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#2289 of 3858 All brake lights staying on
Jan 03, 2006 (3:24 pm)
I have a couple of questions that I hope someone can answer. I have a 1993 Toyota Corolla 4dr sedan. My problem started a couple of days ago. One of the guys was following me to work and he said he noticed that all of my brake lights were staying on (back window light, and all of the red lights in the rear). This only occurs when the headlights are on. If the headlights are off, the brake lights work normally (all of them only light up when the brakes are depressed). BTW, I have checked the parking brake numerous times and I also assume if it was the parking brake, the brake lights would stay on when the lights were off.
Anyways, now I am noticing that when the lights are on and you depress the brakes, the dashboard lights light up and the radio lights will dim (odd!). I called a mechanic and he said he thought one of the lights might be grounded and thus causing an electrical problem. All of the lights seem to be illuminating. Has anyone else had this problem?
I tried to check the rear brake lights, but I can't seem to get the light case off. I undid the two screws on the light, but I can't seem to pull it out and I can't find anymore screws. Am I missing something? Thanks in advance for any help.
#2290 of 3858 Re: "Maint Req" light was on for my 2005 corolla [smiley7]
Jan 03, 2006 (6:54 pm)
Go to page 114 in the owners manual. No need to go to the dealer for this. The light comes on every 5M miles.
#2291 of 3858 random banging noise
Jan 04, 2006 (5:57 pm)
My daughter bought 1998 Toyota Corolla 8 months ago. It has over 80,000 miles on it. The car has been running just fine until a few weeks ago it started making a random banging noise underneath. She said it also feels that it is losing power. She brought it to a very reliable mechanic and he could not find anything wrong with it. But then mumbled something about it may be the transmission.
Tomorrow she is bringing it to a Toyota dealer for a diagnostic evaluation. Has anyone experienced such a problem with their Corolla or have any ideas as to what it may be. Thank you.
#2292 of 3858 Re: Can i get a little help PLEASE! [curiouslady]
Jan 05, 2006 (11:11 pm)
If you haven't got that starter fixed and need some help I live in So Cal also. I could probably do it for you if you like. You can e-mail me at VinceWood30Yahoo if you still need help with this problem.
Jan 07, 2006 (3:45 pm)
Just purchased a 2006 Corolla S automatic 4 weeks ago. Live in the cold area of the country, Buffalo, NY area noted for extreme cold and freezing temperatures.
There is no idle problem on our new 2006 Corolla S. Starts up and runs smooth each day.
#2295 of 3858 Re: Windshield wiper screams . HELP!! [litch6799]
Jan 08, 2006 (10:44 am)
YES! My wife's 2005 Corolla has had these intermittant "SCREAMS" since it was 3 months old. Seems to happen more in warm weather instead of cold. How can you say it's the windshild wiper? I have brought the car into the dealership and they replaced some kind of airflow parts and after 1 week the problem popped up again. During the cold weather in Chicago for NOV/DEC she didnt hear it. Now today here in Jan, it's a warm day (over 40 degrees) and we were driving over 70 mph and that' all we heard. I recorded the sound and this time Toyota cannot tell me "It's normal air flow sounds". Yep... that's how they insulted my intelligence and simply told me that SREAMING sound is normal!!!!!!
#2296 of 3858 Re: High pitch intermittent noise when driving over 60mph [wildcatcrazy]
Jan 08, 2006 (11:21 am)
The SAME sound/problem is heard on my wife's 2005 Corolla. It is a intermittant "SCREAMING" sound when traveling above 65 mph to can start up to 85 mph. These SCREAMING sounds happened after only having the car 3 months last year. Took car in the summer to dealership and they 1st replaced some kind of "air-flow" parts. After 1 week the sounds happened again. Took the car back and then THOMAS Toyota in Joliet, IL insults my intelligence and they simply now state "it's normal air flow sounds". Can you belive it? You hear SCREAMING sounds and they come back and say it's normal! I just recorded these sounds today and next Friday will be taking the car into the dealerdship where I bought the car (Toyota of Naperville, IL) and they can hear it for themselves. I afraid the bottom line and only cure in the end is not to buy a Toyota car again. Everytime I hear these sounds while driving on the expressway I go nuts. I don't know how my wife can tolerate it. I drive a older 1996 Honda Accord with over 200,000 miles and have never had any issues with it!
#2297 of 3858 Re: High pitch intermittent noise when driving over 60mph [homanny]
Jan 08, 2006 (11:31 am)
SAME issues with 2005 Corolla! Wife had her car only 3 months and this SREAMING sound come from near under the hood when she began driving over 65 mph. THis happened intermittantly. When the SCREAMING happens the sound can make one go nuts and very evident. Thomas Toytoa dealership in Joliet, IL first listen to my problem and replace some kind of air-flow parts. After 1 week the SAME SCREAMING sounds popped up again. Took it back to the dealership and now they are holding firm that these SCREAMS are simply normal air flow sounds! Can you believe it? Today I recorded these sounds and will be taking my wife's car back to dealership next friday with the sound evidence. We will see what happens. I drive a 1996 Honda Accord and never had any issues. If Toyota can't fix this issue then we simply cannot and will not ever buy or recommend a Toyota car again.
#2298 of 3858 Re: High pitch intermittent noise when driving over 60mph [samuraigary]
Jan 08, 2006 (1:19 pm)
I'm going to try a different , more aerodynamic type of wiper . My wife seems to be able to temporarily silence the sound by wetting the windshield with the washer . It's gotta be air forcing it's way under the blades . I'll let you know if it works out .