Question about 1998 Toyota 4Runner
When I got in to my car today, I was unable to shift out of park and my brake lights would not turn on. I eventually found the problem was a blown fuse, but when I replaced it and tried the brakes, it immediately blew the new fuse. I figure that I have a short somewhere in the system. What are the places where I am most likely to find the short, or what is the best way to find that short? Also, is there a wiring schematic for the system anywhere on the internet?
Try this. same for 98-02
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: dead stereo...
I will bet that you have a short circuit at the cigar lighter/power socket. I have observed this many times. Cell charger adaptors are not the "exact fit" for the Toyota lighter sockets. The power prong sometimes gets bent, from the adaptor, and shorts out to the outer case of the socket. Unplug the lighter plug & try another fuse.
I am reasonably confident that tis is your issue. Hope this helps you out.
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
I would look for a wiring short in the trunk at the taillamp area, or, inspect the sockets for the taillamp bulbs for corrosion. In any case, you have a short circuit in the trunk area, also check the wire that comes from the body & goes up the trunk hinge on the driver side; that wire may be chafed, and it may be shorting out. Hope this helps; please get back to me if you need any further assistance.
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
You have a ground issue.Current from another circuit is running through the lights to get to ground. this causes them to burn out quickly.You need to do a real detailed visual check.A good component wiring diagram and component locator is a requirement here.
Posted on Nov 26, 2008
I had the exact same problem. It is the fuse for the brake lights ( a red 10 amp fuse) that is blown. It was the wiring in the trailer that caused it to blow. Replace that fuse and it will work perfectly!!
Posted on Apr 12, 2009
SOURCE: no brake lights
Hi my Name is Marcus . I have a 99 toyota corolla and i have problems with the brake lights . I have change the bulbs . I have check my fuses , i have also change the brake pad switch . I was told that i to change the brake switch with a part for Toyota Dealership . Plz help me
Posted on Jun 22, 2010
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