High beams not working

Tiny
DUFJR
  • 1999 TOYOTA CAMRY

Electrical problem 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 121100 miles

My high beams dont work. I already changed the bulbs the dimmer switch still no luck. I found a relay right behind left headlight but don't know how to check if its good or bad or if its the problem. I hope someone can help me out

thanks dufjr

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 AT 6:47 PM

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Tiny
JAMES W.
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Hello,

It sounds like the headlight switch itself is bad but to be sure let's check the relays and fuses related to the system. Here are some guides and some headlight wiring diagrams and fuse location.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

(Check out the diagrams below)

Please let us know what you find.

Cheers, Ken

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 AT 10:41 PM
Tiny
DUFJR
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After running some tests that you gave me I figured out the switch was bad once I replaced it everything started working again. Than ks 2Carpros! I love this free site

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 AT 7:59 AM
Tiny
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Hello,

I was writing this up at the same time you where submitting your response LOL. Glad you got it fixed I hope this information I have gather will help someone else.

Next, I have attached the troubleshooting chart for your problem. Based off of the headlights work, just the hi-beams don't work, the first thing they say you changed......the Dimmer Switch. Next is the light control switch. I have attached that for your review and check out.

Last you may have some recalls on your vehicle - so if you would like those please provide me with the correct mode.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Picture13_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Picture14_1.jpg



Okay, so we get on the same page here.......I think the manual is a little confusing and we are saying different things but thinking we are saying the same thing.........see what you think....gee, even my explanation is confusing.......

When you said the hi beams only do not work - as you see by the troubleshooting chart below, there are several things - even head lamps work tail lights no. You might check your tail lights though.....do all of these checks to make sure it is really "just" the high beams.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Troubleshoot_Chart_2.jpg



When you look at the red arrow - that is hi beams only do not work. I understand that to mean low does. So your low beams do work if I understand you.

Okay, as you see the first thing it says is probably the Headlight Dimmer Switch. This is where it gets going.....so hold on. You said you replaced the dimmer switch. Below is the pic of the "dimmer switch" in the manual. Probably not what you replaced I am sure.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Dimmer_Switch_1.jpg



Now it says to go to the Light Control Switch, which I gave you.....but this is actually what you replaced....right?


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1_88.jpg



Okay, this is a two part switch....I have attached these. They have different checks as you see. The headlight dimmer switch is part of the light control switch.....the light control switch has different check.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Dimmer_Switch_2.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Light_Control_Switch_1.jpg



I know - well I think I know you replaced this entire switch which should be both of them. But would you please do the separate checks to see how if it works and let me know.

Next, I have provided the test for the Head lamp relay


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Head_Lamp_Relay_1.jpg



The test for the dimmer relay


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Dimmer_Relay_1.jpg



The test for the daylight relay


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Daylight_Relay_1.jpg



The location of all to include the two fuses for Rt and Lt headlamps.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Picture9_3.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Dim_Relay_location_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Location_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_location_2_1.jpg



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