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No dash lights, and no tail lights, or license plate light,

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No dash lights, and no tail lights, or license plate light, no blown fuses. 1999 Rav4

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the bulbs? Have you checked the connection?

All went out at the same time, came back on 1 day later, and are all out again.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your RAV4 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Trying to fix myself. Checked fuse

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Toyota
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Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 months ago
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Hello, thanks for posting

All of those lights are on one fuse, the fuse marked "TAIL" in the fuse panel inside, does it have voltage going to it and is it intact?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
How can I tell if it has voltage going to it?
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 months ago

do you have a 12 volt test light or a voltmeter?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Sorry to sound stupid, but I have the electrical tester I use for outlets in the house, is that the same thing?
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 months ago

No it only works on a/c voltage. Pull the fuse out and inspect the filament inside, hold it up to a light, I think this fuse is blown. You can also just remove it and try a new fuse in it's place, let me know what happens.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
already pulled fuse, didn't look blown, but replaced anyway. Didn't fix the problem.
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 months ago

Ok, I understand, to check where the voltage is lost for those lights we would need a 12 volt test light or a voltmeter that can read direct current, can you pick up a test light at a hardware store or an auto supply store? If you need more time that's ok, we can continue tomorrow.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I can pick one up tomorrow.
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 months ago

Sounds good, let's do that.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
how do i get in contact with you tomorrow?
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 months ago

Just log back on to the site and click on "my questions".

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thank You
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 months ago

I'll send you a reminder as well.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Great
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 months ago

Good morning I am back online today.

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Hello, just checking back to see how things are going

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