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Toyota Camry Fuse and Electrical Questions



  • tcnptcnp Posts: 1
    I have a 2007 XLE Camry with just over 4000 miles. I had noticed that the radio would mute when changing between modes for minutes on end and that when I was listening to satellite, the sound would go in and out, sort of like a speaker was going (but this only happened when listening to satellite). Then just once, there was this horrible screaching sound, like a piercing smoke alarm, that happened while I was driving. It only lasted bout 7 seconds or so and it stopped. I took it to the dealer, and they could find none of these problems, so they put in a brand new radio. Yesterday, I was driving and there was a horrible crackling noise and loud piercing noise that sounded like a speaker was blowing out. I turned off the radio but the sound didn't stop, and it kept getting louder. I drove straight to the dealer where I shut the car off and the noise continued! Has anyone had this problem or know of any possible reason that this could be happening?
  • How do you remove the fuse for the clock behind the change holder? Does it just pull straight out? I have tried that with a pair of hemostats but it does budge I don't want to break anything can I use pliers and just use a little more power?
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    I assume this one of the smallest fuse types. If so, there's a handy puller (white) in the fusebox under the hood on the driver's side. You can use this to extract the fuse. See your owner's manual if you're unsure of the location.

    All fuses pull straight out, btw.
  • Wel;l checked the fuse and it doesn't looked burned out but I will get a replacement tomorrow and see what happens. As I understand it the fuse is for both the clock and cigarette lighter but not sure. I did try the lighter and it does work.I am hopeful that it doesn't mean the clock need to be replaced.There is no way I am going to pay $150 for a clock then have it installed.I may need to go back to wearing a watch. :cry:
  • Hello, I have a 1999 Toyota Camry.. A couple weeks ago my tail light fuse blew, I replaced it and it blew one more time after that... In the past two days my gauge fuse has popped everytime I put the car in reverse.... today I notice a huge amount of corrosion on my battery, cleaned most of it off with the baking soda solution... tonight while driving home I notice my windshield wipers get very sluggish, this is while my fuse was popped, I pulled in to get gas replaced my fuse and after I filled up, I tried to turn on my car only to get the clicking sound so I needed a jump start, I went home everything was working properly only to back up into my parking space and pop the fuse again.... anyone have a clue on what I should be looking at, I'm clueless about all this stuff.... and it's christmas time so I don't have a pot to piss in.... sooo I'm looking hopefully for a cheap easy solution.... I can tell you that the back lights (the ones on the truck) do not work I am assuming I have to replace those bulbs.... please help
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    Sounds like your battery is dead. You can go to one of the local auto parts stores (Pep Boys, Autozone, etc), and they'll do a free battery and alternator test for you.
  • hi have a 2001 camry i need help to find a fuse of the A/C interior lights i know where the fuse box are the one in the inside in the outside under the hood where is it and which one cause i know that one fuse can go to several things oh also i cant find the light to the cigarette lighter please help :confuse:
  • Automatic shoulder belt (driver side only) quit working and is stuck in the forward, released position. Door plunger detent switch still operates and controls the dome light. The passenger side automatic shoulder belt still operates and is tracking normally. No auditory sounds from the motor nor the track channel when the ignition is activated while doors closed. Fuses look fine. Thanks for the help, ">conFUSEd
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    Unfortunately, it's probably time to replace the belt and motor. This is a 1987-91, correct, so it's at least 15 years old.

    At least you can (and should) use the separate lap belt in the meantime.
  • Having the same problem w/ a 1995 Camry. When I shift to reverse, I blow the fuse and that kills my instruments, heater, and then electronic window controls. If it's a manual transmission, look into switching the Transmission Reverse Switch which is located on the front / top of the transmission case on the driver side (of the 1995 at least). This switch is activated when you shift into reverse and then activates the reverse light. I have other electrical problems with my reverse fuse system I believe, but this switch may help you and is a $40 part and easily swithced out by yourself. If automatic, the part is more expensive and a whole sensor thing (ie $350 +). Good luck. Also, don't be tempted to put in a higher amp fuse in the slot.
  • redjarredjar Posts: 1
    The other night I parked our 93 Camry then a little later my wife tried to start it. It would crank freely, but it did nor fire. later I found that the 30-Amp fuse at Am-2 was blown. I replaced it and current regersted on both sides of the fuse until I turned the switch on. Does any one out there have any answers to this problem and also what components this fuse supplies. thank you
  • raeoraeo Posts: 1
    Three hours after I pulled my Camry in the garage and turned off the ignition I went back to the garage only to find the car making a clicking noise and the side lights flashing. Thinking it must be my keyless security I got my keys and pushed the buttons to find they weren't working. I turned the ignition on in the car and it did not start but....the clicking noise and flashing lights did stop. When I turned the ignition back off the noise and lights started back up. I realized the same thing happened when I turned on the headlight switch (although the lights did not go on) or used any other electrical part. The noise and lights would stop. I traced the clicking noise to the relay and fuse box. There was also a clicking noise coming from a part that I cannot identify but it looks like a fan and has a cap over the middle (noise coming from behind the cap) and is on the passenger side of the car (there are two of these fan type things). I tried to unhook the battery cable but it was on too tight so I hooked up a battery charger to the cable and plugged in the charger. When I did this the horns started honking so I rapidly unplugged it(10pm at night and I didn't want to wake the neighbors).Although I know nothing about vehicles I can't stop thinking that it is something relatively minor and I hate to have it towed if I can at least start it myself. Anyone have any advice? Thanks. Img
  • I have a 1990 camry that is blowing the dome ligt fuse. does anyone have any idea as to where the short might be or what the cause is?
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 57,595
    You might drop the dome light and look for a pinched wire or some burned area on the metal of the light itself. If it's a real "short" it should blow the fuse even with the bulb out.

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  • I bought a replacement reverse light switch. A regular socket won't fit, since the switch has 2 wires coming out of the side. An open-end wrench won't fit because the switch is kind of recessed into the tranny. Do I need a special tool? Help? Sorry, I have a manual '84 Supra.
  • I just purchased a 1996 camry and I fear this may be the issue as well. Before I get crazy though, can you or anyone please tell me how to get the dome light out? I've tried a bunch of stuff including prying with a small screwdriver (which made marks on the plastic). Any help would be appreciated.

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 57,595
    sometimes you can pop just the lens part out and then you'll see screws to remove the entire assembly.

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  • Had the exact same problem show up in my '93 camry last night. And I have no idea where to go with it. If you find out anything do please let us know. Thanks!
  • bms611bms611 Posts: 4
    I was running a tire inflator off my cigarette lighter (probably not a great thing to have done in retrospect) and all was great for about 10 minutes, then it just quit. I suspected a blown fuse, but the fuse showed good. Also, according to the chart, the radio is on the same fuse, and it works.

    I'm guessing I just burnt out the lighter part, or there's a fusible link someplace that I don't know about that just serves the lighter.

    Does anybody know if there's a fusible link, or does anybody know if it's possible to just blow out the lighter?

  • 07xle07xle Posts: 177
    Like, have you considered the inflator is bad???
  • bms611bms611 Posts: 4
    No--I forgot to mention, no other accessories work when plugged into the lighter (phone chargers, radar detector)
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    What year, model, and trim?
  • bms611bms611 Posts: 4
    Sorry--new to these forums, so forgot to include basics.

    '95 Camry LE
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    Looks like the power feed is from the ignition key accessory position, thru a 15A fuse (fuse position#8), and then to the radio and lighter. If the radio works (assuming it's factory radio and nobody has rewired it to a different power feed), then you know the fuse is good, and it must be the wire going down to the lighter. You'll have to pull the wire off the back of the lighter, and check it for power. If it has power (with the accessory key position ON of course), then your lighter itself is bad. If no power, then your going to have to backtrack up the wire to where it splits off with the radio. Hoping the correct fuse size was in (15A), so that your wiring isn't burnt.
  • bms611bms611 Posts: 4
    Both the user manual and the fuse diagram next to the fuse box (the inside one below the instrument panel) show the lighter sharing the circuit with the radio. However, I will check as you suggest. Thank you for your time.
  • Please help if you know. I have no idea why all my door locks and windows not working. It does not have power to the main console on the driver side and neither door can control the power windows up or down, lock or unlock the door. I do check all the fuse boxes and none of them label "WINDOWS/DOOR LOCK"? So where is the fuse to check??? Is there an expert about 95 Toyota Camry out there can help solving this problem. Thanks in advance.
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    The electrical diagrams and diagnostic table, suggests to check:
    - Alt H - Fuse
    - P/V11 M -Fuse
    - Wiring Harness

    for the symptoms no window power, with also no door lock power.

    Good luck
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    Should also have told you were they are: The Alt H is the main 100A fuse up in the engine compartment, the M-Fuse is on the Junction Block#1 under the dash. Wiring could be anywhere of course, but I would typically look where the cable flex's on the drivers door when you open it. Usually a wiring flex problem starts surfacing as intermittently working.
  • Hello. Driving down the highway today and I suddenly lost ALL electrical power. The engine still ran until I got home. I have hazard lights, dome light, door lights and headlights. I have NO gauges whatsoever, no signals, no AC, no blower fan or rear defog, no radio or glove box light and the engine will not turn over. It sounded like a dead battery but I'm getting the odd electrical system. I disconnected the battery, cleaned the posts etc and hooked it back up. Still nothing. It's a 1993 Camry LE 4 cyl.
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    Sheez...what's going on with the Alt-H fuses today. Check the 100A fuse, under the hood, on top of the Left-Front wheel. Your headlights work, and are on the circuit before that fuse, everything else that you list not working are after that fuse.

    If it is bad, and you replace it....and then it blows again....get your car to the local AutoParts store to do a free battery and alternator check. Your alternator might be bad.
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