HEADLIGHTS WERE WORKING AND THEN SHUT OFF

  • Tiny
  • justbb
  • 1988 Toyota Camry
  • 1.9L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 200,000 miles

I fix the motor mounts in my car jump started it test drive it was fine for the first five minutes with the headlights were on I done did my dashboard lit up my high beams kicked on my headlights turned off but my tail lights work and I can't figure it out I checked my fuses on the car in their fine I check the bulbs in their fine and I check the wires that I can see but my dashboard flickers on and off and its been doing that for a couple years if you could or know anything about the problem it would be awesome this is a daily driver and I can't drive at night right now

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 AT 12:31 PM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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Which mount or mounts did you work on? I feel that you have disturbed one of the wiring harnesses.

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Saturday, January 25th, 2014 AT 4:39 PM
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I replace the front and back mount I checked all my wires they're all connected as far as I can figure it out its a bad ground and I don't know where to start

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 AT 7:41 AM
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  • mhpautos
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Try running 3 new earths, battery to body, battery to engine and engine to body and see if that helps.

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Thursday, January 30th, 2014 AT 12:35 AM
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You're going to have to explain the earth are you talking about the ground ground the battery to the body in the ground it to the motor

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Thursday, January 30th, 2014 AT 6:32 AM
  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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Yes that is correct, different country different terminology, so add extra cables from battery (-) to body, Engine and Engine to body.

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Friday, January 31st, 2014 AT 12:23 PM
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Alright I'll give that a shot any suggestions on what gauge wire I should use

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 AT 7:19 AM
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8mm or 10mm would be ok

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 AT 12:21 AM

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