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2002 Toyota Corolla CE 4dr Sedan Manual (Natl)

2002 Toyota Corolla
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
32 mpg city / 41 mpg hwy
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September 6, 2008, 12:36 pm

Jimi 
 

Question: Can I fix a left turn signal that blows fuses?

My 2004 Toyota Corolla recently started blowing the 10A fuse whenever I turn on the left signal (turning on the Hazard flasher blows the fuse as well.)

I bought a Chilton's repair manual, that suggests that the problem could be with the flasher relay or a faulty switch. Another possibility is the presence of a short in the turn signal circuit.

I will like to remove the flasher relay, but I have no idea how that is done. What are the steps for replacing a relay (assuming that is the culprit?)

Any troubleshooting suggestions would be appreciated!


October 3, 2008, 12:37 pm

Tyler O
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Remove both left turn signal bulbs and check the sockets and connectors for any issues. That is the most likely place you'll find a problem. With both bulbs removed the circuit should be incomplete. If it still blows the fuse then you have a short before the circuits separate. If not you can then install one bulb and check again. Then the next, if necessary, to located the circuit which has a fault.

The relay should not cause your issue, as it is used for both left, right, and hazards. In other words you would have a problem with more than just your left signal.

A faulty switch is possible, however unlikely.

My bet is that you will find a problem at the bulb socket or connector.


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December 16, 2008, 4:28 pm

Jose R
 

how do I replace the back break lights fuses on a 2004 Toyota Matrix? Are the fuses bolted on?

Thanks!


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April 10, 2009, 3:06 pm

Nikias M
 

The alarm system and the clock is out on my 1999 toyota solora, i just had to replace the fuse for the blinker lights on my car, but i am not sure where the fuse for the clock and the alarm is


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August 5, 2011, 2:58 pm

Jack B
 

My cigarette lighter/power adapter fuse keeps blowing and the 2nd power adapter in my center console does not work.


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August 5, 2011, 3:03 pm

Jack B
 

My cigarette lighter/power adapter fuse keeps blowing out and my 2nd power adapter located inside my center console/armrest does not work. Whats the problem and are both power adapters on different fuses.


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