Question about 2007 Toyota Camry
Unfortunately, that's all it takes to draw a battery down to the point that you can not start your car the next day. This is especially true if your battery is not new and the car is not in a heated space when it is cold outside.
You'll need to determine what is causing the lights to remain on. Sometimes, it can be something as easy as a switch on the dashboard or light itself that is in the wrong position. A common type is a switch that over rides the normal operation of the light - keeping the light on or off all the time. Check around the bezel of the light for this switch and change the position of it. The same holds true for the dashboard. Many have dimmers to adjust the brightness of the dash lights & electronics. If the dimmer is adjusted too far it will turn on the cabin lights. Check it to be sure it is not adjusted fully "up". It is also possible that something connected to your car's cigarette lighter or power port is drawing power, too. Don't forget to check those.
Next, are the door switches. Near the hinge on the car (not the door), is a plunger type switch. When the door is open, the plunger sticks out. When the door is closed, the door edge presses the plunger in. Look at all the door openings - including any hatchback - for these switches. Press them in one at a time by hand to see if you can find one that isn't working correctly. Have any found not to be operational checked and replaced as needed by your mechanic.
Lastly, some cars have a special body controller that operates the lights, radio and other electronics based on any number of different situations. This can be more difficult so solve and potentially more costly to repair.
I hope this helps and good luck!
Posted on Oct 26, 2012
First check the battery voltage with engine off you should have at least 12-12.5 volts it not then replace the battery.Then check your battery voltage with engine running it should be 13-14.7 volts.Anything less than 13 volts replace the alternator.
Posted on Oct 26, 2012
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 01, 2015 | 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jan 16, 2013 | Dodge Caravan Cars & Trucks
Jun 25, 2012 | 2003 Honda CR-V
Now connect an small light between the + terminal and the clamp. Put the clamp on a rag so it can't touch the sheet metal. If any drain is present the light will glow. Or you can check the amount of drain with an small ammeter. An drain of 1-2 Watts can be tolerated. Next pull the fuse for the mechanic clock and the radio. Still any current flowing (light on)?
Ok, so you really have a problem. Now start pulling the fuses in the fuse box one by one until the light goes off. This is the circuit in which the problem lies. Check your manual or the indications in the cover of the fuse box to see which systems are connected to that fuse.
The next steps depend on the systems concerned. Try disconnecting each one of the parts connected in the circuit. Again it's the same - when the light goes out you've found the problem.
Even better than a light bulb is an buzzer. Many people have one of those annoying little rascals lying around. Use it. good-day !
Mar 24, 2012 | 2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Feb 22, 2011 | 1999 Chevrolet Express
Nov 21, 2010 | 2004 Infiniti FX35
Oct 08, 2010 | 2000 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Jul 20, 2010 | 1991 Buick Park Avenue
Jan 24, 2010 | 1979 Lincoln Mark V
Nov 02, 2009 | 1995 Ford F350
49 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!