96 Camry parking light FUSE blows frequently

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Old 03 Jan 2006, 12:02 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default 96 Camry parking light FUSE blows frequently

Hi! My 1996 Toyota Camry parking light FUSE blows frequently, and when I
change it, it can be OK for a mount or two, or only 5 minutes. It's never
the same. I have removed all the plastic trims and check the harness for
damages and I see nothing special. If someone has an idea or the
electrical diagram for me, it will be appreciated.

Tank’s jojo1996


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Old 05 Jan 2006, 01:09 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"jojo1996" <j___dupont4@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> Hi! My 1996 Toyota Camry parking light FUSE blows frequently, and when I
> change it, it can be OK for a mount or two, or only 5 minutes. It's never
> the same. I have removed all the plastic trims and check the harness for
> damages and I see nothing special. If someone has an idea or the
> electrical diagram for me, it will be appreciated.
>
> Tank's jojo1996


Make sure you are using the correct fuse in terms of amperage. Then by
inserting two pieces of stripped wire, connect a 12volt trouble -lamp in
place of the fuse. Once this is done, you will see the lamp come on at a
dull brightness when the parkers are switched on. Place the trouble lamp in
a position where you can see it, and then move the relevant wiring around by
hand to see if the short re-occurs. If it does come back, the trouble lamp
will light up at full or near full brightness..

You can drive around during the day with the lamp in place. By doing this
test during the day, you will get the best chance of detecting the fault
without effecting safety. A workshop manual will have the circuits in it.

Jason


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Old 10 Jan 2006, 10:33 am   #3 (permalink)
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"Fourmiler" <UseLinkToEmail@www.autoforumz.com> wrote in message
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> "" wrote:
> > "jojo1996" <j___dupont4@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> > news:47351967df6f63b7d2add1431060da3d@localhost.ta lkaboutautos.com...
> > > Hi! My 1996 Toyota Camry parking light FUSE blows

> > frequently, and when I
> > > change it, it can be OK for a mount or two, or only 5

> > minutes. It's never
> > > the same. I have removed all the plastic trims and check the

> > harness for
> > > damages and I see nothing special. If someone has an idea or

> > the
> > > electrical diagram for me, it will be appreciated.
> > >
> > > Tank's jojo1996

> >
> > Make sure you are using the correct fuse in terms of amperage.
> > Then by
> > inserting two pieces of stripped wire, connect a 12volt
> > trouble -lamp in
> > place of the fuse. Once this is done, you will see the lamp
> > come on at a
> > dull brightness when the parkers are switched on. Place the
> > trouble lamp in
> > a position where you can see it, and then move the relevant
> > wiring around by
> > hand to see if the short re-occurs. If it does come back, the
> > trouble lamp
> > will light up at full or near full brightness..
> >
> > You can drive around during the day with the lamp in place. By
> > doing this
> > test during the day, you will get the best chance of detecting
> > the fault
> > without effecting safety. A workshop manual will have the
> > circuits in it.
> >
> > Jason

>
> Ya, you will find the problem that way for sure! Follow the smoke
> trail. DO NOT do as buddy just said, or at least make sure your
> insurance is up to date!


You dont understand basic electronics. In a short circuit situation, the
fuse blows due excessive current. Now hold that thought and imagine what
will happen if you put a parking-lamp (about 20w as found in automotive
trouble lamps) in place of the fuse,..what happens? The short cct current is
limited by the load the lamp provides.
Its not rocket science,..mechanics have been using this fault-finding
technique for as long as cars started coming out with electrical systems.
Try looking up Ohm's law.

Jason


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