99 Camry Possible electrical failures

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Old 22 Sep 2004, 10:24 am   #1 (permalink)
Ivan
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Default 99 Camry Possible electrical failures

I suspect some electrical failures so I'm looking for information to help
me solve my issues:

1. My right turning signal is flashing too quickly. This problem comes and
goes. It returns every other day.

2. My daytime headlights are enabled. When I use to turn my ignition off,
my headlights would automatically turn off. Now when I trun off the car
they don't turn off until I open my driver's side door.

3. A red warning light on the dashboard, in the shape of a car with lit
tail lights (located on the lower left side of the dashboard), lights up
and stays lit. After awhile and turns off and on again.

Please somebody let me know what these problems mean and what I can do to
fix them. A minor electrical problem is better to deal with than a major
electrical problem that could be costly to me.

thanks in advanced

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Old 22 Sep 2004, 08:06 pm   #2 (permalink)
Alex Marcuzzi
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"Ivan" <bz_guy2003@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>I suspect some electrical failures so I'm looking for information to help
> me solve my issues:
>
> 1. My right turning signal is flashing too quickly. This problem comes and
> goes. It returns every other day.
>
> 2. My daytime headlights are enabled. When I use to turn my ignition off,
> my headlights would automatically turn off. Now when I trun off the car
> they don't turn off until I open my driver's side door.
>
> 3. A red warning light on the dashboard, in the shape of a car with lit
> tail lights (located on the lower left side of the dashboard), lights up
> and stays lit. After awhile and turns off and on again.
>

The light is telling you that you have a problem with one or more of your
light bulbs. There is a circuit in the car that monitors the amount of
current drawn and if it senses a drop in current because of a burned out
bulb then it turns on the light in the dashbord telling you that something
is wrong and you shuld fix it or take it to a garage and get them to fix it.

Since your right turn signal is flashing too quickly I would start by
looking at the front and rear turn signal lights and brake lights. Remove
the bulbs and look at the filament and see if it is broken. Sometimes the
bulb is OK but the contact in the socket are corroded causing a poor or no
connection. You can use the eraser at the end of a pencil to polish them
clean. After you have cleaned the contacts coat them and the contacts on the
new bulb with a bit of white grease in order to prevent any corrosion in the
futuire. There is a circuit in the car that monitors the amount of current
drawn and if it aenses adrop in current because of a burned out bulb then
it turns on the light in teh dashbord telling you that something is wrong
tjat you shuld fix or take it a garage and get them to fix it.

> Please somebody let me know what these problems mean and what I can do to
> fix them. A minor electrical problem is better to deal with than a major
> electrical problem that could be costly to me.
>
> thanks in advanced
>



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Old 23 Sep 2004, 10:13 am   #3 (permalink)
Ivan
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Default Re: 99 Camry Possible electrical failures

Alex
I'd like to follow up with a big thank you! You gave very detailed
information. Now I know where to look. I'll get on it right away.

Thanks

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