Issue: After replacing the alternator in my Toyota pickup, no accessories in the cab will work (no indicator or dash lights/clock/buzzing key sound) besides the "charge" or alternator indicator light. The ignition wont engage ether, but headlights work.
Cause: When I removed the old alternator I did not disconnect the ground cable from the battery, however I did disconnect the ground cable before I attempted to install the new alternator. After installing the new alternator I connected the ground cable to the battery and attempted to start the vehicle. When I turned the key to the 'on' position and then to the 'start' position, the above symptoms were produced.
1987 Toyota Pickup, 22RE, 2.4L, 4WD. Factory Turbocharged, 200,064 miles