INSTRUMENT CLUSTER LIGHTS

1992 Toyota Camry

Tiny

Batman1469

August, 8, 2013 AT 7:41 PM

When I start the vehicle and turn on the headlights the instrument cluster lights, climate control lights, and all dashboard lights come on as they should. Once the car idles for approximately 30 to 45 seconds all dash lighting slowly fades to off. All fuses are fine. What could cause this to happen?
Please help me!
Thanks!

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12 Answers

Tiny

KHLow2008

August, 8, 2013 AT 10:09 PM

Have the charging system tsted. Seems the alternator is not functioning correctly. Ensure the harmonic balancer is good and drive belts is correctly tensioned.

Tiny

Batman1469

August, 10, 2013 AT 7:00 PM

Thanks! I'll do that!

Tiny

KHLow2008

August, 10, 2013 AT 9:52 PM

You're welcome.

Good luck.

Tiny

Batman1469

August, 11, 2013 AT 1:31 PM

Alternator checks out @ 14.39 volts and belt tension appears fine. How do I check to see if harmonic balancer is good?

Tiny

KHLow2008

August, 11, 2013 AT 5:32 PM

Did you get this voltage after the dash lights dims? If there is any fault woth the harmonic damper, the charging voltage would drop after some running as the belt starts to slip.

Tiny

Batman1469

August, 11, 2013 AT 7:41 PM

Yes, voltage test remained 14.39 before and after lights dim!

Tiny

Batman1469

August, 11, 2013 AT 7:42 PM

What now? I am stumped!

Tiny

KHLow2008

August, 12, 2013 AT 3:24 AM

Now you would have to test the fuses for the lights. Check the ground circuit as well. Ensure all connections are tight and secure. Loose connections cn cause this as well.

Tiny

Batman1469

August, 12, 2013 AT 9:40 AM

Just the ones for the instrument lights or are any others related? I noticed when I step on the brake while waiting for the lights to dim they all dim slightly! I'm really stumped!

Tiny

KHLow2008

August, 13, 2013 AT 9:22 AM

For such conditions, you need to be checking all ground circuits.

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