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#143 of 158 Electrical Problem - Battery Discharging??
Apr 15, 2010 (5:45 pm)
In the last 2 months, I have had to jump start my 2007 Avalon three times - keyless ignition. I seem to remember that on all 3 occasions I turned off my car while in drive and not in park. Normally, I turn off the ignition while in park.
On each of these occasions, the battery was drained when I next tried to start the car ---- I had the battery checked at 2 places including a Toyota dealer and each time the technical readout said the battery was fine.
Is it possible that turnoff off the car while in Drive instead of Park could be causing this problem? Anyone else having a similar problem? --- Thanks for all replies.
#144 of 158 Display board and other problems
Jul 01, 2010 (2:53 am)
My Toyota Avalon 2000 xls was totally dead after I parked it on a main road, got it jumpered, did not work. Replaced the battery at a workshop. When the car was received back the remote door key stopped working; the display resets it self to initial setup even if the time date and other functions are set it forgets it when you restart the car. The radio also stopped working even with the engine running it does not come on. Checked the fuses for continuity, they all seem to be good. What could be the problem? Is there a relay that connects power to the radio and the display computer system? Where is that relay, if any? Can someone help before I take it to a dealer? Thanks.
#145 of 158 Re: Display board and other problems [koohejiy]
Aug 26, 2010 (6:02 pm)
I Have a 2000 Toyota Avalon XLS, My car battery has been dying so i went out to jump it one morning every thing was hooked up correct. When i put the pos an neg cables to the battery of the car then the horn honked an i heard a click or pop noise. i quickly took off the cables an checked the car an all the gauges went hay wire. after charging the battery an trying it again now nothing gets power jst the security light. I thought it was the computer until i bypassed some wires to the ignition an all the accessories come on only while bypassed. an the key is loose an lots of play. i took of the box under the ignition an bypassed power to that as well an it works while bypassed to. if itwas a computer i dont think it would do any of that. i think it has to be a fuse or relay. I just have to find it. Can any one help? i have a Toyota mechanic coming over to check an i will post our findings. but if any one can help in the mean time.
#146 of 158 Display board and other problems
Aug 27, 2010 (4:49 am)
Based on my note on this, I had to take the car to the agent shop. They reported to me that the fuse base was damaged the replace it. Now everything is working.
#147 of 158 99 Avalon - multiple systems out
Oct 21, 2010 (8:58 pm)
Have a 99 Avalon, 245k, still drives excellently - great car. Started the car but wouldn't shift out of park. Did the gear shift lock bypass with a screwdriver but noticed that the power mirrors, wipers, gauges, clock, radio, power windows, and auto head lamp out. Curiously, parking and headlights work and the radio will eject cd's. Checked all fuses and relays and are fine. This happened several years ago with the shift lock and changing a fuse fixed it, but now the situation involves more systems. Thinking it could be the integration relay or a loose radio wire. Will check the after market radio connections since that won't cost anything. The integration relay is costly, so I would like to ask if there's any other suggestions that anyone would have. Thanks!
#148 of 158 Battery - Green Eye Failure
Jan 25, 2011 (6:32 pm)
Over the years many members have posted that a "green eye" on the battery top does not guarantee the battery will start the car. But it should start.... we all know a green eye means the battery is fully charged. So it works, right? Wrong !!
This is one more post to confirm what the many have said, "It (the green eye) just means the battery has a certain number of volts." It's true. I replaced the '07 battery yesterday... 47 amps... and an "eye" as green as a golf course. Watch for the warning signs: Slow to start, some lights flicker, dome light dims, over 3 years in service, etc. Mine made it to the dealer, barely.
Thanks to all who have mentioned this in the past. Enjoy the Avalon, great cars..
#149 of 158 Replace Battery
Feb 02, 2011 (7:45 am)
I had a real adventure with my 2006 Limited. Left an interior light on and drained the battery.
When we tried to jump start it, it wouldn't turn over. Found out sometimes you have to wait 15 - 30 minutes for the computer to realize the battery is recharged (my guess, confirmed by a Toyo tech. They're not sure why.) Anyway, do yourself a favor and do what Consumers Reports recommends, replace your battery after four years, just to keep life simple.
One of the best buy batteries is the Wal-Mart one at around $70, and they put it in free. Otherwise, my Toyo dealer only charged about $110, which wasn't too bad.
#150 of 158 2001 avalon keeps blowing cds fuse and will not start, plesase help
Mar 13, 2011 (4:16 am)
hi, in key position 2 everything seems fine but once i go to crank the car the cds fuse blows and i loose all power, car will not start. does anyone know what this fuse controls? does anyone have a wiring diagam or know of any common issues with this? thank you
#151 of 158 Re: 2001 avalon keeps blowing cds fuse and will not start, plesase help [davalon]
Mar 14, 2011 (7:22 am)
Does it start with the fuse removed from the CD?
Sounds like you possibly have a short in your CD circuit.
Electrical problems can be very hard to chase down, and most mechanics won't work on them because it takes so much time and owners get agitated at the cost.
Did you try Googling "Toyota Avalon 2001 wiring diagram"?
If that doesn't work, call the dealer and get an estimate. Maybe it's a known problem to them. Don't turn them loose on it without a firm estimate.
#152 of 158 Re: Electrical Problem - Battery Discharging?? [fraxinus]
Oct 13, 2011 (6:07 am)
Bottom Line: it might be a faulty stereo amplifier
I have 2008 Avalon Limited. I had all the problems you had. My battery kept draining and I went through three batteries, all the while, the dealership insisted it was my fault for not driving the car enough. The last time it happened a few weeks ago I took the car to another dealership who did a more thorough examination. The culprit was a faulty stereo amp that would not shut off when the car was turned off. I had it replaced under warranty.
If I had not had the extended warranty I would have argued the problem started under original warranty, because this issue began before the manufacturers warranty expired. Don't let them blow you off.