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#652 of 1158 Re: 2001 Toyota Camry Relay Flasher [imupabove]
Aug 10, 2009 (6:11 am)
The bulbs and flasher work together, to blink at the right timing. If the bulbs don't draw enough current (a bulb burnt out), or too much current (a bulb shorted out or filaments broken/crossed), your blinker will flash too slow or too fast.
So the first thing to do in identifying and fixing these problems is to make sure the bulbs are all good and working correctly. Then if that hasn't fixed the problem, replace the flasher.
Get help and have someone put on the brake lights, the running lights (front and back), and the brake lights and running lights in combination to make sure all bulbs are working correctly, and have the correct brightness.
Common failures are corrosion in the socket providing high or no electrical resistance, or shorting; a bulb with a broken filament not working at all, or a dual filament bulb with one of the filaments broken and cross shorting internally to the other circuit. For instance, you apply the brake providing power to the brake circuit, and the bulb filament shorting causes all of the running lights to turn on. Or turning on the running lights, causes the brake circuit to light up.
If the bulbs are all working correctly and your blinker is still not working correctly, then replace the blinker. It's in a small relay junction box, in the drivers side foot well, on the left side.
#653 of 1158 Re: 2001 Toyota Camry Relay Flasher [kiawah]
Aug 10, 2009 (1:52 pm)
"the brake lights and running lights in combination to make sure all bulbs are working correctly"
what are the running lights? yeah, it freezes when i have the my foot on the brake. how can i check if the bulbs are working? or replace the blinker?
#654 of 1158 Re: 2001 Toyota Camry Relay Flasher [imupabove]
Aug 10, 2009 (2:39 pm)
When you turn on your headlights, your running lights turn on. All four corners of your vehicle will have lights on (dimmer than your brake lights).
So did I get a new symptom reported here? The flasher blinks okay, but when you put on your brakes the flasher freezes and stops blinking?
If so, sounds like a bad bulb.
#655 of 1158 Re: toyota camry 2000 how to open glove compartment
Aug 11, 2009 (7:16 pm)
how to open glove compartment in toyota 2000 i am trying to replace blower resistor
#656 of 1158 how to open glove compartment in toyota camry 2000
Aug 12, 2009 (6:28 pm)
i am trying to replace blower resistor someone told me it should be under glove compartment. but don't know how to open(remove) glove compartment in my toyota camry 2000
#657 of 1158 Re: toyota camry 2000 how to open glove compartment [raman11]
Aug 12, 2009 (7:02 pm)
#658 of 1158 Re: All trunk related lights. [teddaw]
Aug 13, 2009 (10:18 am)
Hello, did you find the problem with your V-6 Camry (P1780) code?
#660 of 1158 Re: 2001 Toyota Camry Relay Flasher [kiawah]
Aug 14, 2009 (11:37 am)
running lights and brake lights work. the running lights are dimmer; but when i press the brake they both running lights and brake lights light up the same brightness.
"The flasher blinks okay, but when you put on your brakes the flasher freezes and stops blinking?"
my blinkers sometimes automatically freezes right when i turn on the blinkers. usually when when it works and im at a full stop it freezes. for example: im getting ready for a right turn it freezes sometimes when i dont even have my foot on the brake, it just freezes. and im waiting for the turn and im fully stopped it flashes for like 3 seconds and it freezes. and i keep on turn it on and off till it blinks.
#661 of 1158 Re: 2001 Toyota Camry Relay Flasher [imupabove]
Aug 14, 2009 (12:42 pm)
So how do your bulbs check out?
Are the working correctly, or are any burnt out, or are any too dim, or too bright?
............waiting on your investigation of the bulbs................