Question about 2000 Toyota Camry
How do I remove the molded coverings surrounding the Fan Switch, Heat and Directions selectors so I can check the Fan Switch and why it won't work? Fan only works when selected to highest speed.
This is a typical symptom of a failed blower resistor. These have multiple taps for the different speeds but the highest speed just bypasses the resistor completely; that is why it still runs full-tilt.
That resistor may or may not be inside the passenger compartment and could be accessible from under the hood, probably mounted on the firewall or under plastic hoods covering part of the heater/AC exchangers.
I'd recommend buying a Haynes or Chilton manual for your car that should cover the location of that part and perhaps give you information on how to best access it. The books are $17-$30 US and available on line or at any auto parts store and will earn their keep pretty quickly.
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The backup lamps will light whenever the ignition switch is in the RUN position and the transaxle is in REVERSE. On older vehicles, this function was handled by a dedicated switch with a name such as the Neutral/Safety Backup Light Switch, or something similar. This switch was designed to keep the engine from starting in any gear except PARK and/or NEUTRAL. The switch contacts also activated the backup lights when the transaxle was placed in REVERSE.
On the vehicles covered by this manual, the backup lamp control function is part of an integrated switch called the Transaxle Range switch (sometimes also called the Park/Neutral Position or PNP switch). In addition to turning on the backup lights, the Transaxle Range switches primary function is to transmit to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) the driver's transaxle range selection. The PCM uses this information to control both engine and transaxle functions electronically.
The Transaxle Range switch is mounted externally on the transaxle. New service replacement switches come pinned in the NEUTRAL position and no adjustment should be necessary. Please note that if the switch requires adjustment, GM recommends that their special tool J 41545 Park/Neutral Switch Alignment Tool be used to properly adjust the Transaxle Range switch, if required.
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