Question about 1987 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

How do I fix the brake light wiring in my 1987 toyota camry?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Toyota Master
  • 383 Answers

You have a loaded question there because you have not been specific as to what your problem is. However, I will cover a number of symptoms. First off, I have had very few Toyota's show up in my shop with electrical problems in reference to wiring. As far as your brake lights are concerned: if they don't work at all check the fuse. Try the hazard flashers because they energize the brighter element of the bulbs which are the same ones which are energized when you step on the brakes. If they flash that tells you that you have good bulbs,and good grounds back there.
If the fuse is good (and you might try swapping one out with another one that is of the same rating because sometimes a fuse can look good and still be bad (they can have a hair line crack across the fuse. If everything has checked out as good so far, the next step would be to check the brake light switch. If your brake lights stay on all the time, either the switch has backed off from where it was screwed into the housing it was secured to and the brake pedal will no longer press the switch in to open the circuit and turn the lights off. On some cars, the brake pedal has a place where a nylon button is inserted into a hole located in the brake pedal which will push the brake light button in when the pedal is released. If this part is missing, you will just see a hole in the bracket on the pedal where it would push the button in. If everything is intact, unplug the brake light switch and see if the brake light s go out. If they do, you have a bad switch. If your problem is that the lights won't come on when the pedal is depressed, jump the plug which connected to the switch with a wire or paper clip and see if the lights come on. If they do this is a confirmation that the switch is bad.I can go on with more in put, but this should cover a lot of ground on the most common issues found with brake lights which either stay on all the time or don't come on at all. One other note. If the lights do no flash when you turn the flashers on, do not discount the possibility that you may have bad brake light bulbs. I have seen this occur as well.
Good luck

Posted on Mar 05, 2015

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I fix the brake light wiring in my 1987 toyota Camry


do any brake lights work?
what makes you think there is a wiring issue?

Mar 04, 2015 | Toyota Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Where is the brake light switch located on a 1987 toyota camry


It is mounted to a bracket in close proximity to the lever that the brake pedal is attached to under the drivers side of he dash.

I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/jeremy_d728a59f986299fa

Jan 16, 2012 | 1987 Toyota Camry

2 Answers

I have a 1987 Toyota Camry. Is there more than one fuse for my tail lights?


RESET THE COMPUTER ; DO THIS BY REPLACING ANY FUSE`S THAT ARE BLOWED; CHECK BULBS AND CONNECTIONS WITH A DC VOLT METER IF COMPUTER RESET DOS`NT WORK TAKE THE NEGITIVE BATTERY TERMINAL OFF FOR A FEW MINUTES AND SIMPLY REPLACE IT!











RESET COMPUTER

Aug 29, 2011 | 1987 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

My brake lights stopped working on my 87 toyota camry.. replaced pedal switch and bulbs.. fuse is fine..


THAT WAS MY SOLUTION ALSO, A PINCHED, OR BROKEN WIRE. USE A TEST LIGHT TO SEE IF YOU HAVE POWER TO ALL WIRES LEADING TO TAILLIGHTS. L/S, R/S,TURN SIGNALS, ETC.CHECK ALL WITH TESTLIGHT.

Jul 09, 2011 | 1987 Toyota Camry

2 Answers

2003 Toyota Camry - Both Brake lights not working


Lok in the trunk on the left side, behind the carpet for a small plastic box with a bunch of wires going to it. Look to see if there is brake light powe coming in with the pedal depressed. If so, and no power is coming out, you need to order and replace the "taillamp failure sensor".

Jul 16, 2009 | 2003 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

Lights 1990 toyota camry dx


wires are pinched or broken by the trunk hinge on the left side of the trunk. you may have to peel back some of the tape to see the damaged wires

Nov 19, 2008 | 1987 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

1987 Toyota Camry, brake lights...


Your brakes electric circuit is feeding power to a number of other circuits.There is a short circuit that needs to be fixed as soon as possible.It is a visual only repair as it could be crossed anywhere and you would really need to see what has been done to the original wiring.Should not take a sparky more than 1 hour to diagnose and probably fix.

Oct 17, 2008 | 1991 Volvo 240

1 Answer

87' toyota camry stoplight switch


Look under the dash on drivers side .There is an electrical brake light switch mounted to the brake pedal lever.Should be two wires going to it.Unhook the connector and check for voltage.You should have 12 volts on one wire.Jump the two wires over with a paper clip,if the brake lights come on replace the brake light switch...Good Luck...

Oct 08, 2008 | 1987 Toyota Camry

Not finding what you are looking for?
1987 Toyota Camry Logo

56 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toyota Experts

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85178 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22484 Answers

Jonah Oneal

Level 3 Expert

14092 Answers

Are you a Toyota Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...