Toyota Forerunner ignition beeping

Penny Pearson

Asked by Aug 10, 2016 at 07:37 PM about the 1999 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV

Question type: General

I have a '99 Toyota Forerunner, very high miles. And yesterday I had
something really weird happen. First, it would not start -- when I turned the
key, absolutely *nothing* (no clicking, no sounds at all). I turned off any
electronics and tried again -- THIS time when I put the key IN the ignition,
the door-open chime/bell started. Diing diing diing... but no doors were
I checked the fuses, and tried again. The second attempt produced the
same when I inserted the key, but when I turned it to the ON position, I got
a very rapid beeping!  But no start!  I could find nothing in the owners
manual - I was thinking it was some kind of warning signal of some kind.

Ultimately got a jump and went home. Checked the alternator: Good;
Checked the battery: Good. Attached a diagnostic tool; No codes.  What

The car started fine in the morning, and I went out and started it up with no
problems just a few minutes ago. I can only hope it will start up again when
I need to go home.

But I hate mysteries when it comes to my car! Any ideas from the

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