charge dead toyota car battery

Toyota Charge Dead Car Battery

Is your Toyota battery dead? Learn how to fix the problem by charging the battery using a 12-volt battery charger.

What you will need

  • 12 Volt Battery Charger


How to charge a dead Toyota car battery:

  1. Manually open the driver’s door. Use the metal key blade in your key fob to unlock the driver’s door.
  2. Remove the key from the ignition. Especially if the battery is dead, do not leave the key in the ignition. Charge dead toyota car battery
  3. Pull the hood release under the dashboard and open the hood. Toyota Rav4 2013 hood leverToyota Highlander 2008 hood lever
  4. Locate the battery in the engine bay. If the battery has a plastic cover on top, remove it. how to charge dead toyota battery
  5. Connect the red clamp from your charger to the positive (+) battery terminal. Toyota Sienna 2011 charging batteryToyota Rav4 2013 positive battery terminal
  6. Connect the black clamp from your charger to the frame, ground point, and engine block. Do not connect it directly to the negative battery terminal.  Toyota Sienna 2011 grounding the chargerToyota Sienna 2011 charging battery black terminal
  7. Set charger to 12-volt setting and ampere rating between 2A and 16A. The higher the ampere rating, the faster your Toyota battery will charge.
  8. Plug your battery charger into a wall outlet.

Monitor the battery housing temperature. Disconnect the charger if the battery starts to overheat. Do not leave your Toyota unattended while the battery is charging. Charging a dead Toyota battery can take several hours. Do not leave the vehicle unattended while the battery is charging.

If you find yourself stranded in a remote location with a car that won’t start, there are several methods you can try to jump-start it.

We hope you find the Toyota Charge Dead Car Battery guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Toyota.


  • Rushit Hila • ASE Certified

    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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