Toyota Camry and Avalon 1997-2000

Fuses and Relays

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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.

REPLACEMENT

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



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Fig. 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.


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



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Fig. All circuit breakers and fuses pull out quick easily



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Fig. Another fuse block is located in the drivers side knee bolster behind a coin box-1994-96 models



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Fig. On the back of the coin box on some models is a fuse listing

When installing a new fuse, use one with the same amperage rating as the one being replaced. To install the a new fuse, first turn off all the electrical components and the ignition switch. Always use the fuse pull-out tool and install the fuse straight. Twisting of the fuse could cause the terminals to separate too much which may result in a bad connection. It may be a good idea to purchase some extra fuses and put them in the box in case of an emergency.



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Fig. Relays can be removed by pulling them from the block

 
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