Lights on dash fade, also trunk/gas lever won't operate
For a little while now I noticed the digital clock would dim and eventually fade out altogether and then come back on. Recently, the A/C temp dial was doing the same thing when the lights were on. I could tap it and it would light back up. The other day I popped my trunk using the lever and noticed it had a lot of slack is how I would describe it. Today I went to get gas and both levers aren't working.
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The fuse in postion 32 (15 Amp) in the box under the dash by the steering wheel also powers your cigarette lighter and radio also powers the clock. If only the clock is dead then it is not a fuse issue. This is a very common problem with the 96-05 Corolla clocks. The clocks are very prone to internal failure. I offer a reasonable repair service with a lifetime guarantee, check it out: www.autoclockrepair.com There is a bunch of useful info there. Drop me an email if you have questions, thanks!
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I let someone drive my car and the lights were left on overnight - then when I drove it at night my radio, clock and lights would surge on and off - the next day it wouldn't start easily, we had a local auto parts store read our codes and they checked the battery and alternator - after I replaced the battery, we noticed there was still a light on without the car turned on - anyway now the lights are back in automatic off and the car runs normal. Wish I would have checked if any lights or overhead lights were left on first before I got the new battery.
the dash dimmer turned down? i guess you mean parking lights and dash dimmer, is dead in clock. but is it dead in the whole dash? if the dash is dimming and the clock dim lamp is dead (park) then its bad. (check fuses in all cases first)
Alternator. Have it tested with a voltmeter while on the car and running. Or take it off and have it tested. The current to run the car and the accessories is from the alternator when the engine is running. The battery light coming on alerts you that the alternator is not doing its job.
open the door interior light will be on put the vehicle ignition in run postion dash lights will be on operate the window switch up and down look at dome light if it is dimming a little when operating switch window motor is no good if not remove the switch and check power at switch if none the boot between the body and door has a broken wire
This is the location of your BcM or Body control Mod. This controls all the things you are talking about. Lights, flashers,door locks trunk lock, that clicking you are hearing is a relay turning something on. So Lets say you are driving and it starts to get dark your BcM will change your driving lights to full night time mode, turning lights on, on your dash. Now you have Bright and dim functions. There is a sensor in the dash up front in the windshield that senses dark/light and does this. That is what you hear, a relay in your BcM clicking off/on some function of the car.
You have probably got a dead short somewhere in the system. Not often but on a rare occasion when a bulb blows is will cause a dead short. Look at all the lights that are associated with that system. Replace the bulbs that are not working or ones that are dimly glowing. I suspect it may be in the sunvisor or trunk considering those are the two things that are causing you problems