2000 Toyota Camry dome light short solved

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Old 12-03-15, 09:56 PM
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2000 Toyota Camry dome light short solved

I was searching for help for a short I had on my 2000 Toyota Camry. I could not make sense with the help that was offered, so I started troubleshooting for myself. I hope its appropriate to share what I found here. The problem was that the when I was trying to install the dome light bulb, I was pressing the hot contact on the bulb holder to ground plate just above the bulb contacts. With the bulb removed, contact did not touch the plate. The solution was, to remove dome light fuse, while installing bulb, do a continuity check between hot contact and ground plate, if shorted or low ohms, pry the power contact up, until short goes away. I found this bulb tricky to install without forcing contacts to touch ground, as one has to push toward the grounded plate above bulb. I hope this helps someone.
 
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Old 12-04-15, 04:24 AM
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Thanks, frank. Sometimes the simplest stuff gets overlooked.
 
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