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My 2000 Sienna XLE started having key start issues...ignition switch(?)...it would start easily and then sometimes...nothing on turnover..it grew a bit worse but last Saturday...we parked to get lunch it wouldn't shut off, the engine chugged on after taking the key out. It began to smoke as the wires from the negative terminal and the battery terminal, and starter all melted enough to be rather serious. Yesterday , my mechanic pal and I drove to get a new starter, remanufactured , swapped out the Interstate battery and replaced the wire with what looks like a near new battery wire. We have no start, no lights on dash. Still at a dead halt. What's next? Stuck here at home. I greatly appreciate some help on this.