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No brake lights, fuses keep blowing and wont shift


Thank you for your response. I have inspected the visible areas for chafed wires and not seeing any issues. Could you give me a little info about the shift lock control switch, the shift lock solenoid, and the shift lock control ECU. Could any of these three be my problem? Do you know what years and which other model cars would use the same shift lock components, I was told camry, celica, paseo, tercell, corolla and possibly even the lexus 300's may use the same parts? Please help me I dont know whats next..

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  • guzillas Nov 06, 2008

    Thank you very much. I disconnected both lights and did not bow fuse. I hooked up Left side only and fuse did not blow again, when I hooked up right side only fuse blew as soon as I apply brake or turn lights on. So you were correct and narrowed it down to the right side lights, harness and wires. All wires, harness, plugs and connections all look good. When I looked at bulbs all filliments were good but I wasnt able to take the bulb out. I forced it out, the contacts on the bulb were melted together and melted to the contacts of the socket causing the short. I had a problem trying to replace just the 1 socket but in the end I took the socket apart, and was able to find a new contact and spring at a local part store and replace it for $2.30 alot better than $50 bucks for the entire harness. I thank you very much for making me backtrack and look at the taillamps again. Now I know to better make sure to inspect bulb connectors as well as wiring, plugs, and filliments. Thank you for helping me and saving me time and money on the shift lock components in the center console.

    Thank you,


  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    I will be glad to explain all of that to you, but at this moment, I do not believe that those items are the root of your problem. Let's narrow down the issue.

    Try this:

    DISCONNECT the wire connectors at both of the taillamps.

    Replace the fuse.

    Try it again.

    We need to isolate the cause of your problem. Diagnosis is the key here.

    Please advise if the fuse continus to blow.



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