This morning i was again locked out of my 86.
I opened the door with the blade key - alarm goes off - will not respond to either key fob switching the alarm off.
Put both keys inside car and no indication on the dash that the car acknowledges the presence of any key.
Alarm keeps going off - only way to stop it is to relock the car with the blade key.
I phone Toyota - they suggest the battery is flat.
I drove the car 60 miles yesterday - it was good as gold and it was hardly a chilly night compared to some recently. Why would the battery lose that much charge overnight.
Eventually I manage to ignore the alarm long enough to get the bonnet open and disconnect the battery.
It showed 12.38V on my multimeter.
Phoned Toyota again - they reckon 12.38V indicates that the battery is dead.
Toyota: "When did you last use it?"
Me: "Yesterday i did about 60 miles"
Toyota:" How long before that?"
Me: "A couple of days"
Toyota:"Well there you are then"
Toyota:"Your car isn't in daily use"
Toyota:"So you should expect the battery to go flat"
Me:" I should what? I only used it YESTERDAY - how's it gone flat overnight?"
Toyota:"You probably had the heater and radio and lights on yesterday"
Me: "So what?"
Toyota:"So you'll have drained the battery"
Me:" So the car's charging system can't cope with the car's systems in normal use?"
Toyota" All cars are like that"
Me:"Rubbish...I can leave my Mazda for a month with the alarm on, get in it and it'll crank and start first time, every time....I only left the 86 for 1 night"
Fucking useless twats!
In my many years experience cars have even been able to crank at 12.38V - that's normally about 1/2 charged - only when it gets down to <11.9V is a battery normally flat.
So why would it have stopped recognising both key fobs?
Surely 12.38V is ample to keep the security system working?
Toyota suggested I bring the car in for them to have a look at.
How am i supposed to do that when the car has stopped recognising both my key fobs?
They didn't have an answer for that and suggested that wasn't their problem.
So I have left the battery charging all day and hope that once it's back in the car that they key fobs are once more recognised.
The fitted battery is one of the 48Ah batteries - i belive they are now fitted with 65Ah batteries instead.
How might I blag one of these 65Ah batteries?