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#66 of 103 2010electrical issues
Jun 09, 2011 (6:07 am)
we have a 2010 sienna purchased 11-09 brand new 2 months agothe power door locks on drivers door quit, now we have a dead battery,my wife jumped it from our other car let it run for 20 mins charging came back home last nite and it was dead again, it has 38000 miles on it dealer said it is battery,i should not have to replace a battery at 38000 miles so much for toyota reliabilty i am going back to gm , has anyone else had a battery issue
#67 of 103 Re: My problem solved! [install4you]
Jun 19, 2011 (4:36 pm)
Can you please detail the steps to remove the fuse block? I am having exactly the same problem with my 99 Sienna. I have removed the knee bolster and can see the fuse block, but am not sure how to remove the fuse block to access the relay integration attached at the back of the fuse block.
#68 of 103 Re: 2010electrical issues [batavia02]
Jun 19, 2011 (6:13 pm)
In favor of FE newer design batteries are made as light and small as reasonably possible, so 38,000 miles of service might be as expected. Also depends largely on the number and depth of charge/discharge cycles.
New battery is ~$80 at Costco.
#69 of 103 Re: my headlights wont turn on [regina92]
Jul 27, 2011 (8:01 am)
A couple of weeks ago my dash light went off but headlights etc were on. Now - thanks to a fuse the dash lights are on. Now the headlights won't come on. two relays next to battery were changes, fuses checked - ok headlamps replaced - ok but no lights. Is thre another resistor to check yet
#70 of 103 2007 Sienna XLE instrument cluster
Aug 02, 2011 (5:39 am)
The lights on the cluster do not work correctly with the headlight switch in the auto position. The speedometer pointer lights up firts and the background lights up slowly and stays on for about two seconds then goes off. Sometimes with the headlight switch in the manual on position the backlight on the cluster is on-sometimes not. Is this likely a problem on the cluster board or a problem with the headlight switch?
#71 of 103 Resolved 2007 Sienna dash issue
Aug 04, 2011 (5:48 am)
The trip odometer is also a dimmer for the instrument cluster. I was surprised that the dash lights came full on at start then dimmed. Works fine now.
#72 of 103 2003 sienna not starting (electrical problem)
Sep 02, 2011 (8:25 am)
my 03 sienna stopped a few days ago, i had jump started it. it stopped again yesterday, couldn't jump start it. the lights inside are turning on and off very fast (flickering) and something in the tape players making noise (sounds like it is running). i replaced a 15amp fuse (power outlet), but no change. the battery is less than a year old. any idea what i should do?
#73 of 103 Re: 2003 sienna not starting (electrical problem) [aman2]
Sep 06, 2011 (9:11 am)
Sounds like the alternator is bad - not re-charging the battery.
Once you start it, drive it for a while, to give it time to recharge. Also check to see if the fluid levels in the battery itself are good, and if not, add distilled water.
I topped off the battery on my '07, took a long drive, and a similar issue disappeared completely.
#74 of 103 1-2 minute delay for the radio and air conditioning when start 2004 Sienna
Sep 13, 2011 (10:17 am)
This has happened several times now. We start up the car and everything starts up fine, but our radio and air conditioning doesn't turn on for about a minute or two. We haven't checked the lights or wipers during the delay, but will do so next time. Any ideas as to what could be the problem?
It only happens when the car is started up.
#75 of 103 not your normal start problem?
Oct 25, 2011 (5:58 pm)
1998 toyota sienna, about 220k miles. Intermittently, the van would not start, not crank, no nothing (for the last ~3 mos). Now it's not starting any more at all. Battery is good. Shop says that the starter motor is not getting power, not sure why still investigating... (broken cables?)
Symptoms: Control lights come on when I turn the key, but not the "check engine" light. Also out is the little light circle around the gear you are in (like "P"). Other electrical issues have been creeping up over the years, not sure if related? Driver side power window will sometimes get stuck, have to wait 3-5 minutes and then it will pull all the way up. Light on the speedometer (right side) of dashboard has been out for about 2 years, 12V power connectors (front middle and back on the side of car) will no longer charge reliably, again this is about 2-3 yr old issue, ... The other day I dropped off sth at a friends house, had car idling in driveway and when I shut the tail gate, the motor stuttered and stopped.
It's been a reliable car and I want it back in business! Is this something that a dealer shop needs to look at? Where can I get a wiring diagram? Thanks for your consideration!!!