Fuse block in my 1999 corolla short and headlight not turning off.
Smelled burning. Previously turn signal looks problem, but mechanic then told to replace fuse block (box).
Where to find it and how much it cost?
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Re: From where to get corolla 1999 fuse box?
You can buy one from a local dealer or you can buy from a junk yard near your area should cost about $40.00 at a junk yard and about $100.00 from the dealer, however I doubt that the fuse block itself is bad most likely the wiring near it or inside it is bad. Very seldom do the fuse blocks go out.
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To by-pass the fuse to fix a problem will be a foolish move as the fuses are there to protect the circuit in the event of a dead short. If one wire burns in a harness it normally burns out all the rest so the problem gets out of control. It would be far better to fix the problem in the fuse box first.
Your Corolla has daytime running lights (DRLs). A photocell determines whether it is day or night. Your DRLs turn on automatically in daytime without you operating the light control ("headlight") switch. Your DRLs are actually your headlights on low beam. At night, the photocell senses it is dark and disables the DRLs. When you set the light control ("headlight") switch to HEAD, the head relay closes and the headlights should turn on. Since they don't, I suggest opening the engine room junction block and checking the 40A MAIN fuse and the 10A LEFT HEAD (UPPER) and RIGHT HEAD (UPPER) fuses. In engine room relay block 5, check the 10A LH-LWR HEAD and RH-LWR HEAD fuses. Replace any blown fuses and the headlights should be working normally again
CHECK TURN SIGNAL FUSE IN THE FUSE BOX LOWER LEFT SIDE OF THE INSTRUMENT PANEL.IF FUSE OKAY PROBLEM COULD BE THE FLASHER IN THE FUSE BOX ITS A LARGE ROUND METAL TIN LOOKING FUSE.YOU SEE IT IN THE INTERIOR FUSE BOX.IF FLASHER GOOD.TURN SIGNAL SWITCH COULD BE FAULTY.SHAKE TURN SIGNAL SWITCH WIRES CHECK FOR SHORTS.
When a fuse blows (regardless of the car make or model) there are two reasons this may happen:
1) There is a short circuit
2) The wrong fuse was installed
On both cases, the recommendation is that you:
1) Find the fuse box (on most Toyota vehicles it is located in the kick panel to the left of the driver's side.)
2) Remove the fuse box cover and look inside. There should be a diagram telling you which fuse is which.
3) Find and remove the fuse that serves each headlight (there should be one for each. They are both 15 amps or simply have a number 15 on the fuse). If your vehicle is equiped with fog lights, you will see a total of 4 fuses in the fuse box, labled as follows:
Head RH Head LH
Head RL Head LL
4) Inspect the fuses. Make sure the number matches the number in the diagram of the box (if no diagram on the box, then look in your owner's manual, but all I've seen have the diagram)
5) Replace any of the blown fuses WITH THE SAME amp rating fuse (15 Amp). If any of the fuses is not 15 amps, then replace with a 15 Amp.
IMPORTANT: Do not replace with a higher rating!!!!
A blown fuse may be caused by a short circuit. There is a real threat of ELECTRICAL FIRE if a short circuit is not caught in time. This is precisely what the fuses are for.
5) If after replacing the fuse with the correct 15 amp fuse you still have the same problem (i.e. you see the fuse blow when you turn on the headlights) turn the headlights off and consult your repair shop.
Your vehicle has 3 fuse panels. Instrument fuse panel is located under the dashboard, left of the steering column. Passenger side fuse panel is located behind passenger side kick panel. Main fuse and relay block is in engine compartment, near battery. There does not appear to be a "reverse light" fuse. Do all you other lights work properly(headlights, brake lights, turn signals, running lights, dashboard lights, etc.)? If so then there is a problem in the reverse light circuit, OR the bulbs are burned out. YES, I have seen both burn out at same time. Hope this helps a little