99 Camry - Fan only works on High

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Old 15 Sep 2006, 01:31 am   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 99 Toyota Camry. The other day I noticed the fan for the vent
and AC does not turn on until I have it on High.

Once it is clicked all the way to high everything seems to function
normally. Any ideas what could be causing this?

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Old 15 Sep 2006, 02:33 am   #2 (permalink)
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<quit_sending_me_spam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>I have a 99 Toyota Camry. The other day I noticed the fan for the vent
> and AC does not turn on until I have it on High.
>
> Once it is clicked all the way to high everything seems to function
> normally. Any ideas what could be causing this?


I read about this problem recently in the toyota ng, and evidently the fault
is in the switch, because the three or four speeds of the switch for the fan
are developed thru resistors at the various speed points, and these
resistors blow or wear out with age and heat...for example, the lowest fan
speed generates the most heat due to the resistor.
I'm far from an expert in this matter, but I suggest you try looking in the
archives for "alt.autos.toyota" of a couple or three months ago.
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Old 15 Sep 2006, 11:18 am   #3 (permalink)
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I found a posting here:
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.a...a7280961d8daad

This is for a 1988 camry and I have a 99. Is it the same stuff for a
car 10 years newer?
Forgive me, I am pretty much a car retard so I am trying to learn how
to do this stuff myself.

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Old 15 Sep 2006, 12:31 pm   #4 (permalink)
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<quit_sending_me_spam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>I found a posting here:
> http://groups.google.com/group/alt.a...a7280961d8daad
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> This is for a 1988 camry and I have a 99. Is it the same stuff for a
> car 10 years newer?
> Forgive me, I am pretty much a car retard so I am trying to learn how
> to do this stuff myself.

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This wasn't the post (or series of posts) I referred to. You may find the
exchanges on "alt.autos.toyota" (as I recall). And to answer your
question, I would imagine that the switch would most likely be the same or
similar from 1988 to 1999. I don't know how the switch is accessed to
replace it, though. good luck!


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Old 15 Sep 2006, 01:02 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"mack" <mackerel@dslextreme.com> wrote in message
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> This wasn't the post (or series of posts) I referred to. You may find the
> exchanges on "alt.autos.toyota" (as I recall). And to answer your
> question, I would imagine that the switch would most likely be the same or
> similar from 1988 to 1999. I don't know how the switch is accessed to
> replace it, though. good luck!


I doubt that it would be the same between 1988 and 1999.


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Old 15 Sep 2006, 01:46 pm   #6 (permalink)
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"Mark A" <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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> "mack" <mackerel@dslextreme.com> wrote in message
> news:12glosfe4c8qr5f@corp.supernews.com...
>> This wasn't the post (or series of posts) I referred to. You may find
>> the exchanges on "alt.autos.toyota" (as I recall). And to answer your
>> question, I would imagine that the switch would most likely be the same
>> or similar from 1988 to 1999. I don't know how the switch is accessed
>> to replace it, though. good luck!

>
> I doubt that it would be the same between 1988 and 1999.


I said "The same OR SIMILAR". and why shouldn't it be? It's not like
changing from vacuum windshield wipers to electric motor wipers, after all.
and Toyota tends to stay with similar components for years, not like the
Germans, who seem always to want 'the next new thing' and occasionally that
philosophy does them dirt when the components prove faulty.


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Old 15 Sep 2006, 07:31 pm   #7 (permalink)
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well I didn't stumble across the thread you were talking about in
alt.autos.toyota but I did find this:
http://experts.about.com/q/Toyota-Re...fan-switch.htm

Now it's time for me to figure out how to get the glove box out.

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Old 17 Sep 2006, 05:16 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Problem is solved. I pulled the glove box out to get access to the
blower motor resistor. I picked up a new resistor from the dealership
for $25.00.

I unplugged the old one and replaced it with the new one and everything
is working perfectly again.

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Old 18 Sep 2006, 07:00 am   #9 (permalink)
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how did you get the glovebox out ?

quit_sending_me_spam@yahoo.com wrote:
> Problem is solved. I pulled the glove box out to get access to the
> blower motor resistor. I picked up a new resistor from the dealership
> for $25.00.
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> I unplugged the old one and replaced it with the new one and everything
> is working perfectly again.


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Old 18 Sep 2006, 06:55 pm   #10 (permalink)
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There are 5 screws and two clips holding it in place. Open the glove
box and you will find the first 3 screws across the top. Close the
glovebox again and you will see the fourth screw on the bottom left.
(it should be visible)

The fifth screw was hard to find. I had to remove the trim along the
right hand side. It is actually a bolt holding it in place. I don't
know if there is a better way to remove the trim but I just pulled and
it came right off.

The two clips were really hard to get out. They are located in the
corners where the first two screws came out. I just muscled it a bit
and the whole thing popped out.

When I put everything back together I noticed that if you are small and
flexible enough might not have to take the glove box off after all.
The resistor is on the back wall on the left hand side and the screws
are facing down. Remove the access pannel from below the glovebox and
you might be able to reach it. Again I say you will have to be small
and flexible but it will save you from having to remove the glove box.

If you are too big and you have given up on the glove box see if you
can throw one of the kids down there to do it. Thats what small fingers
are for.

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