2003-2008 Toyota Corolla

The 9th generation (E120/E130) of Toyota's best-selling compact car.

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dash and tail lights not working. Does it have a taillight relay?

All lights work except Dash and taillight. Fuses were good. is a tail light relay


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same problem 1998 ford expedition

by Ivan Ortiz

i have the same issue dash light and parking lights dont work i need help bad

by cpolandrodriguez

Celica 1993 it's the relay switch drivers side pull cover back and just above the fuses is two red relay switches it's the one on the right I did it last night and then all light and dash lights came on

by Allan

How do you do this my 2005 dodge neon has the same problem

by Chelsey Hargreaves

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theresa, this is what the manual has to say :


Both tail lamps do not come on (Headlamps are normal).

1. TAIL fuse

2. TAIL relay (USA only)

3. Headlamp dimmer switch assy

4. Daytime running light relay (USA only)

5. Wire harness

The tail lamp relay is relay number B, 2md from the left in the RH junction box


(a) Measure the resistance according to the value(s) in the

table below.


Tester connection Condition Specified resistance

3 – 5 Always 10 kW or higher

3 – 5

Apply B+ between terminals 1 and 2 Below 1 W

If that is not the cause, I would check the headlight dimmer switch (sounds more like it because of your dash light being out as well

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Hope this helps, good luck.

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I think it will help but my car is kia shuma do have any idea? It has the same problem

by ngutjiua kauhonina

ngutjiua kauhonina what year is your Kia and exactly what is going on with it? what have you tried?

by oldturkey03

I have a Mitsubishi Montero Sport 2001 have break lights and flashers but no tail lights or turn signals or park lights witch fuse do I checks there not marked very good on cover

by Bill Bentley

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2006 Toyota Matrix. If your dash lights work but won't dim and your running light won't work and your license plate lights are out. Then there are 4 relays directly above the glove box. you can't see them until you drop the panel. There are three 10mm bolts just in front of the latch. There are 4 relays, 3 that look the same and one that is different. The relay that you want is the middle one of the 3 that are the same. I hope this helps

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I have a 2005 Toyota Matrix No Tail Lights No front parking lights Dash lights did not dim. No tone when lights were left on. Saw this post after several hours of self diagnosis Changed the relay and everything is back to working order. Thanks to Mark B. You Are The Man.

by Russ Ferguson

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Hi all,

I have the same problem on my corolla ascent. I found the thimble switch on the steering column to be sticky/ dirty. They are little fingers/ platinum points that needed to be cleaned with some fine sandpaper. Also bending the fingers will also help to give better contact for the lights. There are 3 fingers and the middle one is for the park & tail lights.

Hope this helps resolve your problem.


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I have the same problem on my '95 Mitsubishi Montero dash lights won't come on or running back lights but hazards work in the back as well as when I brake the front lights work , I tried the fuses they all work and the relay works because the front lights work plz can someone help me plz !!!! Tia

by mjghouston

Almost the same problem . pls help

by Bill Bentley

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If your car was damaged to the front and you had to repair any wires, you may connect 2 identical wires together. Also you can mess them up very easy when you connect aftermarket stereo system. They could be identical but wrong wires. Recommend to recheck them at those places that you where working on.

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2001 Toyota corolla S automatic light system don't come on by they self just manually and sometimes stay on after the combo switch is off manually even whit the key out.please help cz some body replace couple things and $390 but the problem still there thanks guys...

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My Auris did the same. Park and tail lights not working and the rest worked. I removed the air bag and steering wheel. Removed the light and wiper unit from the steering column. Opened the lighting unit and lightly sanded the contacts and my problem was solved.

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Hi Guys from Australia

Problem : Mitibishi Triton 1997 Duel Cab

Dash Lights not working Taillights not working Number Plate Light not working either

Fuse intact not blown

seems there is no life in the taillight curcit would this be a relay ?

i have break lights reverse lights and flashers allworking

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