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Master Geek

# 123296 2-Jul-2013 16:37
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Had a brain fart Yesterday, left my lights on and the battery went flat in my (JDM) 2006 Toyota Avensis. Normally there would be warning chime but didn't seem to register in my mind that day somehow. Anyway, Got a jump start from a workmate in the afternoon and was on my way home. I took the battery out and recharged it overnight to top it up.

In the morning, put the battery back in and started my car and drove to work as per normal and it appears to be starting first time each time okay so far today. However every time I park and turn off the motor, there is a periodic beeping sound (Similar to an old Casio watch sound) every 5 seconds coming from around under the dash / steering wheel and it doesn't go away. Turn the ignition into the On position and the beeping will disappear. it doesn't sound like the normal warning chimes for leaving the lights on or leaving the keys in the ingntion while door is open. There's no warning lights illuminated on the dash once the engine is started.

Even with the keys out of the ignition, everything turned off, doors are all shut, the beeping remains and doesn't appear to ever stop.

Does anyone know what this is and what is it trying to notify me of? if it's a battery fault? Cheers

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Uber Geek

  # 848328 2-Jul-2013 16:56
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Is the remote central locking working properly?
If not, the sound may be telling you that you need to reprogram the remote central locking system, there's usually some obscure system of inserting and removing the key, opening the door several times (don't try and guess it - google it).

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  # 848330 2-Jul-2013 16:59
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Does the stereo need a security code entered or something?


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  # 848337 2-Jul-2013 17:05
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I think it could be the stereo. Maybe a security setting in it, as an anti theft thing.

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  # 848364 2-Jul-2013 17:42
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Left the lights on?

Sounds like maybe a security feature of the stereo perhaps, that needs to be reset after a complete power failure?

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  # 848414 2-Jul-2013 21:15
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I googled your problem with toyota and dead battery, and yahoo answers also said it is probably the radio. You may need to take it into a toyota dealer, as they should have all the codes you need. I had this problem with a ford, that needed a code entering into the radio after a dead battery.

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Master Geek

  # 848449 2-Jul-2013 23:04
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Thanks for everyone replies.

I though the radio as well, but recalled I had the radio on and operational for most of that time (Did a search prior using several different search engines but have to admit, didn't have much luck with finding answers that I felt were related).

Anyway, the problem it seems has strangely gone away upon driving in to town after work. No more beeping after I turned the engine off. Came back home and still no more beeping, so presumably what ever it was has settle down. The only thing I recall doing differently was playing with the heater. For some reason, after turning it on, it was blowing cold air when it was set to 25 degrees (that was after the engine had already warmed up). turned it off and on again and it came right (seems unlikely to be the culprit though).

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  # 848541 3-Jul-2013 08:57
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Must have been an IT problem, if turning it off and back on again 'fixed' it...


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  # 848542 3-Jul-2013 08:59
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Jaxson: Must have been an IT problem, if turning it off and back on again 'fixed' it...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned a master filter yet?

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