'99 Camry - clock and emergency flasher indicator related?

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Old 03 Sep 2005, 01:48 pm   #1 (permalink)
John
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Hello.

I have a 1999 Camry in which the clock doesn't seem to work. I posted an
article on here a while ago asking about it, though I have not gotten around
to replacing it yet (dealers want $393 for a new clock, which seems rather
ridiculous, and I have not tried a wreckers yet).

Anyway, I think I remember reading something a while ago that mentioned
something about the emergency flasher indicator light and the clock being
related. I noticed that my flasher indicator light does not work (the
flashers themselves work fine - it's just the indicator that doesn't work).
I don't think the problem is with the fuse, because I checked that when I
noticed the clock didn't work, and it seems to be fine. However, is it
possible that the flasher indicator and the clock are on the same circuit,
wired in series? Or maybe something got disconnected from the flasher
button. If this is the case, then having a bad bulb or something for the
flasher indicator would cause the clock not to work.

Thanks for any info.

John


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Old 04 Sep 2005, 10:04 am   #2 (permalink)
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On Sat, 03 Sep 2005 13:48:06 -0400, John wrote:

> Hello.
>
> I have a 1999 Camry in which the clock doesn't seem to work. I posted an
> article on here a while ago asking about it, though I have not gotten around
> to replacing it yet (dealers want $393 for a new clock, which seems rather
> ridiculous, and I have not tried a wreckers yet).
>
> Anyway, I think I remember reading something a while ago that mentioned
> something about the emergency flasher indicator light and the clock being
> related. I noticed that my flasher indicator light does not work (the
> flashers themselves work fine - it's just the indicator that doesn't work).
> I don't think the problem is with the fuse, because I checked that when I
> noticed the clock didn't work, and it seems to be fine. However, is it
> possible that the flasher indicator and the clock are on the same circuit,
> wired in series? Or maybe something got disconnected from the flasher
> button. If this is the case, then having a bad bulb or something for the
> flasher indicator would cause the clock not to work.
>
> Thanks for any info.
>
> John


I'm not sure, John, but it is logical that since the indicator and the
clock 'memory' ALWAYS have power available to them, that this is a good
conclusion. Having a bad dulb would not cause the clock to cease, however.
But it looks like your on the right track. I AM assuming you checked the
fuse?

Next step would be to remove what you can of the dash and have a look at
the wiring; a wire may have worked loose, but this was more of a problem
on the mid-80's models.

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Old 04 Sep 2005, 10:31 am   #3 (permalink)
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On Sat, 3 Sep 2005 13:48:06 -0400, "John" <jrtwynam@nospam.rogers.com>
wrote:

>Hello.
>
>I have a 1999 Camry in which the clock doesn't seem to work. I posted an
>article on here a while ago asking about it, though I have not gotten around
>to replacing it yet (dealers want $393 for a new clock, which seems rather
>ridiculous, and I have not tried a wreckers yet).
>
>Anyway, I think I remember reading something a while ago that mentioned
>something about the emergency flasher indicator light and the clock being
>related. I noticed that my flasher indicator light does not work (the
>flashers themselves work fine - it's just the indicator that doesn't work).
>I don't think the problem is with the fuse, because I checked that when I
>noticed the clock didn't work, and it seems to be fine. However, is it
>possible that the flasher indicator and the clock are on the same circuit,
>wired in series? Or maybe something got disconnected from the flasher
>button. If this is the case, then having a bad bulb or something for the
>flasher indicator would cause the clock not to work.
>
>Thanks for any info.
>
>John
>

FWIW, the clock in my wife's '93 is on the same circuit as the dome
light. Don't know about your '99 but that might be worth a look.
Is your dome light working?
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Old 04 Sep 2005, 02:00 pm   #4 (permalink)
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> FWIW, the clock in my wife's '93 is on the same circuit as the dome
> light. Don't know about your '99 but that might be worth a look.
> Is your dome light working?


Yes, my dome light is working. I don't remember offhand if it's on the same
circuit as the clock or the flasher indicator light, though.


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Old 04 Sep 2005, 02:02 pm   #5 (permalink)
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> I'm not sure, John, but it is logical that since the indicator and the
> clock 'memory' ALWAYS have power available to them, that this is a good
> conclusion. Having a bad dulb would not cause the clock to cease, however.
> But it looks like your on the right track. I AM assuming you checked the
> fuse?


Yes, I have checked every fuse associated with the clock (according to my
manual), and they all seem to be fine.

> Next step would be to remove what you can of the dash and have a look at
> the wiring; a wire may have worked loose, but this was more of a problem
> on the mid-80's models.


This was my thought. I was fiddling around in there where the radio is a
while ago (I was taking the radio out), which of course isn't too far away
from where the flasher indicator is. It's possible that I inadvertantly
disconnected a wire or something.


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