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Hi Earl, I do not believe there is a relay for the stop lights. Make up a test lamp and inspect the power supply from the brake light switch through to the rear lamp clusters. You will notice that the circuits connect to the lamp failure unit (When standing behind the vehicle, it is usually found on the right side, behind the carpets of the trunk (boot) and mounted on the inner frame adjacent to the right hand lid hinge.) If power is reaching, check for earth connections of the brake lights. Happy new year and regards John
Posted on Jan 06, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Lok in the trunk on the left side, behind the carpet for a small plastic box with a bunch of wires going to it. Look to see if there is brake light powe coming in with the pedal depressed. If so, and no power is coming out, you need to order and replace the "taillamp failure sensor".
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
SOURCE: 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY BRAKE PROBLEMS
Check the trunk wire harness right by the left side trunk lid hinge for broken wires. This is a common problem on these cars. If the wires are broken you will have to repair them. The best way is to add short lengths of wires to the breaks and solder them back together. Use electrical tape to recover the harness.
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
open the trunk and look up along the top of the bumper and you should see two screws / nuts that secure the light assembly.
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
It could be the relay, which is a yellow box located under the carpeting in the trunk on the left side. It is a problem common to your model. Also, check the brake switch's (behind the brake pedal) functionality (12V present with key at ACC or ON and continuity between wires when button engaged).
i hope this helps
Posted on Oct 26, 2009
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