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2005 4 runner V8 a/c started cycling. Added freon and it…

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2005 4 runner V8...

2005 4 runner V8 a/c started cycling. Added freon and it still cycled. Smelled electrical short and now no a/c light or cooling at all.

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?

A/C, center switch, 3 o'clock position.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '05 Toyota?

SR5 FWD

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Probably if practical. Only added freon.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That's it.

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Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 months ago
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Thanks for posting

There is a good chance that the a/c clutch has burned up/shorted out so it will most likely need to be replaced. Check the A/C fuse it may also be blown. Let me know if you have any other questions I can help with.

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Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 months ago

Check the fuse marked IG1 in the fuse panel on the inside left lower dash>

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Replaced the IG1 fuse though it looked to be o.k. How about in the engine compartment fuse box?
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 months ago

The IG1 fuse is the only fuse in the circuit for the magnetic clutch.

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