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#145 of 166 Re: 1998 Toyota Camry : Passenger Door Problem [cooldude044]
Jun 13, 2006 (7:22 pm)
It happened to mine too. I searched the web for the problem, and found someone who fixed it on i think a 96 camry. Basically the plastic joint that connects the handle to the rod that unlatches the door had cracked (why was this thing made of plastic???). If you take the inner door panel off and then remove the plastic inside, you'll see what i'm talking abt. I tied them back together with copper electrical wire.
Search the web for the symptom and see if you find the site i'm talking about. if not, send me an email and i'll see if i can't find it. if anyone else knows of a door removal howto, that is the only tricky part -- finding all the screws, etc.
#146 of 166 Re: 1998 Toyota Camry : Passenger Door Problem [mphasak]
Jun 14, 2006 (10:40 am)
Thank you for replying to this post.
I did try to search the web however did not get much information.Can you please lemme know how you did it...its kinda annoying to get in the car to open the passenger side..
#147 of 166 Re: 1998 Toyota Camry : Passenger Door Problem [cooldude044]
Jun 15, 2006 (10:10 pm)
here ya go:
about.com always amazes me. these are the instructions i followed to open the panel. on page 4 in the second picture, the part labelled "5" is the thing that was cracked on mine. so instead of actually removing the door handle, i just follewed her directions to the pt. where i could get at that piece, see with my hands how it fit together with the pull rod, and then pull the piece out and tie the rod to the handle with wire such that pulling on the handle made the rod come up reliably. hope i did a good enough job that i don't have to go back in is all i can say.
note: if you want to replace it with a toyota part instead of a homemade hack, get the part first so you don't have to open the panel more than once.
hope this helps
#148 of 166 door problem
Jun 16, 2006 (7:44 pm)
let them crawl in through the window like nascar drivers. my passengers love it
#149 of 166 Re: 1998 Toyota Camry : Passenger Door Problem [mphasak]
Jun 19, 2006 (2:02 pm)
Thank you very much!!!
Will try this...
BTW does about.com have a DIY for doing the rear brakes of a toyota camry too?
#150 of 166 camry 97 'door open' light on
Jun 19, 2006 (3:35 pm)
I spilled gallon of water on the rear area of floor behind driver seat. Suddenly security system went on and horn blows when I drived. I read manual how to reset security system but no help. I sucked water and dried area but periodically horn on when car on parking and doors locked. The 'door open' light now constantly on. I know I spoiled my lovely camry. Any thoughts how to fix it?
#151 of 166 camry water on the floor cause electrical problem
Jun 20, 2006 (5:09 am)
I posted message on this board 06/19 that after I spilled gallon of water on the floor behind driver's seat 'door open' light on and horn blowing. Now it getting worse: parking, brakes and illumination lights on with no key in ignition. Should I wait till it dry out or look for mechanic?
#152 of 166 Parking light bulb replacement
Jul 25, 2006 (2:25 pm)
One of my parking lights just went out on my 93 camry, and the owners manual says I should replace with a 168 bulb. I'm just wondering if there is a difference between the 168 bulb and 194 bulb?
#153 of 166 Re: Parking light bulb replacement [another_person]
Jul 25, 2006 (3:23 pm)
168 is a little higher amperage (.35 vs .27) and has a lower expected life than a 194.
#154 of 166 Re: Parking light bulb replacement [njerald]
Jul 25, 2006 (5:52 pm)
So shouldn't be any problem switching to 194 right? I plan on trying some of the LED bulbs so that my parking lights will match my silverstars.