PANEL FUSE BLOWS IN ABOUT A MINUTE AFTER YOU START DRIVING.

1999 Toyota Camry

Tiny

yataretep

October, 14, 2012 AT 4:14 PM

My bad door locks functional. He left key in ignition causing lock malfunction.

Tiny

KHLow2008

October, 14, 2012 AT 4:25 PM

You need to be checking those components related to the fuse as shown in diagram.

Tiny

yataretep

October, 14, 2012 AT 5:28 PM

Most of this is greek to us. What is combination meter and where is it located? Does 'generator' mean alternator or something else? What is 'drl main relay' and where is it? Sorry for our ignorance!

Tiny

KHLow2008

October, 14, 2012 AT 5:34 PM

Combination meter - meter cluster where the gauges are.
Generator - alternator.
DRL = Day Time Running Lights, if equipped.

Tiny

yataretep

October, 14, 2012 AT 6:32 PM

If there is no bare wire and it's one of the components having an issue how do I check components?

If it's a bare wire how can I track it down?

Since the power window's are also affected when the fuse blows could the power window switch cause the fuse to blow?

I've had the alternator checked at an Autozone and it passed the test, but could there be a problem with it and if so could that blow the fuse?

Could the main relay be having an issue and blowing the fuse?

Since the fuse only blows while driving could the VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor) have a short in it?

Tiny

KHLow2008

October, 14, 2012 AT 6:37 PM

You would ned to test the circuits to be sure. Try by disconnecting all components and with ignition switch on, replugging each one back. Wiggle the wires and note fif the fuse breaks. Never an easy task locating such problems.

Answer is yes to all your questions.

Tiny

yataretep

October, 14, 2012 AT 8:31 PM

I turned the key to the on position and disconnected and connected all sensors on the motor and all wires that connect to the fuse box under the dash.I wiggled each 1 and checked to see if the fuse was blown, it was not.

Like I said the alternator was checked and passed but when I remove the negative from the battery the car shut off. Is this normal?

Also, when I turn on the key to the on position the ABS SOL and ABS motor relays click 3 times. Is this normal?

Tiny

KHLow2008

October, 14, 2012 AT 8:38 PM

You should never be disconnecting the battery terminals when engine is running. If the alternator is bad, and current surges can fry control modules. Use a voltmeter to test the charging.

Clicking of relays are normal. You need to be wiggling wires near components, not the fuse box. Try shifting to reverse to see if fuse blows.

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