Mechanics

DID I KILL SOMETHING IN MY ELECTRICAL SYSTEM BY LEAVING THE KEY IN THE ON POSITION OVERNIGHT

1991 Toyota Pickup • 140,000 miles

Howde ! My 91 Toyota pickup is having a small problem, or rather I am. I left the key on he other night in the on position, not start. The next morning it started fine but the brake light and battery light are stuck on in the dash. My truck also overheated, and is low on liquids again after topping it off. I haven't checked for hot in the pipe yet, so I don't know if it is my thermostat yet. I am bringing my battery to the store to check for a bad cell. Any ideas as to how much damage I did?
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RoamingAnt
August 26, 2012.



You would need to perform tests to confirm how much damage. Since vehicle is able to start, most probably only the alternator is affected.

KHLow2008
Aug 26, 2012.