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    Hello Prado Brothers,


    My vehicle has just been deep cleaned.

    Carpets were a little bit damp when we put them back into the vehicle.

    When my wife drove the car for the first time, all the lights went on and off on, including the radio, etc.

    It was like a circus show on the dashboard.

    We installed a brand new battery. We also installed a new 7.5V fuse for the alternator after watching a Youtube video.

    The vehicle ran for about one week, then it completely stalled, and when it wouldn't start I jumped it and drove it home.

    It is now dead in the driveway.

    What is the issue?

    Please help!

    Thanks,

  • #2
    Sounds like they were a bit more than damp and youve likely given some plugs and ECU a bath..

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    • #3
      I have two questions for you please.... How deep was the water and how long were you stuck in it for?
      2005 120 series V6 Grande, 2 inch susp lift (King/EFS combo), 32 inch MT’s, Safari Snorkel, rear diff lock, breathers, Light Force spotlights, UHF, dual batteries.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Brett1979 View Post
        I have two questions for you please.... How deep was the water and how long were you stuck in it for?
        This actually makes total sense..

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        • #5
          Hey Brothers,

          When I say it was deep cleaned...I mean everything was removed(including the seats, carpets) and thoroughly washed.

          My mechanic came by...

          He said it is the alternator.

          He took it out, and called me a few hours later, and said the rectifier was dead.

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          • #6
            There ya go. To be honest until now I had never heard of that term for removing the interior for cleaning purposes. I had never heard of anyone ever doing that unless they drowned their car in a deep muddy bog hole. I guess when you clean your car you do it more thoroughly than 99.9% of others. I find that fascinating because that would be a big job. I stripped my previous 90 series because I’m (slowly but surely) converting it into a sealed off-roading trailer. It would’ve been daunting to have gone through the process of putting the carpet, seats & plastic moulds that help pin the carpet down back in it. All good man.
            2005 120 series V6 Grande, 2 inch susp lift (King/EFS combo), 32 inch MT’s, Safari Snorkel, rear diff lock, breathers, Light Force spotlights, UHF, dual batteries.

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