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#73 of 1158 Help, my Gauge fuse pops when I put my car in reverse
Dec 22, 2006 (6:29 pm)
Hello, I have a 1999 Toyota Camry.. A couple weeks ago my tail light fuse blew, I replaced it and it blew one more time after that... In the past two days my gauge fuse has popped everytime I put the car in reverse.... today I notice a huge amount of corrosion on my battery, cleaned most of it off with the baking soda solution... tonight while driving home I notice my windshield wipers get very sluggish, this is while my fuse was popped, I pulled in to get gas replaced my fuse and after I filled up, I tried to turn on my car only to get the clicking sound so I needed a jump start, I went home everything was working properly only to back up into my parking space and pop the fuse again.... anyone have a clue on what I should be looking at, I'm clueless about all this stuff.... and it's christmas time so I don't have a pot to piss in.... sooo I'm looking hopefully for a cheap easy solution.... I can tell you that the back lights (the ones on the truck) do not work I am assuming I have to replace those bulbs.... please help
#74 of 1158 Re: Help, my Gauge fuse pops when I put my car in reverse [ltlnich]
Dec 22, 2006 (9:18 pm)
Sounds like your battery is dead. You can go to one of the local auto parts stores (Pep Boys, Autozone, etc), and they'll do a free battery and alternator test for you.
#75 of 1158 Automatic shoulder belt stopped working.
Dec 29, 2006 (12:01 pm)
Automatic shoulder belt (driver side only) quit working and is stuck in the forward, released position. Door plunger detent switch still operates and controls the dome light. The passenger side automatic shoulder belt still operates and is tracking normally. No auditory sounds from the motor nor the track channel when the ignition is activated while doors closed. Fuses look fine. Thanks for the help, ">conFUSEd
#76 of 1158 Re: Automatic shoulder belt stopped working. [artalaska]
Dec 29, 2006 (6:39 pm)
Unfortunately, it's probably time to replace the belt and motor. This is a 1987-91, correct, so it's at least 15 years old.
At least you can (and should) use the separate lap belt in the meantime.
#77 of 1158 Re: Help, my Gauge fuse pops when I put my car in reverse [ltlnich]
Jan 04, 2007 (10:55 pm)
Having the same problem w/ a 1995 Camry. When I shift to reverse, I blow the fuse and that kills my instruments, heater, and then electronic window controls. If it's a manual transmission, look into switching the Transmission Reverse Switch which is located on the front / top of the transmission case on the driver side (of the 1995 at least). This switch is activated when you shift into reverse and then activates the reverse light. I have other electrical problems with my reverse fuse system I believe, but this switch may help you and is a $40 part and easily swithced out by yourself. If automatic, the part is more expensive and a whole sensor thing (ie $350 +). Good luck. Also, don't be tempted to put in a higher amp fuse in the slot.
#78 of 1158 fuse AM2
Jan 08, 2007 (3:31 pm)
The other night I parked our 93 Camry then a little later my wife tried to start it. It would crank freely, but it did nor fire. later I found that the 30-Amp fuse at Am-2 was blown. I replaced it and current regersted on both sides of the fuse until I turned the switch on. Does any one out there have any answers to this problem and also what components this fuse supplies. thank you
#79 of 1158 '02 Camry wiring out of control!
Jan 15, 2007 (10:18 pm)
Three hours after I pulled my Camry in the garage and turned off the ignition I went back to the garage only to find the car making a clicking noise and the side lights flashing. Thinking it must be my keyless security I got my keys and pushed the buttons to find they weren't working. I turned the ignition on in the car and it did not start but....the clicking noise and flashing lights did stop. When I turned the ignition back off the noise and lights started back up. I realized the same thing happened when I turned on the headlight switch (although the lights did not go on) or used any other electrical part. The noise and lights would stop. I traced the clicking noise to the relay and fuse box. There was also a clicking noise coming from a part that I cannot identify but it looks like a fan and has a cap over the middle (noise coming from behind the cap) and is on the passenger side of the car (there are two of these fan type things). I tried to unhook the battery cable but it was on too tight so I hooked up a battery charger to the cable and plugged in the charger. When I did this the horns started honking so I rapidly unplugged it(10pm at night and I didn't want to wake the neighbors).Although I know nothing about vehicles I can't stop thinking that it is something relatively minor and I hate to have it towed if I can at least start it myself. Anyone have any advice? Thanks. Img
#80 of 1158 dome fuse short
Jan 16, 2007 (8:53 am)
I have a 1990 camry that is blowing the dome ligt fuse. does anyone have any idea as to where the short might be or what the cause is?
#81 of 1158 Re: dome fuse short [dprudhomme]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 16, 2007 (11:46 am)
You might drop the dome light and look for a pinched wire or some burned area on the metal of the light itself. If it's a real "short" it should blow the fuse even with the bulb out.
#82 of 1158 Re: Help, my Gauge fuse pops when I put my car in reverse [smcallister]
Jan 17, 2007 (2:55 pm)
I bought a replacement reverse light switch. A regular socket won't fit, since the switch has 2 wires coming out of the side. An open-end wrench won't fit because the switch is kind of recessed into the tranny. Do I need a special tool? Help? Sorry, I have a manual '84 Supra.