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#242 of 1159 1992 Camry XLE V6 Windshield Wipers Won't Worl
Oct 18, 2007 (10:45 am)
I need Help. I just bought a 1992 Toyota Camry XLE V6. Now I find out the windshield wipers don't work. I went by Auto Zone and checked the fuses (20A) and they were fine. The kind gentleman at Auto Zone said it may be a relay. I don't know a thing about cars. What is a relay? Where is it located? Is it expensive to fix? Is it possible for someone who knows -0- about cars do this (that would be me). Thanks so much.
#243 of 1159 Re: 1992 Camry XLE V6 Windshield Wipers Won't Worl [scoker]
Oct 18, 2007 (11:04 am)
This will most likely be one of three problems, a fuse, the switch, or the wiper motor.
You checked the 20A wiper fuse supposedly at Autozone, but verify that you have power to your wiper stalk on the steering wheel by turning on the washer. If the washer sprays fluid on the windshield, then you know that the fuse is indeed okay and you have power to the wiper switch.
Assuming you do have power as above, then the way to figure out if it is the switch or the motor that is the problem, is that you need to measure the voltage of the circuit at the wiper motor connector, with the switch in the on positions. If you have 13 volts at the connectors, then your switch is probably okay, and the wiper motor is bad. If you don't have power at the connector when the switch is in the on position, then your switch is bad.
If you know zero about cars and haven't done any work on them before, this would probably not be the time to start. But at least you know what a shop should be checking, and can find out an estimate a head of time approximately how much it should cost for repair.
#244 of 1159 Re: 1992 Camry XLE V6 Windshield Wipers Won't Worl [kiawah]
Oct 18, 2007 (1:09 pm)
Thanks so much Kiawah
#245 of 1159 1998 Camry Clock, Mirrors and Lighter Fuse - Please Help!!
Oct 20, 2007 (5:39 am)
The clock on my 1998 Camry went blank recently and it seems that both driver side and passenger side power mirrors as well as the cigarette lighter are not working. I've checked all of the fuses in the fuse box and all seem to be OK. What am I missing? Can someone help me to identify the location of the fuse that controls these items?
I'm at a loss.
#246 of 1159 Re: 1998 Camry Clock, Mirrors and Lighter Fuse - Please Help!! [zebra2]
Oct 20, 2007 (7:15 am)
Check your 40Amp AM1 fuse. It's in the engine compartment, on the left fender well in the JunctionBox.
In the junction box, it is right near the Dome Fuse.
I think your power outlet is also not working.
Let me know if you find this blown or not.
#247 of 1159 Re: 1998 Camry Clock, Mirrors and Lighter Fuse - Please Help!! [kiawah]
Oct 21, 2007 (11:57 am)
I just double checked the 40Amp fuse that you mentioned (visual inspection and electrical using an ohm-meter). It's fine. I'm still at a loss with this. The power outlet is working fine. The problem is with the clock, cigarette lighter and both power side view mirrors. I'm able to use the power outlet for charging my cell phone. Can there be a loose wire harness? If so, where would I begin to look?
Thanks for any help you can offer.
#248 of 1159 Re: 1998 Camry Clock, Mirrors and Lighter Fuse - Please Help!! [zebra2]
Oct 21, 2007 (1:00 pm)
Then it's pointing back to a defective 15A cigarette fuse.
The power runs thru AM1, then to the ignition switch accessories position, then to power three things.
- The 15A cigarette fuse and circuit (which is your cigarette lighter, also feeds the clock, and also feeds your mirrors...none of this you say works.
- The 15A power outlet, which you claim works.
- and a 7.5A rad fuse.
Because you indicate the power outlet works, then that tells you that AM1 and the ignition switch are okay. So the problem suspect is that 15A cig fuse. Can you swap it out or replace it.
If you swap it and it still doesn't work, then get your digital voltmeter, pull the fuse again, and check the voltage on the pins in the junction block. Make sure you are getting 13volts on one of the pins (one of the pins would connect upstream to the switch and AM1, one of the pins would connect downstream to the cigarette lighter and clock). Trying to verify that you do indeed have 13volts feeding the fuse.
#249 of 1159 Toyota Camry 2007 - 20 AMP pwr outlet fuse
Oct 25, 2007 (9:09 am)
Where can I find pwr outlet 20 amp fuse.fuse box is under the steering column The blown fuse in my car has shorter prong, but the one i find in auto stores are longer prongs. Does the dealer has right one.
#250 of 1159 Constant power from power sockets
Oct 29, 2007 (6:53 am)
I have a new 2008 Toyota Camry and I'm using a Sirius satellite radio plugged into one of the power sockets. The problem is when the car is turned off, power to the power sockets is also turned off rendering the "pause and save" function on the satellite radio useless. All my other vehicles do not have this problem. How can I get constant power from the power sockets with the car turned off?
#251 of 1159 Re: Constant power from power sockets [skywalker2]
Oct 29, 2007 (1:41 pm)
I haven't checked whether all of the outlets up front are accessory switched power, and don't have the schematics on the road with me. You may have to rewire it, or another alternative might be to put in another power outlet just for it directly to the new fused circuit.