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(electronics)Quick thought before it goes to the dealer

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by AxelsHumanDad, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. Jul 5, 2015 at 11:43 AM
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    AxelsHumanDad

    AxelsHumanDad [OP] I am Groot

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    Looking for any random ideas I might check out here in the yard-
    2014 Crewmax- random, electrical gremlin since it was new and of course never does it at the dealer.
    Until yesterday it would randomly reboot the radio, randomly reset the time to 3:00pm or 6:00pm, reset the XM to the info channel 1 even though my saved channels are held. Sometimes at the same time my remote was unresponsive. Sometimes I would get 3 or 4 dash lights, usually traction control, air bag and seat belt.
    On the way home last night on cruise control at 60mph the radio blacked out completely, the USB port died, the traction control and air bag lights came on steady and the seat belt light is flashing, I have no interior overhead lights, and remote is unresponsive.
    This morning I unplugged the battery for a good hour and still have the same symptoms. I peeked at the under hood fuse block but didn't notice anything common to each of those items. I should probably leave it alone until it gets to the dealer tomorrow afternoon, but I'm bored...
    Anyone have a suggestion for something simple I could look for?
     
  2. Jul 5, 2015 at 11:54 AM
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    havasubud

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    I would check connections. 1. Positive and negative terminals at battery. 2. Look in the fuse box and there should be a red cable attached to a 10 mm nut. Make sure that is tight. 3. If you can reach it, push on the plug at the back of the alternator and make sure it is snapped in. You might want to unplug it and plug back in. Also make sure that the cable coming from the battery is tight on the alternator as well. Hope this helps. Any aftermarket electrical installs done to the truck? Light bar, amp etc?
     
  3. Jul 5, 2015 at 4:40 PM
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    tibadoe

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    As soon as I got home from the dealer I checked all fuses and electrical connections. To my surprise a few fuses were not pushed in all the way. I have had no electrical problems to date.
     
  4. Jul 5, 2015 at 8:12 PM
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    csuviper

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    Hmm gremlins for sure. Never heard of that much electrical stuff going on. One other member just had lights flashing and dash go out but not radio. Was a problem with the speedo calibrator that connects inline.
     
  5. Jul 5, 2015 at 11:08 PM
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    Paulskie

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    I had a lot of issues with my radio and Bluetooth. After several unsuccessful trips to dealer, I started to document, photo, and video the issues. After a while the whole conversation was changed and i have never heard the phrase: we cannot replicate the issue.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2015 at 3:14 AM
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    AxelsHumanDad

    AxelsHumanDad [OP] I am Groot

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    crap.
    don't tell me that...........
     
  7. Jul 8, 2015 at 3:24 AM
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    AxelsHumanDad

    AxelsHumanDad [OP] I am Groot

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    Ended up being a loose Short Pin fuse under the hood.
    arrrgh. :frusty:
     
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  8. Jul 8, 2015 at 7:47 AM
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    csuviper

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    Oh man. All of that for something so simple. Bummer. Atleast it didn't cost too much.
     
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