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#660 of 1159 Re: 2001 Toyota Camry Relay Flasher [kiawah]
Aug 14, 2009 (10:37 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 1159 Re: 2001 Toyota Camry Relay Flasher [imupabove]
Aug 14, 2009 (11:42 am)
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................
#662 of 1159 120A Fuse change for '96 Camry
Aug 14, 2009 (12:44 pm)
I need to change the 120A fuse in my '06 Camry. It doesn't just come out--It is a larger fuse. How do I do it?
#663 of 1159 Re: 2001 Toyota Camry Relay Flasher [kiawah]
Aug 16, 2009 (1:09 am)
okay thank you for your patience. i greatly appreciate it.
can you please tell me one more time how do check the bulbs if they are working correctly. please tell me exactly what do you want me to do to check the bulbs. sorry im not sure if you told me what to do, i just want to make sure im doing what you want me to do. thanks again.
#664 of 1159 How to check bulb operations
Aug 16, 2009 (4:27 am)
They are easiest to check in the evening at dusk as it's starting to get dark, as you need to observe whether bulbs are on or off, but more importantly you are also looking for subtle differences in the intensity of bulbs brightness (dim or bright).
A number of bulbs actually have two filaments inside them, a bright filament, and a dim filament. Many weird problems can occur when one of these filaments break and short across the other filament.
You are going to check from the simplest operation, to the most complex operation, looking for the first clue/symptom that something isn't working correctly.
1.) Check that the brake lights work, and only turn on the high intensity brake light filaments in the back. Have someone apply the brakes and hold them on. Walk around the car and make sure that the front running lights are OFF. Make sure that the brake lights in the back are ON. Make sure that the intensity of the bulbs in the back are the same, and HIGH. Turn brake lights OFF.
2.) Next have your helper turn ON the running lights only, no brakes. Walk around your car and observe the bulbs. Make sure that all four corners have lights on, but they are DIM.
3.) With the running lights still ON, next have your helper slowly pump the brakes on and off, while you walk around the car and observe. In the back, you should see that the lights are DIM (with the same intensity from left to right), and then become BRIGHT (with the same intensity from left to right). In the front, you should observe that the lights are DIM all of the time, and do not change intensity when the brake is applied or released.
4,) With the running lights turned OFF, and the brakes OFF, now turn the left turn signal ON. Walk around the car and observe. The front left signal should blink BRIGHT, nothing happening on the front right. the left rear should blink BRIGHT, nothing happening on the rear right. Now turn the right turn signal ON, observe for correct operation of the right turn signal. Note intensity of bulbs, they should be BRIGHT, not DIM when on.
5.) Next observe what happens when your helper applies the brakes (and holds them ON), while the left turn signal is ON. Left front should blink brightly. Left rear should blink brightly. Right rear should be ON BRIGHT all of the time. Right front should be nothing. Check for similar operation when the turn signal is turned on for the right.
6.) Now check what happens when the running lights are ON, the brake lights are ON and held on, and the left turn signal is ON. Front left should be DIM, and blink BRIGHT. Front right should be always DIM. Rear left should be DIM< and blink BRIGHT. Rear right should be always BRIGHT. Tell me what you observe in each step.
#665 of 1159 Re: How to check bulb operations [kiawah]
Aug 16, 2009 (11:32 pm)
okay i will let you know the results asap. thank you very much.
#666 of 1159 Re: How to check bulb operations [kiawah]
Aug 17, 2009 (10:20 pm)
step 1.) back lights are bright. same brightness. good.
step 2.) all 4 corners are dim. good.
step 3.) i wasnt able to do that because had no helper :\
step 4.) all blinkers are good, light up bright. didnt freeze at anytime.
step 5.) blinking was good/normal/bright. didnt freeze at anytime.
step 6.) this is when the freezing begins. i turned on the left blinker, it blinks for a time couple of times then it freezes; then i turn it off then i turn on and it freezes and it doesnt even blink once, then i turn it off again, turn it on again then it starts blinking good then eventually it freezes. same goes for the right blinker. but when i turned on the right blinker is freezes right away, not even one blink.
btw, my hazard light freezes right away too. it doesnt even blink once.
tell me what you think. thanks alot.
#667 of 1159 Re: How to check bulb operations [imupabove]
Aug 18, 2009 (3:42 am)
From what you are indicating, you only have a problem with blinker freezing, when your running lights are ON (step 6). Is that correct?
But I need also to verify something. If you didn't have a helper to do step#3, how were you able to tell me the results of steps 5 and 6?
#668 of 1159 Engine Running Rough after replacing battery
Aug 18, 2009 (7:24 am)
My '03 Camry sat dormant for 12 days. When I came back battery would not start car. This was an original battery and I was warned at last oil change that the battery was weak. I jump started the Camry and drove to Auto parts store to get battery installed last night. I watched them install the battery and saw no problems with installation. Ever since new battery was installed the car runs poorly (no power and the engine shimmys). I assumed that this was due to the computer in the car losing its memory. I have now driven the car 30 miles and car is still running poorly.
Any one have any ideas?
#669 of 1159 Re: Engine Running Rough after replacing battery [alphawolff]
Aug 18, 2009 (8:08 am)
Could be the battery is undercharged, or the computer lost its' brains.
Can you verify that the battery voltage, with the engine off, is sitting at around 13volts. Most probably it's okay, but you may have a battery that is low or your alternator has a problem and isn't charging up your battery.
When they replaced the battery, did they plug in a temporary battery supply to the engine computer to keep it's brains intact? Most typical would plug something under the dash.
I just replaced my battery 2 weeks ago, and didn't have any problems at all.