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Re: broken brake light 1997 toyota camry
Sounds like a bad bulb. the filament in the bulb will bounce around and reconnect its self sometimes. when it is out tap the lens with your finger tips if it illuminates replace the bulb and recheck. the problem may lay elsewhere, but this is a cheap easy place to start.
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the fuse is fine and the bulbs are good you should check with a test
light if power is being supplied to the terminals if the problem must
be reached in the brake switch is on the brake pedal. Thank good luck
It could be the relay, which is a yellow box located under the carpeting in the trunk on the left side. It is a problem common to your model. Also, check the brake switch's (behind the brake pedal) functionality (12V present with key at ACC or ON and continuity between wires when button engaged).
Had the same problem. I guarantee you it is a broken wire right where the wires are attached to the trunk hinge on the drivers side. Unwrap the wires(6 of them) and check them...one or all(like mine) are broken. Happens because of all the opening and closing of the trunk. Splice the wire(s) back together, re-wrap them and stick them back in the split plastic wire loom but don't attach them back to the hinge.
Is the top center light working (the light at the window)?? If not, check your brake light switch at the brake pedal. It may be damaged or needs adjustment. If the center light is still working, you will need to have the ground and leads checked at the brake lights. Hopefully this helps
If you find that all the rear brake bulbs are working...the problem is the sensor, located in the trunk, left side, behind the left side plastic wall (Removeable). It is a 2 X 2 cream colored box. Dealer only part. $80-$100 each. Have known 6 other Camry's to have a bad sensor box. Common problem.
replace window control switch.on driver side.if dash lights go out one by one.you have to replace dash board light bulbs you have to remove the bezel or instrument cluster.disable air bags before working on dash.change the brake light switch..
Does it work when you press the brake pedal? If so, sounds like you have a faulty bulbs. IF it doesn't work when brake pedal is applied I would check the fuse under the hood or left kick panel on the driver side.
try checking the switch located on the pedal it will be a bit of a tight place so if you have a work light and a mirror your in good shape check up at close to the top of the pedal there should be a small switch that should be attached to a part of the firewall it probably has come off there should be a little slide on clip or a screw to attach it . if the switch has come off make sure it works before you put it back on if it is in place and not broken then check your fuse for the brake/tail/turn light not sure if all on same fuse try the fuse first