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1991 Toyota Camry tail lights do not work

The tail light fuse blows when I turn the lights switch to parking lights. I have checked all bulbs. I disconnected the wiring connector for tail lights at the trunk (to eliminate wiring at trunk to lights) and fuse still blows. Is there a tail light relay in this car - and where is it? Or is it pretty much have ro be the switch - is there a trick to get to the switch (assuming the wires are not shorted somewhere)?

All other lights, electical stuff works.

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Check the relay first, if there is a relay, and that is the problem , then just replace it.

If this is no a relay problem, the most likely is that you have a short in the light switch on the instrument panel, this is particularly common if the switch is placed on a stick on the instrument panel.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

In most electrical wiring and other than the tailights, parklight switch also engages the front parklights as well as the instrumentation/gauges/dashboard lights. A fault in the wiring of any of these would result in the fuse blowing.

Additionally to check would be the green wire along the steering column, dark green in the driver's kick panel (in a clear plug below the fuse box). Wires may have been frayed, pinched or the insulator/rubber coating stripped or burned.

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Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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There seems to be an electrical short with in the switch itself. i would replace the whole switch Assembly.

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Hi!

Please see this diagram for the relay---

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Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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    Rylee Smith Feb 14, 2009




    Lamp Relays are located in the dash behind the glove box.

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Feb 14, 2009

    Also, check your fusebox. There maybe a short out in the fusebox, actually the wiring harness for the lights.

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First check the green wire.
and let me know.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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