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2002 Toyota Echo Lights Stuck in On Position.

Standard USA-spec model, manual transmission. It acts like a stuck headlight relay, but this model does not appear to use one? Changing positions of headlight switch, even disconnecting it from its harness, does not turn off the headlights. This impacts headlights only, no taillights or parking lights come on unexpectedly. I can remove the under-hood fuses to avoid killing the battery, but that's the only successful disconnect I have found so far. Possibly a short on the + side of the circuit somewhere, but before the fuses?

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SOURCE: Tail light fuse keeps blowing. I have traced the

Are the bulbs out of the sockets and the fuse blows?
Take bulbs out and check again
Place one back at a time if fuse was OK with bulbs out to locate bad bulb.
Otherwise.......
Do this........if still needed with bulbs out and fuse blowing.
Put a circuit breaker in to replace the fuse of the same amperage.
It will trip off then back on.
Use a standard cheap magnetic compass........place along lighting wiring........the wire with current will cause the needle to jump as circuit breaker trips on and off.
Follow path of current to problem.....the compass will stop moving once past the shorted /grounded wire/connection.

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SOURCE: 1986 Toyota Pickup Instrument lights and tail lights out

Even though the relay is activated,I assumed you checked the out put?Also,You checked the voltage at the light sockets?With a meter,or test light ,check the fuse for the cluster lps,adjust them to dim,and to bright,the meter should act accordingly on the fuse.If it does not,replace the dimmer control,or head light switch,witch ever controls them.This may allow continuity to the tail lights as well.If the fuse is dead for the cluster lights,replacing the dimmer control,or head light switch will solve the problem,or,from another fuse ,supply voltage to the cluster lp fuse,one that is only hot with the key on,cause if you do this the dash lights will come on,every time you run the vehicle,day,or night.

Posted on Dec 20, 2009

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