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Toyota Camry Interior



  • uppaluppal Posts: 1
    I have the same problem with my Camry 2000 xle v6 where the rear seat belt(only the left rear seat belt, rest are fine) does not retract back. Its pulled all out and does not go back. I tried to pull more and see if it retracted back but it did not. Pls. advise me how I can get this problem resolved myself and not go to expensive dealers to rectify this problem.

  • cam2003cam2003 Posts: 131
    Do you notice any big play on driver's seat (non_power one) for Gen 5 Camry ?

    I have 0.5 to 1" moment while I tried to shake the headrest.

    I know there was TSB this issue for power seat.
  • jdunkinsjdunkins Posts: 1
    Does anyone know the procedure for replacing the bulb or bulbs which illuminate the dash instrument panel on a 1995 Camry? Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance
  • marc781marc781 Posts: 25
    Really solaraman you like the cloth? Maybe we can swap seats lol.
    I have the cloth and they are squishy and cushy, too cushy for me. Like an easy chair or even more soft. They are also not easy to keep clean.
    I like the leather seats in my wive solara. More firm but yes, sometimes hot or cold. But they dont absorb stains and easy to keep up. And her interior is black and a lot nicer to me, less glare or something. Oh well.
  • bperricobperrico Posts: 13
    I cannot see the clock on my car at this time. all other instruments light but not the clock I check the fuse box area but it does not show anything for clock fuse. does anyone have any other suggestions the only thing I can think of is the led lights went out on the clock for some reason. Thanks
  • ann17ann17 Posts: 1
    I am also having trouble trying to figure out how to replace the interior light bulb. I only see a tiny space to maybe put a small screwdriver in to pop it open, but am afraid of breaking the cover. Did you find out how to do it? Thank you for any help.
  • jodar96jodar96 Posts: 400
    You have to put a small flat blade screw driver in there to pry it open. You won't crack it. The bulb in my wife's RX300 (identical to Camry's design) went out twice in 2 years. You will scratch it a little, but won't break it. Just be gentle and use slow but steady force.
  • ray_h1ray_h1 Posts: 1,134
    A single layer thickness of cloth (handkerchief?) wrapped over the screwdriver blade might entirely prevent scratching the lens.
  • jodar96jodar96 Posts: 400
    There is not a whole of space for cloth, duct tape, masking tape over the blade.............
  • Hi,
    I'm looking at a 2002 Camry XLE to purchase, but noticed some play in the driver's power seat.
    I noticed your message #4688 concerning the same thing.
    Did you get any resolution, or, does anyone else know how to resolve this with the dealer. They seem to think there's
    no mechanical problem at all.
    Is this an easy fix?
    Thanks for Anyone's Help
  • cam2003cam2003 Posts: 131
    They did change the rails on my seat but it did not fix the problem.
    For your car with power seat, I believe there waw a TSB about this issue. With 2002 model, your 3 yrs warranty is expired and you have to pay for the fix.

  • Does anyone know how to change the bulb for my a/c control dash light? It doesnt light up with the rest of the dash board. Thanks
  • How can one replace the dashboard instrument panel light bulbs? This is for a 2000 Camry LE. Dealer said they'd charge $175.
  • Any answers to this question? The owner's manual does not have this information. Neither does They only talk of external lights and brake lights.

  • I turned on my car the other day an now my radio, clock, dome light and trunk light do not work. My car run fine other than these problems. Does anyone have any idea what is wrong and can I fix it myself? People keep telling me it's the fuse, but I do not know how to find that. Is it easy to change?
  • lraclrac Posts: 4
    The driver and front passenger door armrests on our 1999 Camry LE are bulging out, causing a gap around the window/lock switch plates. It seems that the foam core has separated from the hard plastic spine in the armrest, and a gap has resulted. I've looked at other '99's and have seen similar problems.

    Is anyone aware of a fix for this? (Everything still works fine; its a cosmetic problem but one that really detracts from the look of the interior)

    (This was originally posted in 2005 by but had no responses --- I have the same problem and am looking for a solution.)
  • bunobuno Posts: 1
    Hello. Realize this is a little out of time, but- read you message and wondered whether you might know this. The clock, cigarette lighter and radio simultaneously went out in my car. I'm trying to find the fuse box to test the fuse for this. The 95 camry manual says the fuse is in the driver side kick plate fuse box. I looked- found a single fuse and plenty of wires plugged in to a grid. Did you happen to find the fuse you were looking for- if so, was it the kick plate box? I'm still trying to locate the fuse. Feeling sort of dumb, but thanks if you have an idea.
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    I would say the only solution is replacement. Obviously, a new one is going to be costly. You could try salvage yards, but finding a good part and in a matching color could be difficult. Plus salvage yards these days seem to be geared to servicing body shops and insurance companies -- the days of pulling your own parts seem numbered. And to top it off, the yard may not allow you to pull off only the armrest; they may want to sell the entire interior door panel.
  • I have the exact same problem. I keep forgetting to ask the dealer to take it off when I go in. They have done this type of thing before for me in the past. I'll try to remember the next time.
  • 1995 Camry - do any of the repair manuals show how to replace the speakers in the front seat doors? I'll buy the manual if someone can point me to it. Thanks.
  • The sunroof on my 2005 Camry SE V6 does not open fully. I'm not sure if this is by design or if there is something wrong with it. When the button is pressed to open it, it retracts maybe 80% and then stops along with the sunroof cover. The cover can go back into the roof completely, but the glass does not retract completely into the roof. Is this normal? I have recently acquired this car so I am unsure of how it operates. It may be in the owners manual however I do not have access to it right now.
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    This is normal -- the glass doesn't open all the way. (I have an '04 LE with sunroof.)

    As an aside, if you ever have to disconnect or replace the battery (or the "Power No. 1" fuse in the lower left dashboard), follow EXACTLY the procedure for "initializing" the sunroof in your owner's manual once the battery or fuse is reinstalled.

    Ask me how I know this!
  • Thanks for the information 210delray.
  • shop4shop4 Posts: 17
    My daughter drives a 1997 Camry XLE with a factory installed sunroof. Last Spring it started leaking on the right side and did a good job of soaking the carpet in both the front and back. I removed the interior moldings and tried to clean out the foward drain. It seemed to work for a few months, but the leak is back. Can you recommend a reputable repair center that will not rip me off? Can you tell me how to fix this. We live on Long Island, NY.
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    Many newer sunroofs retract partially with an auto stop built in, for safety, both ways.

    Try activating the switch manually when it stops, and see if this does the trick. ;)
  • What ever happened to the Red and Blue interiors of cars? Why have auto manufacturers stopped offering those interior colors? The only current car to offer blue interior is the civic hybrid! WHAT HAPPENED?
  • Interior color choices are usually limited to light tan & light grey these days. I personally would like to see more black interiors.
  • but do u know why they no longer offer those colors?
  • Must be based on sales & marketing statistics. The old blue & burgundy plush velour interiors probably wouldn't sell in today's market.

    A lot of people want their cars to look like a Lexus or BMW...those cars only come with black, grey, or tan interiors. Also, much easier to mass produce only 2 or 3 interior colors.
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    The fewer options on interior colors, the more cost effective production is.

    Most select lighter interior color, like tan, with greens and reds, and darker colors with black interior. Some colors come with either back or tan/cream.

    It is merely a cost measure, not preferences of buyers. It is an option their research showed wouldn't make someone not buy, so it was removed to save money. Check out Mercedes for the four or five interior color options, but then you are paying $70,000 + for it. Sorry allcarscool, but mercedes offers many interior choices. ;)
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