Last post on Feb 10, 2013 at 8:39 PM
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Toyota 4Runner, Electrical, SUV
#39 of 48 Re: '95 4Runner- keeps killing the battery [alright1114]
Jun 25, 2011 (2:47 pm)
I have an 88 and am having the same problem, you have any answers yet??
#41 of 48 Weird Alternator
Feb 13, 2012 (9:40 pm)
My 94' 4runner has an issue. I was driving along at night when all the dash lights came on. The rear antilock, brake, battery. Everything. Altornator stopped keeping the battery charged and I noticed the headlights getting dim. The battery gauge showed that it was low. The runner started bogging down, the tac dropped to zero, few seconds later the car died altogether. Battery was dead. My friend jumped me and I drove a few miles with no accessories running to save power. Then it all happened again. He jumped me again and we let the battery charge, drove a few miles then it all died again! Did this a few times in order to get it home. Unsure what was wrong I called a friend. He said to take the main wire going to the alternator off while the vehicle was running. So after removing the nut holding it on, then while trying removing the whire the headlights got brighter! I left it where it was at and let it idle for a bit. The battery didn't seem to loose any power. Then when I tightened the nut back down it went back to draining the batter. Is it just a connection problem? The alternator was also really hot after being ran for only 20 minutes. No idea what this all means...
#42 of 48 Re: Weird Alternator [tdbabajan]
by kyfdx HOST
Feb 14, 2012 (5:25 am)
Sounds like you need a new alternator..
Mar 26, 2012 (12:54 pm)
When I turn on the headlights the green "D" light goes off and the orange "R" light comes on and it's like it goes into neutral. The car slows down and the tac goes up. Turn the lights off and it's normal again? Any ideas?
#44 of 48 Re: ruger17 [ruger17]
Jul 03, 2012 (2:10 pm)
I have the same exact issue with my 2000 limited, but it only happens with high beams on mine. The code being thrown is for neutral safety switch, not sure what that has to do with headlights though. If you find out anymore on the issue please let me know this problem is kicking my ass.
#45 of 48 Electrical issue
Jul 21, 2012 (9:21 am)
My seat belt light is working backwards, the speedometer, tachometer, odometer are not working. the radio and A/C are working fine. This all started after I got my vehicle back form the repair shop after being rear-ended last month. What is going on? The repair shop can't figure it out and the dealer did a "health check" and the computer said nothing was wrong! Can anyone help?
#46 of 48 Re: ruger17 [dougsupra]
Jan 22, 2013 (8:11 pm)
I drive a 2000 4runner sr5 and my symptoms are exactly the same as the ones you mentioned. I've taken it two shops for opinions. The first one said it popped for neutral safety switch. Then I took it to a Toyota dealership and they are telling me that I need a new ECA and wiring harness to the tune of $4500+. Please tell me you found a way to fix your car without replacing everything. Any help would be greatly appreciated. -Zach
#48 of 48 Four runner electrical Issues
Feb 10, 2013 (8:39 pm)
I have a four runner in which I replaced the battery, rebuilt the alternator. When I use turn signal radio goes off yet signal works. My battery gage drops. After it runs a while if I shut it off needs jump to restart. Starts immediatly with a jump. Any and all input is welcome.