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Dome light killed remote key???


cosmichobo

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G'day,

My 2000 Camry's 1button remote key hasn't been working AT ALL for at least 2-3 months.

In the past week, the car has had:

Oil & filter change

New brake lights

New radiator

New water pump

...was connected to the diagnostic reader thingy by KMart Auto.

...and - I fixed the interior dome light - hasn't worked for a year+ - just needed the terminals cleaned up.

SUDDENLY the key fob works again!

What's with that?

cheers,

cosmic

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The globe makes part of the electrical circuit that the central locking is on.

Also when the light doesn't work you can't code in new keys or remotes.

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The globe makes part of the electrical circuit that the central locking is on.

Also when the light doesn't work you can't code in new keys or remotes.

Wow, that's certainly intriguing! Of course, as the dome light dims when the doors are shut, but goes straight off when the key is pressed, it makes sense that it is tied up in the circuitry somehow. Odd then I guess that the light stopped working some time ago, but key fob only recently... I wonder if the fob still works when it is in certain positions (ie off/door/on), but not others... (or just tainted by the gunk on the terminals that were stopping the light from working)

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