Last post on Feb 11, 2013 at 2:59 PM
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Toyota Sienna, Electrical, Lights, Van
#100 of 102 electrical issues and malfunction
Feb 04, 2013 (7:15 pm)
I came across this forum when I was doing a search on issues that I am having with my vehicle. I have a 2006 Sienna with automatic sliding doors. I have been having battery draining issues and dome lights that are on even when the switch at the front is set to OFF. I actually leave that switch to off permanently because I've been through 2 batteries in 2 years due to the battery draining when I didn't realize the dome lights and the running lights were staying on. I pulled the lightbulb out of the running lights so it wouldn't be on all the time.
In November of last year, the sliding doors malfunctioned and injured by 8 year old. The retraction system was not working and it hit her waist/hip, her shoulder, and then hit her face, ending up with a gash above her eye, needing stitches. (I created a blog about it here: http://toyotamalfunction.blogspot.com)
I didn't think that the electrical issues could have been related to the malfunction on the retraction system. Something to consider.
#101 of 102 Re: electrical issues and malfunction [jhoge]
Feb 04, 2013 (7:19 pm)
...and after reading all of the posts here, I went to check the radio. The radio works fine, but the DVD player button won't work. It won't switch to DVD from the radio.
#102 of 102 Re: 2011 Sienna Battery being drained [northbrook4]
Feb 11, 2013 (2:59 pm)
northbrook4 you still here?
My son's van, like your, checked-out "OK" with the dealer AGAIN, but we didn't get any specifics as usual. He's asked for a "file" to be opened with Toyota (a specific process for unresolvable complaints/problems) wherein eventually Toyota will assign some sort of "master mechanic" who will come in, examine every test the dealer's done and dig further into the matter to get it corrected. In the meantime, son and I will be doing our own disagnostics with my new multimeter. We'll keep you posted.