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#1 of 84 Corolla TOTAL electrical Faliure
Oct 23, 2007 (5:57 pm)
My wife called last week from the Target parking lot and said the car would start but wouldn't stay on. When I got in it, if I gave it gas it would stay on. I drove it around the parking lot and noticed when I turned the A/C on, the parking brake light came on and when I signaled left the wipers would come on. I immediately drove to the nearest repair place, which happend to be a Toyota dealership. The tech said the entire main fuse box had melted and that he smelled something burning. They have had to replace two new computers and still no answer. Anyone ever had this. 2000 Corolla with only 82000 miles.
#2 of 84 Re: Corolla TOTAL electrical Faliure [flyrchris]
Nov 03, 2007 (8:30 am)
Try the alternator/voltage regulator.
I guess I've been lucky with my '98!
#3 of 84 94 Corolla climate control light
Nov 06, 2007 (10:26 am)
i ordered some blue LEDs for my corolla... to change the lights in the instrument cluster and the climate controls from white to blue
i unplugged the light from behind where the thelittle guys are that have the arrows going to their feet or face
i realized i didnt have the right LEDs to put in there so i went to plug it back in and the LED blew and i believe it shorted out the spedemoter, gas guage, and temp guage as well because they wont light up now
#4 of 84 Multiple Issues, Electrical Problems Suspected-Help
Nov 11, 2007 (4:39 pm)
I've been trying to deal with this problem but have had no luck. I'll describe some problems and solutions I have tried. Please see if you can help me.
I've been having trouble with the Starter. The symptoms are intermittent. Sometimes the starter will not crank. It'll just "Click". If I turn the ignition enough times it will start. (I have Sears Die Hard Gold Less <2 yrs old) One time when I started up the car the starter motor kept cranking with the engine resulting in a noisy clicking sound. When I shut the engine off through the ignition and pulled out the key the starter kept cranking! I had to unplug the battery to get it to turn off. Since then I have replaced the starter. It was ok for a while but sometimes it will still only "click" when I turn the ignition and eventually (after many tries) it will catch and crank the engine. Today my wife while driving the car complained of a noisy engine and the automatic "lighting" didn't turn on. She had to turn on the parking lights manually. Note: I have had the engine swapped with the same engine model 1ZZFE. Old engine was eating oil and then died cause wify didn't check oil. Thank you to ProLong prob eating my seals. Sometimes when the gas tank is filled the motor will rev and drop rpm for a little while and then return to normal. (this has appeared since engine swap) I know I have a lot of questions but please if you have any solutions to the multiple of questions I have post them. Thank you for everything. -Mao
#5 of 84 Park Light Problem
Nov 12, 2007 (4:58 pm)
Park lights in Corolla/Yaris/Allion are veri bright and consume lot of battery power. Are we suppposed not to switch on park lights when parking? or can we switch on park lights when parking?
is there a way to have an on off switch for separetly for lights in the bumper.?
pls give ur suggestions
#6 of 84 Re: Park Light Problem [nadunr]
Nov 12, 2007 (6:40 pm)
The parking lights are automatic. There is a photosensitive sensor dome near your "defrost" windshield. The only way to keep the light from coming on is to pull the emergency brake before you start the engine. There is a switch in the e-brake. If you want to bypass the automatic lighting system you have to prob splice that line and short it. But do your research in the electrical manual...that is only my assumption and is not recommended.
#7 of 84 Heater problem
Dec 23, 2007 (5:38 pm)
My sister drives an 04 Corolla and is having a problem with the heating system. The heater will work while the car is driving, but suddenly switch to cold air when the car is stationary (i.e. while at a traffic light). What could the problem be (electrical issue, blower motor?)?
Also, for two days the temp. gauge would not report an increase in engine temperature until midway through the day. Any thoughts.
#8 of 84 clueless
Jan 08, 2008 (5:21 am)
I am driving a '92 corolla with over 190K miles. I never have any issues other than regular maintenance until recently. The problem comes and go. I go start up the car fine, drive around and stop. When I come back it would not start. Lights, radio, works fine but it will not do anything. If I wait awhile and try again, voila, the car will start with no problems. I can be driving the car with no problems for days and suddenly, it just would not start. The battery, terminals, starter, alternator all new. Distributor cap, cables, spark plugs in good shape. Checked terminal cables and looks ok. Any ideas????
#9 of 84 defrost fan does not work
Jan 21, 2008 (2:56 pm)
no warning just started car and then set heat and tried to start fan no go at all. Checked fuse 31 and also36 both good. Wondering if anyone knows of more fuses to check or if anyone has had this problem and what they have done to correct it. Car is a 2003 toyota corrolla. Thank you in advance if anyhelp out there.
#10 of 84 Re: Clueless [gierbo]
Apr 23, 2008 (5:45 am)
We have the same problem with our 92. Some time has gone by since your posting. Any news? Has anyone solved the mystery? On ours, I wonder if it has anything to do with the position of the steering wheel or shift lever (maybe the contacts). Or maybe some coil or solenoid just doesn't work when it gets hot? Weird. After a while it starts up fine. Thanks for any help. Poppy10