2007 Toyota Camry security alarm

Tiny
NEAL HENDRIGSMAN
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  • 2007 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 48,000 MILES
While I am driving an alarm will sound and a message will show on the message center that says the hood is open when it is not. When I park the car and lock the doors several hours later the security alarm will go off, this may happen several time during the night.
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 AT 1:23 PM

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Tiny
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Hi Neal,

Thank you for the donation.

The hood switch is out of adjustment and when there are any vibration or body shear of the hood, the switch would come into contact as if the hood has not been closed correctly. This condition would also cause the alarm to be triggered intermittently.

Check the hood switch adjustment and stopper.
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 AT 2:05 PM
Tiny
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Where is the the hood switch located?
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 AT 7:42 PM
Tiny
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Can you tell me where the hood switch and stopper are located? Can I get to them without special tools?

Thank you,
Neal
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Friday, November 13th, 2009 AT 5:28 AM
Tiny
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Sorry for the delay in replying.

I am not sure of the exact location of the hood switch for your model but it should be visible if you open the hood and check the panel, most likely near the headlights.

No special tools are required but a screw driver and/or plier would be required to adjust it.

Check if the hood switch bracket is bent too far away and not allowing the switch to be closed fully when hood is locked.
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Sunday, November 15th, 2009 AT 8:01 AM
Tiny
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I don't quite understand what you mean by the panel. What is the panel?

Neal
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Monday, November 16th, 2009 AT 11:19 PM
Tiny
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Sorry if I did not make myself clear.

Panel means the upper support frame around the radiator and headlights, along the perimeter of the engine compartment.
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Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 AT 11:00 AM

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