Question about 1997 Toyota Camry
Bottom left on dash panel is an indicator light that looks like the top of the car and 2 red lines are coming out from each side where the rear lights are.
My 3rd rear light is working but I don't think the other 2 are.
They are also "hot" to the touch.
Only two things should normally activate the light:
Parking Brake engaged switch.
Low Fluid level in master cylinder.
I don't think you did any work to the Parking brake, but you should check it to be sure.
I believe that you would have double checked the fluid level, but please check it again.
Other things that could activate the light would be a worn or leaking master cylinder; improper brake fluid type; a damaged brake booster diphragm .
I have attached a link with excellent info on how a brake system works here.
Also, does the light always stay on, or only when you apply the brakes?
Posted on Jun 25, 2008
SOURCE: warning light on dasher
This is the taillamp failure indicator. You either have a burned out taillamp or a burned out brake lamp bulb(s). Please make sure when you check for inoperative brake lamps that you make sure that the brake lamp in the rear window works, also.
Posted on Oct 20, 2008
SOURCE: 2000 toyota camry check engine
wires are pinched and shorting together near the left (drivers side) trunk hinge. brake light power is feeding back through the reverse light wiring. this will also turn on the check engine light with a neutral safety switch malfunction code as the computer also sees this voltage in the reverse light circuit. Find and repair the wiring, pull the EFI fuse in the panel under the hood to clear the code. Hope this helps
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
Check for blown TAILIGHT FUSE. By not turning on the dash lights, you definitely know something is wrong. How long do you think it would be before another driver told you " your tailights are out ? " Hope this helps.
Posted on May 11, 2009
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
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