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Likely bad ground to other terminal of headlamp.

Posted on Dec 15, 2014

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SOURCE: Dim headlight

This is always caused by a loose or corroded headlight ground wire, check around the head light for a wire screwed to the sheet metal or radiator support.

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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Pull the headlight switch and check for a burned connector, this will cause a poor connection and in turn dim headlights or no lights.

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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SOURCE: the headlights are very dim. not much difference

Have you checked the alignment? Park the car in front of a wall and check the lights direct generally horizontally in front of the car. It may be that they are shining up into the sky making it seem like they are dim.

Headlight bulbs can be lots of different types, xenon, halogen, but never LED. Sidelights are a lot less brighter, they can be simple argon bulbs to LEDs, or even Cold Cathode

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Hi. The driver side headlight is dim while the

The driver side headlight is dim. This is caused by loose
ground contact of the headlight ground terminal. Have
a check on this by tightening it up or reconnecting to
good ground (chassis).

Posted on Nov 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Daytime Running Lights Inoperative 2002 Toyota Camry

[Information] For a 2002 Toyota Camry, the Daytime Running Lights (DRL) operate utilizing the High Beams (inner Lamps closer to the center of the vehicle front) at a reduced power.

[The troubleshooting process:] Review the Owner's Manual and ensure the test configuration matches the following criteria:
1. According to the 2002 Toyota Camry Owner's Manual (Check your Owners Manual):
"The DRL system will make your headlights come on at a reduced brightness when:
The light switch s in the "DRL" position.
The ignition is on with the engine running.
The headlight switch is off.
The parking brake is released."


2. Set the Test Conditions according to Step 1 above.

3. Check the headlight bulbs to ensure they are not burned out. If one burns out, there is a fair chance that the other would have burned out at the same time. Replace as necessary. In this case, if the high beams operate, the DRLs should also operate.
4. Test the system, ensuring the step 1 conditions are set. (Engine running, Multi-function Switch on Turn Signals in "DRL" position, headlight switch off (repeating what the manual says -- it should be obvious that in the "DRL" position, the headlight switch should be off / do not have the switch positioned to "High Beam"), and the Parking Brake "off").
5. If DRL lights do not work, check the engine compartment Fuse and Relay Box. there is a 5 Amp DRL fuse -- replace it with the spare. Test (step 4).
6. If it does not work, swap around or replace relays -- there are three (3). Any one of them could be bad (stuck or burned out). Test (step 4).
7. Other less likely possible issues could be that the Multi-function Switch is broken or a connection / wire is broken. [Beyond the scope of this process.]


My problem was that the test configuration did not have the engine running and parking brake off - Step 1. Problem solved with much thought, repetitive tests on the vehicle and going back to the basics -- what does the Owner's Manual say and where are the applicable fuses and relays located?

Posted on Jan 01, 2012

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