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Was turning slowly, then not turning at all, on a five

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Hi. Was turning slowly, then not turning at all, on a five year-old battery. I replaced the battery. Still no joy, and the negative (ground) terminal was pretty shaggy, so I replaced that.
JA: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?
Customer: New battery shows 12.55 volts.
JA: What is the model of your '12 Toyota?
Customer: 2004 Every electrical widget aboard seems to work, but there's only a very soft (relay?) click when the key is turned.
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Haven't located the fuse box yet, but I've replaced the battery and the ground terminal. Have also tried resetting alarm by locking and unlocking with the key fob.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Lights, radio, and power door locks all function.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 9 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner till early morning.

Can I get the year, make, model, and engine?

Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 9 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

  1. I have to assume you were not pleased with my help, because you have not replied or rated the post.
  2. What would you like to do regarding your question now?
  3. Do you still need help? Please reply I want you to get equal to or more than what you paid for.
  4. This post is coming up on the 7 day mark where it times out. That can prevent me from being able to post answers to your replies.

Thanks Chris