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Gas gauge, Low Beam Light, Door gauge...CELICA 2000 GTS

My problem start when my fuel gauge always state empty, I check the fuel sender and I got no current, so The problem appear to no be the sender unit. I have open the Body ECU and I haven't saw any short or open. All relays and Fuse are in good working conditions. I have track all problem bedside this and found that my low beam light aren't working and the door light neither. The sensors are working because when I open the door the alarm trigger. I have disconnect the alarm and their is no change. Their is a another relay that were'nt where the others are??? PLEASE I NEED HELP

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  • juanchy Oct 24, 2008

    1) I will check that....
    2) I haven't install anything, it doesn't have anti thief or remote start. It has a alarm but I don't know if was installed or come with the car, but I um-pluck it and don't change anything
    3) The car runs great, I turn on the car and the gas dimmer don't mark any gas, then latter the fuel light comes on. I have fill the tank and I still said empty. The dome light turn on when switch it "On" but If i switch to the door selection it doesn't turn on. The door light on the  cluster don't turn on (Its like the doors are always close) but if I open it with the alarm activate, the alarm triggers, so sensor are working property.

    THANKS for so fast help

  • juanchy Dec 24, 2008


  • juanchy Dec 24, 2008

    I have the same and exact issue, I ended replacing the Body ECU and all works like a charm. I track-down the problem and its probably that the alarm installation use the 12V+ to trigger the lights directly as the alarm went on, of this car you have to use the Ground to trigger it. YEAH Now I can know how much of gas I have, it was a really pain estimating all weeks....:wiggle:

  • Jamex_507 Jan 27, 2009

    Hi there..i got the same problem here with my fuel gauge..My fuel gauge always state empty even i fill the tank..when i start the engine there are no fuel indicator seen..after a few second the fuel warning light start to central lock also not working..the problem come at the same time with the fuel gauge..i have check the fuel tank and fuses..all are in good working condition..i also disconnect the alarm system but there is no change..i have dismantling the meter board and i haven't saw any open or short far the car still can be drove..only the fuel gauge and the central lock problem..for your info my car are using Apexi RSM meter and turbo timer..i haven't disconnect that effected with my problem? any decision to solve it? Hope to hear from you soon..Thanks

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    Using a 10 millimeter socket, loosen and tighten the bolts that holds the door switches to the body; under the rubber black cap. Advise if the dash "door" light illuminates, and the dome light operates in the "Door" position.

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    1.) You will NOT have "power" in the fuel sending unit, it is rersistance to ground/earth.

    2.) Do you have any aftermarket electics installed...remote start, anti-theft? Etc?

    3.) Please clarify exactly what does not work. Does the engine start? Please give me as much info as possible so that I may solve your problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.


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i paid a friend to do it because it's a lot of work! if you haven't already treid to or got it done just know that when my friend did it; it took him like 8 hours (he'd never done one on a celica, but had done them on american cars) so if your not familiar with it... not a good idea to do alone. I watched him do most, but i'm not the best to talk to about it.(plus i have a 2000GT) Some of the parts that i can remember that he took out to get to the clutch were the front driver's side tire, the axel on the same side, ....some other parts in there....and ALSO parts on top...the intake also had to be taken out just to have enough room to do the job. parts are cheap...just ask for a clutch kit at auto zone or whatever. around $150. another random tid bit that might help is make sure to tighten the engine mounts really good afterwards or else it will jump around in there when you turn it on and cut it off. buy gear oil before you start as well because you will need to put some in after the new clutch is in. i will need to put the car on a real lift... you need a lot of space underneath and on top to work. and most likely two people. well hope some of this helped.

Posted on Sep 06, 2008


Hi Rich Million,

Check the bulbs for the low beam problem and if they're ok, check the fuses under the bonnet (hood) which are found in the fuse box. If you've already checked those, go to the fuse box inside the vehicle.

Still no luck....remember that there are fuses and relays inside the cabin behind the kick panel.....You may find that there is a problem with the main fuse box.....If you drive over rough terrain, check the connections under the main fuse box....even if your roads are all smooth, it's still worth checking.....

Regards Johngee10

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It appear to be a mayor short, you have check all fuse, all got current???

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I have e-mailed you 2 .pdf files, one is the complete headlamp diagram, and the other is the relay locations. Please advise if you need further assistance.

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check all fuses with test light in cab and under bonnet.

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