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Freaky Lights CSI Camry 2000


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Hi everyone, I did a search but come up stumps so hoping some one can help me with a gremlin in my electrics.

So my lights where working normally one day then the next day my High Beams stopped working. When you flicked the High Beam on they would go from a working normal light to black. I don't use high beam much so didn't bother with it. Then this morning got in the car and I have the reverse of this so now my high beam works fine but my normal lights are just black?????????? :angry:

I am thinking its a dodgey relay / wiring and was wondering if anyone can let me know where the relays are for a CSI Camry and where the wires go to from the engine back so I can track them? If anyone else has any common problems with this I would also be interested to hear your experiences?

Thanks!

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Hi everyone, I did a search but come up stumps so hoping some one can help me with a gremlin in my electrics.

So my lights where working normally one day then the next day my High Beams stopped working. When you flicked the High Beam on they would go from a working normal light to black. I don't use high beam much so didn't bother with it. Then this morning got in the car and I have the reverse of this so now my high beam works fine but my normal lights are just black?????????? :angry:

I am thinking its a dodgey relay / wiring and was wondering if anyone can let me know where the relays are for a CSI Camry and where the wires go to from the engine back so I can track them? If anyone else has any common problems with this I would also be interested to hear your experiences?

Thanks!

I had a very similar problem a couple of months ago.

When I was driving with low beams and went to flick to high sometimes my headlights would black out completely.

It turned out to be a a problem with a stuffed relay (in the tiny third fuse box in front of battery) and a burning out combo switch.

In the end I took it to a sparky because I checked the main relay and fuses and didn't realise there was a second relay .

All they did is clean up the relay and pry it open a bit more and clean up the combo switch contacts.

Give that a shot and if it doesn't work try a sparky (only cost $35 to get mine fixed).

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06:55 PM' post='251782']

so you mean once you turn your headlight on, it highbeams? Or it is dark until you switch to high beams?

It remains dark until you switch on high beams then the high beams come on. I slammed my bonnet really hard as I put it down and then all of sudden the normal lights started working again.

So now you turn normal lights on and there fine but high beam remains black when you switch from low to high.

I had a look at the relay and I found one which runs along the battery in a slim fuse box but I need to get another one before i can replace it. Does anyone else know where the other relay is and how many there are in total for the headlights?

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I'm pretty sure there's only two relays for the headlights, one in the box that runs along the gaurd and another in the small box in front of the battery.

I'm 99 % sure you have the same problem I had because mine ended up with the same problem as your's has and started to frizz out when I was switching the high beams off as opposed to what I previously explained.

It was intermittent to start of with and would go weeks before playin up again,but then became more frequent and the behavior became irratic (the problem swapped actions multiple times) as yours seems to be.

The only difference is that my lights where blacking out completly and yours is only the single bulb at a time.

You shouldn't need to replace the relays just give them a good clean and check your combo switch.

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Thanks for the advice its appreciated.

I had a look at that small relay directly in front of the battery and it says it is for the "Dimmer" ill pull it out though and give the contacts a clean.

What do you mean by they pryed your relay open a bit more?

Ill also pull the combo switch (stalk) out in the morning and clean the contacts.

I also found the plug that connects to the light bulb has melted on the black wire.

Is there a wiring diagram anywhere on the net for these camrys?

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Sorry it was a bad choice of words.

Basicly on the underside of the relay you'll see a few contact points and for some reason mine where bent in towards each other a bit.

So they pryed em outwards to increase the gap between them.

However the fact that you have melting wires has me thinking it might not have anything to do with your relay's.

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