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Toyota Camry Interior

ong2000ong2000 Posts: 19
edited May 2014 in Toyota
I have a 97 Camry. Can some one tell me how to replace the interior light bulb? I can't find any screw at the interior light. Please advise, thank.


  • blackgreenblackgreen Posts: 1
    Hey, could anyone tell me where can I find Camry LE V6 2003's wood dash trim cheaper than dealer?
  • andrelaplumeandrelaplume Posts: 934
    I have the light grey carper mats in my 2002 Camry---they get dirty quick so I went on a hunt for Rubber mats for the winter season. I found a set of 4 at Sams Club the fit the Camry incredibly well. They were actually labelled as truck or SUV mats. The passenger front needed know trimming at all and covered almost the exact area as the OEM carpet mats...even more so. The drivers side needed atrim where the trunk release is....the mat had a cut out lineright in that exact spot though! These are heavy rubber with deep notches to hold in the water and dirt. It was a great deal.
  • ficklefickle Posts: 98
    I bought the Costco all weather mats but the ones for passenger cars. They didn't fit well enough so I returned them. I just have to get the SUV ones! Thanks!
  • jtbruinjtbruin Posts: 40
    I've been looking to get some all-weather mats, thanks for the info! btw, do you place them over your carpeted ones or do u just replace them?
  • andrelaplumeandrelaplume Posts: 934
    I took my carpet ones out and cleaned them...good idea though...shojuld have put them back under the rubber ones!
  • Hi andrelaplume, What color did you get at Sam's Club? I could only find the Tan color at the club and they are made by Kraco. I am looking for the gray color to match with my phantom gray/stone color.
  • I have a Camry SE V6. I didn't get the leather package because then I would have to pay extra for other things I didn't want (like CD Changer and side/curtain airbags). I have the sports fabric inside. Not bad. But lint, dust, and hair sticks to it. It shows up because the fabric is dark gray.

    I am just wondering if Toyota has the leather kit available and whether they would install it. Would like to know the price for it too if there is such a kit. I have seen people putting on aftermarket leather kits onto the Camry SE. Seemed to fit well. Just didn't like how plasticky it looked. It also had some letterings written on it too. TRD or something else. Too fancy for my taste. So if Toyota offers a kit that is EXACTLY the same as the leather seats I would've gotten if I had paid for the leather package, I would definitely buy it if the price is right.

    If anyone knows of such a kit, I would like to know if it's easy to install and whether it would be exactly the same as the genuine factory leather I would've got.

  • lok888lok888 BostonPosts: 1,788
    I agree. The sport seats are very easy to attract lint and hair on my 03 SE. It is just keeping me busy on auto detailing. I don't think you can find it from Toyota OEM parts. Maybe you can, but it will be costly. I looked at ebaymotors last week and saw the leather seats kit (gray or charcoal) from $400. They recommended you have the auto upholstery guy to do it because you have to remove the seats and the existing seat covers. I think the kits is included the side door panel.
  • The instrumentation lighting for the SE is a orange/amber color. If I wanted to change the color to blue does anyone know if this is even feasible?
  • lok888lok888 BostonPosts: 1,788
    I have the SE also. I think the orange dash light is just fine. Nice work for Mark's Toyota. I also heard that Sylvania Silver Star bulbs don't last very long. slov98 - Trust me. You will find the MTEC as bright as the PIAA but cost much less.
  • Hi on my 99 camry I went to get in and the door seal has started to fall off it looks like its rotting away. I only have 50K on it and also its been garaged except when at work. I was wondering when you put it on do you use glue also in the groove? Also do you have to get the seal at Toyota or does anyone know an aftermarket place that sells them? Thanks
  • hi,
    I was wondering as to how you can polish the birdseye maple dashboard. What is a good product I can use? I have a 2005 camry XLE.

  • bd21bd21 Posts: 437
    It's permanently sealed, so it's not meant to ever need polishing. Just wipe it with a clean cotton cloth.
  • cutedhcutedh Posts: 31
    Hi..How do you clean the leather seats in the car? Also, what kind of leather does Toyota use? I believe Hondas use Scottish leather. Not sure though.
  • lmkwinlmkwin Posts: 5
    anyone have any experience with aftermarket leather for the interior? i am looking at buying cloth and upgrading to leather as the options packages will not allow me to get leather in an XLE without a moonroof (ridiculous) or waiting for many months and paying through the nose for it.


    also interested in getting wind/rain guards for the passenger doors. anyone know anything about the benefits/ advantages of the inside mount vs the outside mount?
  • Hi, 'bought a 2005 Camry XLE with leather seats and leather trim. I need help telling leather from vinyl so I can use the correct cleaner/conditioner. Thanks all.
  • I have an SLE also, with 'full' leather interior.

    In order to save money, what they do is they only construct PART of the interior (i.e. seats) in leather, and the rest they do in vinyl. They also do this in home furniture as well, so you have to INQUIRE and look at the tags when shopping for home stuff. The term they use is "leather match".

    What they do is they construct the parts that TOUCH your body out of leather, and all other parts are vinyl.

    If you look closely at the seat you will notice a very slight difference in color/texture. This is true for the rear seat as well as the front buckets. A good place to start is to look at the BACKS of the bucket seats. Those parts are vinyl.

    I really would've PREFERRED to have CLOTH. I regret it now. My sister just bought a 2005 Camry SE and custom ordered it. She got the cloth seats and I think they're great. What I hate about the leather is: cold in the winter, hot in the summer. I don't give a darn about the "image" it might make, I want comfort.

    On my next car I will make cloth interior a priority and custom order the car if necessary.
  • jamisontjamisont Posts: 4
    its been a while but anyway..
    I found a site that offers learther trim set for Camry (LE, XLE and SE)
  • cam2003cam2003 Posts: 131
    Unfortunately, that is only for 2005 model !
  • myra1myra1 Posts: 1
    I was trying to figure out how to change the gage lights to my 2000 solara and found out that it is a little more complicated than I thought. Actually, I don't even know if it is the light bulb that needs to be changed or a color plate. Also, I am on my second Solara (Have had both a 4cyl and a 6) and noticed that the gas mileage is not that good. Anyone else noticed this? If anyone knows anything about the dash lights, it would be greatly appreciated!
  • jdeibjdeib Posts: 70
    A few years back, I saw someone's website that showed how he converted his dash lights ton a 2002 Camry SE to be a different color. It was quite involved, and this person was quite creative in how he solved it. I think I bookmarked that page, but if I did, it is on the computer in my office. If I have it, I will post the link tomorrow.

    Good luck.
  • ajnyajny Posts: 6
    I have a LE w/ Side airbags. The Salesman told me that the dealer (or I ) can not install (leather) seat covers, since the seats have side air bags in them. Is this true ?
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    This is true -- see your owner's manual. The seat-mounted side airbags are designed to deploy through the existing seat upholstery. If you change or cover the upholstery, the airbags will not deploy properly. Any modifications should only be done by a Toyota dealer, and for liability reasons, I doubt any dealer would go ahead.
  • riperriper Posts: 1
    This is the first time I have had the dark gauge cover on a car 2005 Camry. All other gauge covers have been clear and I clean them with plastic polish and soft cloth when they get covered with dust etc. I have never had any scratches.

    The dark/black plastic I assume would be cleaned the same way. I can really see a lot of dust on the cover after 2 weeks of ownership
  • 2000er2000er Posts: 2
    Hi all,
    I have a 2000 camry le with about 63k miles in it. I got the car at abt 48k miles one and half years ago. In that period the rear seat rarely got used. But when it was used recently, one of the rear seat belts got extended and does not retract. Is that a common problem and could it be fixed easily.
    Do I have to go to a mechanic? and how much does it usually cost?
    Any thoughts and suggestions appreciated.
  • loucapriloucapri Posts: 214
    try to pull the seat belt all the way out, (pull as far as it can go) then slowly release it, it should retrack to normal position.

    (if you pull it while retracking, it should lock in place)
  • sn1ckosn1cko Posts: 9
    I have an '02 Camry LE V6, and as with everyone else's Camry, the only light which goes on when the doors are open is the little dome light on the ceiling. I wanted to know if anyone has installed some additional lights under the dash (foot area) to turn on/off with the dome light. Also, where does the dome light wiring end?
  • The interior dome light bulb in my 99 Camry burned out. There is no obvious way to get the plastic cover over the bulb off. I'm scared that I'll break the plastic cover if I force it off. Anyone have any advice on changing the dome light bulb?
  • haefrhaefr Posts: 600
    What does your owner's manual instruct about changing out the dome lamp bulb? ;)
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