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Old 03-25-2008, 09:23 PM   #1
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1990 Toyota Celica Junction box

I recently got my car checked out because some of the dash lights were staying on and i could turn the heat on when the key was out. The problem was on and off so the shop couldnt solve the problem. They did discover however that there were 2 fuses in the junction box under the dash were getting power when the key was out. Anyone know what i need to do to fix the problem. thanks
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:58 PM   #2
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basicly you need to trace the power, where is it comming from. If you know it is in the junction box, is there a loose wire, or insulation with a nick in it? did you ever add an alarm or anything? it could also be a bad ignition switch.
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Old 03-26-2008, 03:51 PM   #3
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I know its not the ignition switch, the shop checked that. All i know is that they guy said that he found 2 fuses in the junction box that had power that should have had power, not quite sure what that means but...
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:08 PM   #4
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that means that it is somehow making a connection to something that has power all the time. Next time it happens, pull the fuse for the dash lights or the blower and see if they go off. If they go off, the problem is upstream of the fuses, If they stay on, the problem is downstream of the fuses, and back feeding the fuses. Either way, if the fuses shouldn't have power you have to find where the power is coming from. A wiring diagram or Haynes manual or similar would help you trace the source of the problem.
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:04 AM   #5
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ok thanks ill check that out. I did purchase the manual when i found this problem to check the solenoid. Ill let you know what happens when i pull the fuses
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