help! strange electrical problem on SCION tc


Asked by Jan 06, 2009 at 05:08 PM about the Scion tC

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 2004 scion tc.  when i turn the key over some, but not all, electrical components come on (rpm meter,
speedometer, etc go over) but the radio will not turn on and the engine does not turn or turn over at all.  i've
disconnected and reconnected the battery and the problem persists.  a key indicator light stays on as well, flashing after
i turn the car off which i never noticed before the problem started.  

2 Answers


You have a short to power somewhere it sounds like. Or some kind of high resistance either way it won't be fun finding ____________________________ [url=]the machine[/url]


Might be having problems from your ignition switch. Get it replaced

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Electrical power steering 2 answers

    Hey I have a 2015 Scion tC and I am having trouble finding out what is wrong with my power steering. Whenever I would start the car the steering wheel automatically turns left by its self. Whenever...

    2015 Scion tC


    Maintenance & Repair

  • brake squeal 4 answers

    2008 TC, 36k miles, A LOUD squeal from rear brakes first thing in the morning when backing out of my driveway. Did I say LOUD. Had brakes checked and dealers response no visable issues i.e. pads fine ...

    2008 Scion tC Base


    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have a 2008 Scion TC that won't go faster then 75 mph. What could the problem be? 1 answer

    2008 Scion tC Base


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 07 Scion Tc (Automatic) 2 answers

    I just got a 2007 scion tc and my I've been hearing a thumping noise in the front passenger tire when I'm on a bumpy road and it's pretty loud. It also pulls to right when breaking or sometimes takin...

    2007 Scion tC Base Auto


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Where did the pic of the Scion tC RS 1.0 come from? 1 answer

    I just wanted to know where that picture came from...I think it's my car... It's the Scion tC RS 1.0 with the Scion Racing sticker on the side and the door stacks.

    2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe



Search Scion tC Questions

Scion tC Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 60
#2 Phil Likins
Phil Likins
Reputation 40
#2 Heath Niles
Heath Niles
Reputation 40
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Scion FR-S"
47 Great Deals out of 1,621 listings starting at $11,990
Used Honda Civic"
1,122 Great Deals out of 58,107 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Civic Coupe"
336 Great Deals out of 16,293 listings starting at $799
Used Ford Mustang"
717 Great Deals out of 41,256 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,419 Great Deals out of 66,811 listings starting at $1,295
Used Honda Accord"
1,269 Great Deals out of 77,637 listings starting at $1,395
Used Mazda MAZDA3"
451 Great Deals out of 24,636 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda Accord Coupe"
202 Great Deals out of 11,482 listings starting at $1,500
Used Scion xB"
108 Great Deals out of 2,550 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Camry"
1,585 Great Deals out of 98,102 listings starting at $895
Used Infiniti G35"
144 Great Deals out of 3,964 listings starting at $2,499
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
812 Great Deals out of 38,797 listings starting at $2,650
Used Nissan 350Z"
98 Great Deals out of 1,558 listings starting at $2,895
Used Hyundai Genesis Coupe"
83 Great Deals out of 2,761 listings starting at $5,900
Used Dodge Charger"
641 Great Deals out of 29,902 listings starting at $1,995