fixed problem although I still don't have radio sound and Heater,
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 9 months ago.

Glad you got it resolved.