Clock & Radio Wiring


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Old 10-21-08, 08:03 PM
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Clock & Radio Wiring

I have 1995 Camry and I was plugging in my cell phone car charger into my lighter and when it did not power on, I unplugged and plugged it back in. All of a sudden a small spark occurred on the cigarette lighter and the radio and clock turned off and I could not power it back on. What happened? What do I do to get the clock and radio back on?
 
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Old 10-21-08, 09:12 PM
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Replace the fuse which blew.
 
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Old 10-22-08, 04:27 PM
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I did and it worked.

On another problem, my reverse white light does not turn on when reversing the car. I already replaced the bulb. Is there fuse for this too?

Same question to my other problem, when I switch gears, the P, R, N, D should light up but they dont. Is that fuse problem?
 
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Old 10-22-08, 06:48 PM
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I would guess that there are two back up lights. If both have been replaced and there is still no light, it could be a fuse but more likely it is the backup light switch. Sorry, but I don't know if it's located under the dash on the steering column or on the transmission.

If your dash lights work, the PRND light bulb is probably bad.
 
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Old 10-22-08, 07:07 PM
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Where do you replace the PRND light bulb?
 
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Old 10-22-08, 07:14 PM
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Where do you replace the PRND light bulb?
Most likely you'll have to yank the gauge cluster out, you can usually access the bulbs fairly easily once you've removed the cluster(P.I.T.A).
 
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Old 10-23-08, 07:05 PM
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My company electrician looked at my wiring for the reverse light and all is good. Since the R was the only letter not lit on the dash when shifting he felt it was a sensor or contact issue when shifting gears. He opened up the area under the gear shift and noticed old dried up liquid was there. He did his best to clean it and now I have the R lit on the dash and my reverse lights work occasionally. However, you sometimes have to wiggle the shifter when it is in the R position to make it light. Now that I know it is not the wire, how can I make that R light more easily without wiggling the shifter?



Also, I noticed at night the PRND is not lit on the base of the gear shifter and the air control knobs on the dash arent lit either on the air flow (low, med, high), temp setting and air directional. How do you make those light up at night?
 
 

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