1987 Toyota Camry Troubleshoot Back Up Lights

The back up lights are very important for the safety of your 1987 Toyota Camry. Not only do they help prevent against accidents, but driving your Camry with a faulty back up light can result in a fix-it ticket from the local authorities. It is important to repair the back up lights as soon as they burn out. The most common cause of a faulty back up light is a burnt-out bulb, but loose connectors and broken fuses are also probable causes.

Tools Used: Phillips head screwdriver, Replacement bulb, 10A replacement fuse

Troubleshoot Back Up Lights

Burnt-out Bulb

Turn off the engine and open the trunk.

Remove the two screws from behind the tail lamp assembly with a Phillips head screwdriver.

Disconnect the electrical connector from the rear of the assembly and pull the assembly out of the vehicle.

Remove the back up lamp socket by rotating it counterclockwise. Pull the old bulb out of the socket and install a new one, being careful not to touch the glass portion of the bulb. Place the socket back into the assembly by rotating it clockwise. Reinstall the assembly into the vehicle and reattach the electrical connector.

Reinstall the two screws and close the trunk.

Loose Connection

Repeat Steps 1 and 2 above.

Pull the assembly out of the vehicle and tug on the electrical connector located at the rear of the assembly. If it comes out, securely plug it into the assembly.

Place the assembly back into the vehicle and reattach the two screws. Close the trunk.

Broken Fuse

Turn off the engine and open the hood.

Remove the cover panel from the fuse box located behind the radiator. Locate the fuse labeled "Tail Lamp." If the fuse is broken, it will have to be replaced. A fuse is broken if the metal piece inside the fuse is damaged.

Pull the fuse out of the fuse box and replace it with a new 10A fuse.

Replace the cover panel onto the fuse box and close the hood.

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