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#334 of 1159 Re: 1990 toyota camry [momof42007]
Feb 25, 2008 (5:52 pm)
If you are saying that your symptoms are:
- the front parking lights DON'T work
- the rear parking lights and the license plate DOES work.....
then your problem has to be either your front bulbs are burnt out or the wiring to the bulb has a problem. They are all fed from the same circuit, and there is no fuse that feeds the front parking lights separately.
Pull the front bulbs, check for a bad filament and or connection in the socket, use a ohmmeter if you need to verify that the bulb is good or bad, and a voltmeter if necessary to check that you have voltage in the socket.
#335 of 1159 Re: 1990 toyota camry [kiawah]
Feb 25, 2008 (5:59 pm)
thank you! we will check that in the morning after it stops snowing...thanks again
#336 of 1159 All trunk related lights.
Mar 21, 2008 (2:22 pm)
1999 Camry V6
Both reverse lights do not light.
Both tail running lights do not light.
License plate illumination does not light.
The dash "tail light out" indicator lamp is OFF when the headlight switch is off, and ON when the switch is ON(both parking and headlight on) and also ON when the auto headlight sensor turns on the headlights.
I have checked the following fuses which were good:
TAIL (Instrument Panel JB#1)
GAUGE (Instrument Panel JB#1)
I have visually inspected the harnessing in the trunk (where the high stress area would be) as well as the harnessing to the light failure sensor and didn't see anything that got my attention.
Additionally, the first time I noticed any of this was when the check engine light came on with code P1780 (Park/Neutral Position Switch Malfunction ) and was accompanied by the reverse indicator on the dash being illuminated at the same time as the drive indicator light (or park etc). The check engine light went off on its own and has not come back on since, and the transmission dash indicators are working correctly again as well.
Last but not least, this car has an addon remote start and keyless entry. Dont know if thats playing a role.
#337 of 1159 Re: All trunk related lights. [teddaw]
Mar 21, 2008 (3:43 pm)
Do your brake lights work, or not?
#338 of 1159 Re: All trunk related lights. [kiawah]
Mar 21, 2008 (3:54 pm)
The brake lights work fine. Just pulled two of the relays... trying to check them now! Pulled and checked two relays on the back of the Instrument Panel J/B (the one on the passenger side as well as the middle relay-- Part #s VFM-11F41-ZO5) and with 12V on the coils the contacts closed.
#339 of 1159 Re: All trunk related lights. [teddaw]
Mar 21, 2008 (4:04 pm)
It appears you've got a couple different problems, which is making me wonder what the common thread might be.
The simplest of the circuits is the backup lights, and I think we should start there to figure this out. The power to this circuit comes from the ignition switch, thru the 10A gauge fuse (which I believe is good because that gauge fuse also feeds the indicator light that is telling you that your tail lights are out), thru the backup switch, and then to the 2 backup lights to ground. Can you get a digital voltmeter, and meter the voltage on the 10A gauge fuse, to verify that it is sitting at 13-14 volts. If that is good as I suspect it is, then measure the voltage on the backup switch. If you have voltage on both legs of that switch, then go to the backup lights and verify that you have voltage on power feed to the backup lights.
I had initially suspected the taillight relay for the plate lights (which still might be involved as another problem), but let's figure out the simpler backup light circuit first.
If you are able to check relays, then check the tail relay. There are three relays in a row on the otherside of the junction block where the tail fuse is, which I think you've found. If you are looking at the block staring at the relay side, the right hand one is the tailrelay. It's by a small yellow connector, and the tailrelay has a different connector plug immediately above it. This tailrelay isn't related to the backup light problem, I only offer it now since you are already checking relays.
#340 of 1159 Re: All trunk related lights. [kiawah]
Mar 21, 2008 (4:54 pm)
Kiawah.. thanks so much for your time!
All three relays have now been checked (on a bench) and seem to be functioning properly. I also checked Gauge with the ignition on and there was battery voltage on both sides of the fuse. Can you give me a bit more info as to where the backup switch is? Whats the easiest way to access it?
#341 of 1159 Re: All trunk related lights. [teddaw]
Mar 21, 2008 (5:06 pm)
Don't know whether you have an automatic or manual transmission, but the switch is on the transmission. WIth the hood open, stand in the middle of the car facing the engine, hold out your right hand, and drop it down toward the transmission. That's the area the switch is in, which detects when the transmission is in Reverse.
#342 of 1159 Re: All trunk related lights. [kiawah]
Mar 21, 2008 (5:40 pm)
I have the automatic.. I have found the park/neutral position switch... and what I think is the vehicle speed sensor. But no joy on the other switch. Its getting dark and my lighting is awful. I think I'll knock off and try some more tomorrow!
#343 of 1159 Re: All trunk related lights. [teddaw]
Mar 21, 2008 (5:49 pm)
That's the switch, it will be closed when the gearshift is in Reverse. Check the voltage on the pins. One pin should be hot (14V) when the ignition is ON, the other side should be hot only when transmission is also in reverse (while the ignition is in ON position). Shorting the switch pins should give voltage to the rear lights, and they should light up.