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Category: Toyota
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Experience:  Over 17 years diagnosing and repairing automobiles various makes and models with some training and certifications.
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My gauge fuse keeps blowing, yes, 2000 toyota camry le,

Customer Question

my gauge fuse keeps blowing
JA: Do all the fuses have the correct amperage for the circuits they're in?
Customer: yes
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2000 toyota camry le
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: replace the fuse and when i turn it to on the fuse blows
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Pete replied 3 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Is anything after market wired into your vehicle at all?

Let me know so we can continue,thanks Pete

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
no after market
Expert:  Pete replied 3 months ago.

Can you tell me exactly on your vehicle where this fuse is located as well as the amperage for it?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
10 amp on the left side panel behind the change compartment
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
the fuse is a 10 amp it is located to the left behind the change compartment
Expert:  Pete replied 3 months ago.

O.k.after looking through the diagrams on this model here this fuse feeds the instrument cluster.This usually indicates there is an internal electrical fault in the instrument cluster itself.Most likely there is an internal short in the circuit board in it and it needs removed and repaired or removed and replaced.The only way to be sure is to gain access to the instrument cluster connections at the back of it and disconnect them and see if the fuse still shorts out.If it doesnt then the cluster needs repaired or replaced.

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Thanks Pete