No power in many parts and gear stick can't be shifted

Tiny
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  • 2000 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
Hi, My car battery was 5 years old and used for 60,000 miles. The car was not driven for many weeks and the battery was dead. After the old battery was replaced with a new one, the car engine can start. However, the gear stick can't be shifted. Also, there is no power in dashboard, cigarette power outlet, radio, power windows, power door locks, AC/heating, interior lights and low beam headlights. But the high beam headlights are working. The fuses in the engine compartment and above my knees are good. I didn't check the fusible links or circuit breakers. I don't know what I should do further. Thank you very much for your help!
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Saturday, October 17th, 2015 AT 8:20 PM

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Tiny
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I would be checking the fusible links first also just double check all battery connections make sure a wire has not been left off by mistake.
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Saturday, October 17th, 2015 AT 9:28 PM
Tiny
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Thank you very much for your help. I will check tomorrow.

Is there "a special scan tool relearn procedure" for Camry and my car has to be sent to a dealership? Someone talked about replacing battery (not specific to Camry) and said:"Disconnecting the battery may also cause other system modules to forget their learned or programmed settings. This includes modules that control the air conditioner, sunroof, power windows, power seats, radio, even some anti-theft or keyless entry systems. Some of these modules may not work properly when the battery is reconnected, or they may remain in standby mode until a special scan tool relearn procedure is performed (which may require a trip to the car dealer for repairs!)." Thanks again!
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Saturday, October 17th, 2015 AT 9:59 PM
Tiny
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Most learned programs are dive related and are re learned after specific drive cycles, removing a battery will not cause what you are experiencing, under normal circumstances anyway, but a scan would not be a bad idea if all connections are ok and fuses and fusible links are ok.
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Saturday, October 17th, 2015 AT 10:24 PM
Tiny
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You are right. I did other repair two years ago and disconnected the battery. I had to do drive cycles specific to Camry to get it ready for inspection. But that was nothing like this time. I have an Innova 3100 CanOBD2 but not sure if it will help here. I will do a scan tomorrow too. Thank you so much again!
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Saturday, October 17th, 2015 AT 10:43 PM
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Ok let me know how you get on.
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Sunday, October 18th, 2015 AT 3:01 AM
Tiny
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Hi Sir, I checked further and found a big black fuse-like part (see the pictures) in the fuse box below the steering wheel. I pulled it out and found a part numbers on it "90980-04066". It's not transparent and can be seen filed with epoxy from the bottom. I found no continuity (no current passing through) between the 2 blades. Toyota calls it "condenser" and several dealers can't tell me what it's and it's a special order item. People in the internet said it's a fuse, circuit breaker, relay, diode, or capacitor. If it's a fuse or circuit breaker, then it's blown. But if it's diode or capacitor, it might be normal and I don't need to order it. Please advice. Thank you very much!
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 AT 9:51 AM
Tiny
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Sorry, I forgot to attach the pictures.
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 AT 9:52 AM
Tiny
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The yellow arrow in the last picture pointing to this big black fuse-like part in the fuse box.
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 AT 9:55 AM
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From what I can find out it is what is called a noise filter, it 's exact function is something that I will have to look into, but I do believe that it will not case the car not to start and I am not sure how to test it, its something that I have never had to deal with before.
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Friday, October 23rd, 2015 AT 3:00 AM
Tiny
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I have went through many internet messages on this condenser 90980-04066 and just found one person said both new and old condensers had no continuity between the two prongs. If true, it is more and more likely to be a circuit breaker opened. Many people talked about a re-settable circuit breaker in Camry 1988 1996 (see the attached pictures), but I can't find it even after the left kick panel was removed. The Hayes Repair Manual for Camry 1997 2001 very briefly talks about circuit breakers, but doesn't show numbers, locations and pictures.
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Friday, October 23rd, 2015 AT 7:10 AM
Tiny
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Please see the pictures from some internet messages on re-settable circuit breaker.
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Friday, October 23rd, 2015 AT 7:12 AM
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Tye re set circuit breaker is quite easly identified with the hole to access the re set function, I believe that Toyota have not used these for a while now, but I could be wrong, what you have identified on the earlier pic is not a circuit breaker, but a noise filter as shown in my pic.
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Friday, October 23rd, 2015 AT 10:07 PM
Tiny
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I am thinking the same, but not for sure. People found their re-settable circuit breaker near that black condenser in the fuse block area behind the left kick panel, and their Camry was built before 1997. Another person also didn't find it in his 1999 Camry. The Hayes Manual for Camry 1997 to 2001 shows details and photos of fuses, cartridge-type fusible links and relays, but only has 3 sentences on circuit breakers without any details and pictures. So many parts without power suggest most likely an opened circuit of a main fuse/relay/circuit breaker, right? Is there any possibility of computer software issue that needs reset by Toyota? Thank you so much for your kind help, time and efforts! Really appreciate.
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Saturday, October 24th, 2015 AT 6:54 AM
Tiny
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I pulled the 30A T-STK fusible link from the fuse/relay box under the hood and found the socket has only ONE prong. All other similar fusible links have two prongs. What is this T-STK for and why only one prong in its socket? I found a Lexus service document showing it has the exact fuse boxes (shapes and locations) and its 30A T-STK is listed as "No circuit". What role does a fusible link with no circuit have?
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Saturday, October 24th, 2015 AT 8:14 AM
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Manufactures will use components in base models or components that are the same to save costs, they will not use the looms or fit electrical systems, but things like fuse boxes and relay boxes can be used on all models but only use what is appropriate on the model in question, you often see this, its just a way they can save costs on production.
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Saturday, October 24th, 2015 AT 5:10 PM
Tiny
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Lexus and Camry share many components. As they have the identical fuse boxes (shapes and locations) and the 30A T-STK fusible link is listed as "No circuit" in Lexus, I assume it's also "no circuit" in Camry and thus only one prong in its socket is normal. But I still don't understand role of "no circuit" fuse.
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Saturday, October 24th, 2015 AT 6:07 PM
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I have not found anything re this looking into Toyota info I have, I can only think that I is just a blank not used on your model and it is designated on circuit so you don't get confused in searching for a problem, you may have to ask Toyota why they do this, personal I would not worry about it, it is a fuse not used so it is not an issue.
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Saturday, October 24th, 2015 AT 6:17 PM
Tiny
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I also guess that 30A T-STK fusible link is for another model and thus may be truly "no circuit" no use in my car. I checked the wire connections inside the fuse boxes, but didn't see anything unusual.
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Saturday, October 24th, 2015 AT 6:37 PM
Tiny
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Probably is, I will try and find more info over the next few days on this.
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Saturday, October 24th, 2015 AT 7:34 PM
Tiny
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Thank you so much for your kind help and taking so much time/efforts!
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Saturday, October 24th, 2015 AT 8:06 PM

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