Question about 1999 Toyota Camry
Lights worked two days ago, and then today when it was pouring rain, my headlights wouldn't come on.
Go to your local auto parts store and buy some new ones. They will help you put them in. It sounds like you lost the low beams. When the low beams go out the high beams will still work. It just sounds to me like the bulbs are out. if not they shouldn't charge you for the bulbs.
Posted on May 15, 2014
First using a Test Light or Volt Meter turn on Low Beam and see if you are getting approximately 12 Volts at each headlight connector. If you do get 12 Volts, then you have burned out bulbs or an open connection to ground (Negative) battery terminal. It could also be a defective Headlight switch or any connector along the way is corroded on a vehicle as old as your 1993 Lexus. You also may have a physically broken wire somewhere between the Headlight Switch and the Headlights. Additionally, the Terminal Lugs connecting to Sheet Metal for Ground connection could also be corroded. This is very common on any vehicle as it ages. If you really need it fixed and you are not a good trouble shooter, take you vehicle to an ASE Certified Technician that specializes in Electrical problems.
Posted on May 23, 2014
If the high beams work, you just need new bulbs. There are two separate filaments inside the bulb. The low beam filament is just burnt out but the high beam one is still in tact so it works. If only the high beam flash works you need a new switch that turns on the lights.
Posted on May 15, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
To my knowledge a 2003 Toyota Camry uses a dual filament halogen bulb, either by Osram, Philips or Sylavania. If on the dashboard, the blue indicator lits when the switch is moved to bright or the passlight is engaged but no headlight, then it could jut be busted bulb (or part of it since you still have driving/low beam). In some cases, it could be the relay that supplies power direct to the bulb. At other times, it could be fuse(s) assigned to high beam. At certain instances, it could be also a loose, corroded or burned connector.
Corrective measure for your concern would be to check the 2 bulbs. This is performed by removing the rear covering (rubber or plastic cap) of the headlight assembly from the rear. The bulbs are held in place by a spring clip that needs to be unlatched from the base/holder. Carefully remove the bulb taking care not to touch the glass envelope. The filaments would be readily visible and cut/breaks would be apparent. If determined that one of the filaments (high beam) is open, replace the bulb(s).
If the bulbs prove to be OK, you need to work yourself backwards tracing the wiring harness. After the bulb, check the 3 prong connector for any corrosion or scorching/burnt marks; clean as maybe required. Next to check would be the relay that provides the +12VDC and then the fuse.
I doubt if the dashboard or steering wheel components involve with headlights may be at fault.
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Posted on Jun 02, 2008
SOURCE: Low beam headlights don't work
I know this is not your problem, but my low beam stopped working, both bulbs failed, no burn marks or broken element. Just had to tell someone
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
SOURCE: 93 Camry Headlight Switch
From the symptoms you describe it sounds as though your headlamp switch is dirty, broken or out of adjustment. I would disassemble it and find out what is going on.
Posted on Oct 23, 2009
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