Toyota Camry 1983-1996 Repair Guide

Fuses and Relays


There are several fuse blocks. They are located in the engine compartment, behind the right side kick panel, under the instrument panel or behind the left side kick panel.


See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7

If any light or electrical component in the vehicle does not work, its fuse may be blown. To determine the fuse that is the source of the problem, look on the lid of the fuse box as it will give the name and the circuit serviced by each fuse. To inspect a suspected blown fuse, pull the fuse straight out with the pull-out tool and look at the fuse carefully. If the thin wire that bridges the fuse terminals is broken, the fuse is bad and must be replaced. On a good fuse, the wire will be intact.

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Fig. Fig. 1: When using a puller, do not twist or turn the fuse to remove

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Fig. Fig. 2: Check the amperage of the broken fuse and only replace it with a new one of the same

Sometimes it is difficult to make an accurate determination. If this is the case, try replacing the fuse with one that you know is good. If the fuse blows repeatedly, then this suggests that a short circuit lies somewhere in the electrical system and you should have the system checked.

When making emergency replacements, only use fuses that have an equal or lower amperage rating than the one that is blown, to avoid damage and fire.

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Fig. Fig. 3: Once the cover is removed from the fuse box, you can identify each fuse and relay

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