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

1990 Toyota Camry

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eddyman30

September, 28, 2012 AT 2:51 PM

Head relay blew, headlight not working

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KHLow2008

September, 28, 2012 AT 2:55 PM

That would depend on how you did it. If the wirings were done wrongly, it can short out anything in its circuit.

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eddyman30

September, 28, 2012 AT 3:02 PM

The auto shop put on a headlight switch for me, I though that was why my lights weren't working but they realized I needed a multi function switch and they said that's what burned out my headlight, so he hooked my switch up where when I needed headlight all I had to do was put the relay in and they would work until I could get the multi function switch, it worked when I initially did it, but yesterday I did it with the car running and the lights didn't come on

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eddyman30

September, 28, 2012 AT 3:06 PM

Meant to say the multi function switch eventually burned out the headlight switch

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KHLow2008

September, 28, 2012 AT 3:11 PM

The headlights uses a rather high current draw and if the switch is not able to carry the capacity, it would burn out the switch instead of the lights.

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eddyman30

September, 28, 2012 AT 3:17 PM

So you think that that multi function switch might of already damaged the new headlight switch that got installed?

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KHLow2008

September, 28, 2012 AT 3:32 PM

No, the newly installed switch could be of poor quality or it could be other things that is faulty causing the lights not to work. Have you checked the fuses?

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KHLow2008

September, 28, 2012 AT 3:33 PM

You need to perform tests to find out which part of the circuit has a fault.

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eddyman30

September, 28, 2012 AT 3:35 PM

The headlight switch still turns on the park and rear lights and I checked the fuses under the hood for The left and right headlights

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eddyman30

September, 28, 2012 AT 3:39 PM

Ok thanks for the help

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KHLow2008

September, 28, 2012 AT 4:38 PM

Do you have a testlight or DVOM to perform tests?

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