Question about 2007 Toyota Corolla
Toyota Corolla LE, 60,000miles. Started one day while driving i plugged something into my cig lighter and all of a sudden all of my interior lights quit working (meter lights, clock radio ac and gear shift lights).Also the gauges themselves did not work, neither did the radio, both cig lighters, turn signals, or the power windows. Got home car started fine again but then couldnt take it out of park. Then checked all the fuses, changed the 100amp ALT fuse. by this time the car wouldnt start at all. Changed the ignition switch car started after being jumped but then died just 1/4 mile down the rd and wouldn't start again. checked the battery but it tested good. As of now car only starts when being jumped, while connected the gear shift and a/c lights work, but as soon as it is disconnected the car dies and will not start again. Dont know if it makes a dif or not but the only things that do work are the hazards, the taillights, dome light, lights on the rearview mirror, and the high beams but only to flash them not when turned on completely. I also had the defective computer fixed in the car about a month and a half before all this started.
What did you plug in? I had a similar issue when I plugged in a high amp tire pump. It kept blowing fuses because the pump itself had a short. Be wary of using stuff like that in the cig lighter. I switched to a hand held pump. How was the computer found to be defective? I wonder if the cig issue shorted the computer?
Posted on Jul 20, 2012
If you have checked all the fuses under the dash, Make sure you look at those closest the battery near the engine.
If these test fine, There is probably a cable fault.
If you have a meter, take out the 15A fuse for the lighter, and use a probe between the contacts and ground (steelwork/ Negative)
You should get 12V or thereabouts. If you don't - check engine bay area fuses in the same manner one by one, then replace after testing.
Pull the fuses relating to the radio in the same manner, one by one.
You should be able to identify the fault this way if you are methodical about it.
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Posted on Jun 17, 2008
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