Question about 1997 Toyota Avalon
Car is a 97 Toyota Avalon. The problem is that I started the car this morning and pushed the button for the AC, the AC wasn't turning on and the button wasn't lit. It worked when I got out of class the day previous. Checked the fuse panel under the dash next to the steering wheel and found out none of the areas referring to the fuses said AC or Blower. Went through all the fuses and found one blown referring to the HEATER (10 amp) and replaced it, within seconds of turning on the car and pushing on the AC button (the button light did turn, as did the AC fan did blow air) the fuse blown again. Can you give me an idea of where to start looking or a solution, please...
When a fuse keeps blowing it can only be one of two causes. either the consumer is loading the circuit too much due to a bearing problem or rusty component, or there could be a short circuit to ground. disconnect the blower motor plug connector and turn your a/c on like normal. if it blows the fuse again, replace the blower fan motor. if not, start checking the wiring for any exposed copper that might touch the ground-negative.also inspect all the plug connectors for water damage and corrosion.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
save yourself the hassle , buy yourself a momentary 12volt switch drill a nice clean hole on your driversside dash and re-wire your horn to it, all the screwing around you'll do to figure out why toyota makes cheesy horn contacts you could have your problem fixed..
on one side of the switch you should run a wire that is a 12volt switched +
on the other side I would run another side run a new power wire to your horn
leave your horns stock ground and just replace the HOTLINE ..
you could even go as far as installing a la cou ca racha horn to bring back that 70's Lowrider feel lol
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
In the car trunk, there may be a electrical relay box behind the panel on the left side. It is usually no bigger than 4 inches by 4 inches and yellow in color. This is present in 1987-1991 Toyota Camrys and is generally not in most repair manuals. This yellow electrical relay box may have burnt out. Best place to pick one up at an inexpensive price is at the car wrecking or salvage yard. It is very expensive at the dealer. It is easy to replace with no special tools required. I have done this on my 1991 Camry,
Posted on May 11, 2009
Check your fusible links, you likely blew the ALT 100A fusible link. They are located in the fuse centers behind the battery.
They look like oversized square fuses with windows on top. You can usually visually inspect the damage through the clear plastic top, you can also pop the top off for a better look.
Note that most of them are bolted in from below so verify that before you go pulling on them!
The ALT 100A link controls your charging, headlight, fans. defogger, taillight, illumination, alarm, and keyless entry to name a few, and is the most likely culprit.
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
I had the same issues. Dash dead, tail lights dead. Fuses were fine, Dimmer relay was fine...So I got to the Tail Light Relay.
Removed the glove box, one screw on the right. Reach up (above the space where the glove box 'area' would be and there are 3 or 4 relays all sitting on top of a junction box. All of them were loose. I pushed them in...and voila! I was getting scared after the obvious.
Posted on Jul 21, 2012
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