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The lamp failure switch for rear lights

I've changed the switch twice ($287 for one) but still gets blown. could this be a wiring problem. i changed all the bulbs, ironically they only light when i step on the brakes

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  • Stacy Camalieri
    Stacy Camalieri Jan 21, 2009

    On my 2000 Camry, the wire harness going to the back tail lights is a bad set up. When you open your trunk, you stretch the wire harness and it tears the wires and that is where your short is. My Camry did the same thing.
    Good Luck,
    Mario


  • Christopher Lipscomb
    Christopher Lipscomb May 11, 2010

    Need more info, sounds like a wiring reversed problem, you will need wiring diagrams and schematics if it is that bad, but if only two items are switched you may be able to match wire colors. Fuse may be to big for switch and letting too much power thru to switch and not protecting it.

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The wiring problem is on the left side of the trunk lid. Follow the wires down the left side arm, and remove all of the tape on the witing harness. There you will find brioken/shorted wires. Thisis a very common problem. Just reconnect and insulate the bare wires, and you will be OK.

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