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Toyota Camry Lighting



  • huntn1234huntn1234 Posts: 1
    My low beams dont come on! Highs and flash work. checked switch, relay, fuses, replaced bulbs! auto shut off does not work on high high beam indicator is not on lights indicator was on but no longer. there is 13.67 volts at low beam terminal on bulb socket on both . but still no low beams is there a different relay for low beams or a diff relay for the auto shut off? checked many plugs and connections. Please help!
  • ray_h1ray_h1 Posts: 1,134
    I assume you've checked filament continuity of both low-beam bulbs with an ohmeter. If you have positive battery voltage at the sockets and the bulbs are established as good by the above test, there's only one other electrical anomaly I can think of: a bad ground connection.
  • bodoggybodoggy Posts: 2
    I have 93 Camry whose backup lamps go on everytime the brakes are activated and not when the transission is in reverse, except if the brakes are being applied.
    Has anyone solved this problem?
  • penizzlepenizzle Posts: 104
    Our camry had a similar problem. Your problem is the brake light controler, a very common replacement on the 93's. It is located in the trunk behind the carpeting and trim on the left or right side of the trunk. Also, check to make sure you are using the proper bulbs. Actually do that first.
  • bildowbildow Posts: 100
    I have installed the HID head lights I paid $400.00 and it was easy to install I just plugged in the bulbs where the low beam light were and put the transformers using velcrow to hold them in place. The bulbs have no filament they run at about 12,000 volts using an arc to light up the lights and do work wow they light up the road like daylight. They are great in FOG AND RAIN they also are great in the mountains around curves etc. Expect to pay around $400.00 to $500.00 for the two lights and transformers.
  • The fog and reverse lights on my 1997 Automatic Camry have stopped working. When the main lights are turned on the fog indicator and R shift selector lights on the panel come on. When the car is driven with all the lights off, only the shift selector light for the position chosen shows on the panel. The fog and reverse bulbs appear sound. Any ideas?
  • Anyone change the license plate lights on 02 Camry? Book says dealer. It looks like I either need to take out the carpet on the trunk lid or pry open the plastic cover on the outside.
  • Hi,

    I have exactly the same problem on a 98. Also the auto shift is not working correctly when driving with the main lights on. Hope you have found the answer to the problem and can help me. If I find out I'll let you know.

    Ian Fegen
  • Did you find an anwser to the question of replacing lic. plate light bulb on a 02 camry? Thanks
  • Well, kind of. 02 LE and XLE (and probably 03-06) can just be snapped out. But I was at the dealer anyway and they said the SE has an additional cover. I don't know if they were able to snap it out or if they went through the trunk. It was only $15. Well worth it if you think about the possibility of getting pulled over.
  • I have an LE I am thinking the route is to go through the trunk, either way I would risk breaking something. As you said, 15 bucks is cool, I was thinking 50 and perhaps having to wait. Thanks for the feedback, I will contact local Toyota and reply if I have any news.
    Thanks again,
    Willabys :)
  • I have a 95 Camry and the front headlights keep burning out...high beams are fine. Low on money and have little knowledge about repairs but need to fix this...any ideas?
  • i have a 92 le with some headlight problems but you might check back in the trunk where the wire harnessruns along the the trunk hinge on the drivers saide there notorious for rubbing thru the wire insulation causing all kinds of havoc . it happened on mine. it was sobad that the brake wire was cut thru and so not only did i not have brake lights but no cruise control either.hope this helps
  • the wrecking yard will be able to tell you exactly what years interchange
  • I have a 98 Toyota Camry and the when I turn on the headlights on they are weak and fade with a minute to nothing. All of the lights are on and bright. If I turn on the brights just the right lamp comes on. The left lamp is brand new. It is also the one that I replaced three months ago and worked fine then went out again, So I replaced it and as soon as I put the new one in and this has started happening.

    Help will greatly appreciated
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    It is an electrical problem, not one of the light bulbs. Have your car diagnosed at a shop that works only on electrical problems, if you are not extremely competent in electrical matters. :)
  • cp44cp44 Posts: 12
    I just need to know what type of kit I should buy. I know Mccolluchs and Phillips are a good brand. The thing is that I have the daytime running lights and auto on feature for my headlights. I want to know if I install a HID kit that runs off the battery and uses a relay...will I lose that auto on feature?
  • drjamesdrjames Posts: 274
    No, auto on will be retained.... just make sure you buy a good kit, and keep in mind it will be an illegal mod. If you want the best look and performance, consider spending the extra and use a retrofit of projectors such as Acura's TSX/TL projectors. BTW, make sure the squirrel finders are covered up. and stick with brands like Phillips' bulbs, Denso's ballasts....
  • cp44cp44 Posts: 12
    what are squirrel finders?
  • drjamesdrjames Posts: 274
    Only applicable if you go the cheaper route and but a plug and play HID kit, using the OEM projectors. They have a couple of flaps that allow light to reflect upwards, for the purposes of illuminating street signs,etc... hence "squirrel finders", but if not closed up during a HID conversion, will cause significant glare to oncoming motorists. This in turn, if not causing some accidents or pissing other drivers off, will get the attention of passing police, with the increased likelihood of getting a ticket for illegal HID lights. Hope this helps.
  • cp44cp44 Posts: 12
    I was planning to get the kit that uses the OEM power source and not have it run straight off the battery. I am going to use it through my OEM projectors.
  • i was wondering if you had any pictures of how the mount looks like?
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
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  • rafalzrafalz Posts: 3
    I would like to do the same. I've noticed that many of the newer conversion kits are less than $200, or $300 at most. Have you done this yet? Where are those squirrel finders and how do I get to them? Fact is, in Michigan at least, people drive with such terrible lights, I don't know if the police will be much bothered by the lights. Any one else here with a conversion?
  • makotsmakots Posts: 1
    I have a 2004 Camry which has a problem with low beam headlights. The low beams lightup but seem very weak to the point now that I have to drive with the high beams on. Is this a fuse problem or bulb issue? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    Definitely not the fuses, could be the bulbs. Another possibility is that the aim is now incorrect. A third possibility is your alternator/battery. This last can be checked for free by an auto parts store like Advance or AutoZone.

    I assume the lenses are still clear (not cloudy or yellowed like some other infamous cars, like the Dodge Neon).
  • bigdadi118bigdadi118 Posts: 1,207
    I heard that the only legal HID is OEM installed by the car manufacturer. Any aftermarket HID conversion kits are ILLEGAL.

    I think the best is to get the brightest Halo & 100% legal. For example Sylvania has SILVERSTAR ULTRA which is closest to the HID and no need of any HID conversion kit. $10 rabate for a pair $39.99 model 9006SU, final cost $29.99 seems to be the cheapest to upgrade from OEM halo. They are much whiter & brighter lights.
  • Last week both of my low beam headlights stopped working. The brights still work. I looked at the fuses under the hood in the fuse box that is over the driver's side front tire. All of the fuses in that box looked fine. The owners manual says if you have the all the time on headlights there should also be a fuse box near the front of the hood on the drivers side. I can't find that fuse box. Has anyone else had this problem. I'm just assuming it is a fuse. Let me know if anyone else has had this problem and they think it is something else.

    Thanks in advance,

  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666

    Do you normally have daytime running lights on your car, or not? There are two different circuits, depending upon whether you have DRL.

    And can you tell me whether you have any low beam lights at all, in any headlight switch position...
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