Last post on Apr 12, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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Toyota Sienna, Electrical, Van
#1 of 2 2005 Toyota Sienna Short in Shifter?
Mar 21, 2010 (4:15 pm)
Everytime I move my shifter from the P position into gear my radio shorts out and my entire heater/ac display fades out, then comes back. Any ideas on how to fix this?
#2 of 2 Toyota 2005 Sienna XLE AWD Random electrical failure
Apr 12, 2010 (6:54 pm)
Completely at random (but every single day), my 2005 Sienna XLE AWD behaves as if the battery is completely dead (no lights, won't crank, remote key doesn't work, etc). I first noticed this when I saw that sometimes that clock would reset to 1:00. Most of the time if I wait for a minute or two the car will start and behave completely normally. On one occasion this does not work and I called AAA for a jump.
Took it to my mechanic (non-dealer) and we decided to replace the battery (2 years but a cheap generic brand). New battery installed -- problem is exactly the same.
This happens even after a long drive, sometimes first thing in the morning, etc. No discernible pattern.
Seems like a loose contact/short circuit/etc. Any ideas? My mechanic is also stumped.