89 camry no brake lights

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Old 11 Aug 2006, 05:17 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default 89 camry no brake lights

i have a 89 camry with no brake lights. i have turn signals and front
running lights. i do have all four side marker lights working, if
anyone has any help for me let me know and thanks for any help.

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Old 11 Aug 2006, 10:58 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 89 camry no brake lights

If the wiring is good and if the bulb is working then it's probably the
brake light switch, under the driver side console linked to the brake
pedal.

Have an assistant depress the brake pedal and check for voltage at the
bulb socket. Also test the brake light switch. Check AutoZone.com for
the free online repair guide on how to do this.

Dhopsons@aol.com wrote:
> i have a 89 camry with no brake lights. i have turn signals and front
> running lights. i do have all four side marker lights working, if
> anyone has any help for me let me know and thanks for any help.


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Old 13 Aug 2006, 03:16 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 89 camry no brake lights

Some camrys have a stop light sensor relay usually a yellow box in the
trunk by the left or right trunk hinges have that checked out.

Dhopsons@aol.com wrote:
> i have a 89 camry with no brake lights. i have turn signals and front
> running lights. i do have all four side marker lights working, if
> anyone has any help for me let me know and thanks for any help.


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Old 13 Aug 2006, 11:26 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: 89 camry no brake lights

I had a similar problem on an 88 Camry. The stop light sensor had
burned out, opened it up and found a burned etching on the pc board.
Patched it, the lights worked for a few days, then the fuse blew for
the stop lights. New fuse made it work again for a few days, then blew
again. Finally found a wire in the trunk wiring harness by the trunk
lid hinge had worn through the insulation and was shorting to ground
intermittently. If the car was shaking, (or the trunk lid thumped on)
while the brake lights were on, it would short to ground. First it
blew the stop light sensor, then when that was beefed up, it blew the
fuse.

Wrapped the wire back up with a few layers of electical tape, replaced
the fuse again, and had no more problems.


edokamoto@netzero.net wrote:
> Some camrys have a stop light sensor relay usually a yellow box in the
> trunk by the left or right trunk hinges have that checked out.
>
> Dhopsons@aol.com wrote:
> > i have a 89 camry with no brake lights. i have turn signals and front
> > running lights. i do have all four side marker lights working, if
> > anyone has any help for me let me know and thanks for any help.


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Old 14 Aug 2006, 09:06 am   #5 (permalink)
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wridge@att.net wrote:
> Finally found a wire in the trunk wiring harness by the trunk
> lid hinge had worn through the insulation

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I wound up doing this twice.
Second time, replaced all the wires at the trunk hinge with soldered in
sections, coiled to reduced future breakage.
In my case it wasn't so much wearing through insulation but intermal
wire strands breaking from repeated flexing.
The rear lamp warning senor is very sensitive.
Initially, it came on even with all lights working, simply because a
wire with strands breaking internally showed a different resistance.
The sensor box grounds through the bulb filaments.
Some have even had problems using different brands of light bulbs.

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