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WOULD PUTTING IN A RELAY WHILE MY CAR( V6 DLX) IS RUNNING CAUSE THE RELAY TO BLOW OUT?

1990 Toyota Camry • 197,800 miles

Head relay blew, headlight not working
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Eddyman30
September 28, 2012.




Yeah I tested the slot for the head relay yesterday with a testlight and it was good

Tiny
Eddyman30
Sep 28, 2012.
For electrical testings you need to understand the schematics and where and what to look for. I do not know how the extra switch is rigged so it might be a little difficult unless I understand it.

Can you explain to me how it works now?

KHLow2008
Sep 28, 2012.
The switch is installed and in the bright lights position, I can't move it back to dim cause from what the mechanic said the clicker/multifunction switch is broke/stuck so he set it up where as when I need the headlights on I just put the head relay on but when I'm not driving and the car is off I have to take the relay out otherwise the headlights will stay on, when they didn't work yesterday I assumed I blew the relay because I put it in while the car was running

Tiny
Eddyman30
Sep 28, 2012.
That is the wrong way to be rigging up the switch.
How is the relay rigged into the circuit?
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KHLow2008
Sep 28, 2012.
From what I know the relay isn't rigged, I know that before my old headlight switch went completely out the only way I could get headlight was by pulling the switch toward me as if I were flashing my brights, I know in the regular position its the dims, and if I push it toward the dash from the regular position thats brights, and if I pull it towards me from regular position that's just to flash brights, the new switch is in the brights position from what I can tell, can't move it back or forward

Tiny
Eddyman30
Sep 28, 2012.
Which relay are you refering to?

Can you reinstall the wiring back to standard without the switch?

KHLow2008
Sep 28, 2012.
The head relay and I don't know I might be able to get that multifunction switch fixed Monday, I was jus curious if me putting in that relay while the car was running blew it out, cause that was the only way I had headlights until it gets fixed

Tiny
Eddyman30
Sep 28, 2012.
It should not cause the problem unless you have blown a fuse while doing it.

KHLow2008
Sep 28, 2012.
Aww ok thanks for the help, thought I screwed up by putting the relay in while the car was running, definitely will give u guys a donation when I get some money, your awesome

Tiny
Eddyman30
Sep 28, 2012.
You're welcome.

I was thinking you are trying to resolve the problem. Btw, get an electrician to do the job if you want to rig anything, the mechanic you had doing the job does not know much about electricals.

KHLow2008
Sep 28, 2012.

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