In this guide, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to charge a dead Toyota car battery. 

What you will need

Procedure

How to charge a dead Toyota car battery: 

  1. 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

     

  2. Pull the hood release under the dashboard and open the hood. Toyota Rav4 2013 hood leverToyota Highlander 2008 hood lever
  3. Locate the battery in the engine bay. If the battery has a plastic cover on top, remove it. how to charge dead toyota battery

     

  4. Connect the red clamp from your charger to the positive (+) battery terminal. Toyota Sienna 2011 charging batteryToyota Rav4 2013 positive battery terminal
  5. Connect the black clamp from your charger to the frame, ground point, engine block. Do not connect it directly to the negative battery terminal.  Toyota Sienna 2011 grounding the chargerToyota Sienna 2011 charging battery black terminal
  6. Set charger to 12-volt setting and ampere rating between 2A and 16A. The higher the ampere rating the faster your Toyota battery is going to charge. 
  7. Plug your battery charger to a wall outlet.

Monitor the battery housing temperature. Disconnect 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. 

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