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#909 of 3858 Seat Belt Warning Light on Toyota Corolla
May 25, 2001 (9:23 am)
I have a 1998 Toyota Corolla. It has about 20,000 miles on it. I bought it new. After about two years, the seat belt light would still flash sometimes even though my seat belt was on. Sometimes the light doesn't flash at all. Once, I noticed my seatbelt was off while I was driving and I looked and the light wasn't flashing. The problem happens somedays and not others. Any ideas? Would this be covered under warranty?
May 25, 2001 (2:49 pm)
I'm sure it would be covered under warranty depending on when you purchased the car. Warranty is 36 mo. from time of purchase.
#911 of 3858 janeto 1
May 26, 2001 (11:47 am)
The dealer will charge you some money(~60$) for a diagnostic. If they find a cause and it is covered by the warranty it will be replaced at no charge. Check the date when you bought a car and if I'm not mistaking all electrical parts have 24 month warranty.
May 26, 2001 (7:11 pm)
All original parts on your car are covered under the basic warranty for 36 months or 36,000 miles whether they are electrical in nature or not. This of course excludes wear and tear parts. The seatbelt parts or warning system is not a wear and tear part so it should definetly be covered. Also, there should not be any diagnostic charge for a problem stemming from a covered warranty part.
#913 of 3858 95 Corolla Electrical Problem?
May 31, 2001 (12:06 pm)
In answer to #412
I have the same exact problem with my 95' Corolla. My battery has been replaced, radio connections checked, alternator tested, and the grounds have been checked. No problems have been found. I have not been able to find anyone who can accurately diagnose this problem. Any feedback would be appreciated.
#914 of 3858 Corolla engine humming at 70mph
May 31, 2001 (1:52 pm)
I have a 1997 Corolla CE with about 57000 miles on it. Since last 3-4 months, when i drive at 70mph or more (if you drive at less than 75mph on a 65mph zone on interstate, people really push you)i hear a very loud and constant humming noise. I showed it twice to my toyota dealer. During a test drive, the mechanic acknowledged that the noise was unusually more, so he shifted the auto shifter to Neutral and when i pressed the accelerator, the sound was still there.
Then, at the dealership, he lifted the car up on the hydraulic lifter, and ran the engine at 70mph. The sound was there. This means that the tyres and wheel alignment is out of question.
The chief technician also could not find any problem in the car. The only reason he could give was that its a 3-gear car and at 70mph the engine would revv. at a very high rpm. I don't necessarily believe that cause i can feel all the four gears change when i drive.
#915 of 3858 95 Corolla Electrical Problem
Jun 05, 2001 (12:02 pm)
Since the first time I wrote my car has been back to my mechanic two times, in fact it is there now. Last time he replaced the battery (and the alternator was replaced in March). So last week when I was driving, I used the turn signal, the radio went off and then the next time I tried to start, the battery was dead. My neighbor came to jump it and it started right up. Sometimes if I am driving at night the lights will start to dim and then go out, so needless to say I try NOT to drive at night (for a while). So anyone who can help me and #427, please; cause I know I am driving my mechanic crazy. He is really nice and has not charged me anything yet, until it is fixed for sure.
#916 of 3858 95 Corolla Electrical Problem
Jun 05, 2001 (12:24 pm)
I would suggest you take out that radio, and reconnect the original wires. Make sure the fuse is good while you do that. You can do it yourself also if you are comfortable. Your radio might be short circuiting itself causing other circuits to fail.
If that doesn't work, i suggest you write this to toyota. On toyota website, there's an owner's section. You can become a member by giving the VIN number of your car.
Jun 05, 2001 (1:30 pm)
I agree with anjancd, it is most likely an electrical short. Although it could be anywhere not just the radio. I had a short in my "86" Tercel recently. It took me awhile to find it. It was the wiring from my rear hatch to the rest of the car. The wire insulation was worn off totally where the wire moved when opening the hatch allowing the bare wire to touch the metal causing the short.
#918 of 3858 95 Corolla Electrical Problem
Jun 06, 2001 (4:40 am)
Thanks anjancd and terceltom1, I will take your advice to my mechanic and will let you know how things turn out. Appreciate your help.