92 Celica ST model. Exposed wiring in running lights.
Hello, I found some exposed wiring in the running lights and before I could get them fixed with electrical tape, or similar, the exposed wiring hit a solid metal surface and shorted out the running lights. I'm fairly certain it's blown a fuse or shorted a relay but I can't find the proper fuse box or relay that controls this. Do you have a schematic for the wiring/fuse boxes with description? Thanks, Stan
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Re: 92 Celica ST model. Exposed wiring in running...
The fuse box in under the dash, up high, close to the drive-side inner fender. You cannot see it if you are NOT laying in the driver side footwell looking upo to the left.... it is rectangular, about 3-4 inches long x 2 incles wide. Possibly a black or cream coloured cover.
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Check around the tail lights for rust. There is a dead short somewhere. Could be on the drivers side under the strip just inside the door on the floor. Usually you have to take four to five screws out to expose the wiring. I found one time where the left foot would rest that the wires were rotten causing a short. Electical problems are not fun. Happy hunting.
I would start, since it is cold outside by checking to make sure the battery is in good shape. If it is not, it will run but when the cold comes it will eventually not turn over. Note: Turning on the lights to see if they are bright is not a good check for the batteries abilty to crank the car. If you have a Checker or Autozone or other auto parts store see if they can test your battery for you.
With the sudden stop starting I would also suspect possibly the fuel pump or the pump relay.