Title: Parklights Wont Turn Off?
Johnnynz - March 31, 2012 07:18 AM (GMT)
I have a 2001 RS200 Altezza and the parklights appear to be staying on. Is this a common fault? Anyone have any ideas?
I know on Subarus there's a park light switch on the steering column everyone misses, is there a switch I am missing here?
Any help appreciated.
greeneyes - March 31, 2012 11:57 PM (GMT)
First time I've heard of it-
and of all the wiring diagrams I have there are none as mundane as a lighting diagram I'm afraid.
Grab a $10 multimeter and see that you do have 12V at the lights, (might be an 8V bleed from something else's problem)and a low-resistance earth return back to the battery -ve. (less than 10ohms)
If that is so then it must be a switch problem somewhere that is supplying 12V to the lights.
Johnnynz - April 1, 2012 05:00 AM (GMT)
I disconnected the battery last night to stop it running flat.
When I hooked it back up today I found they were off and not staying on now but my spotlights appear to not work any longer.
So I'm thinking perhaps its the indicator stalk that might have issues. Or possibly a relay.
I will have a play with a multi meter and see how I go, might price a new light relay also. I will report back if I find any solid answers.
PCSnob - April 1, 2012 09:06 AM (GMT)
The same thing happenned to me last year. In the end it was a problem with the car computer and they had to replace it.
The symptoms were exactly as you described. Parklights wont turn off (so I disconnected the battery each time I parked the car). Then about a few days later, all is fine again, but then the foglights won't turn on again.
After a few hours at North Shore Toyota where they were trying to eliminate possible causes of the issue (I checked first that the fog light bulbs are ok), they traced it to the computer. It cost over 600 bucks for the part to come from japan. :(
That said, other than the foglights (and later I discovered the sensor for auto lights didnt work either), it didn't seem anything else was affected (I had the non-working foglights for a few months before I finally decided to have it checked)
Not saying this is the issue with your car, just describing what happenned to mine.
Johnnynz - April 1, 2012 11:46 PM (GMT)
That handy to know, cheers.
I think I can lay hands on a spare ECU so I might try that.
If its just a matter of Spotlights not running I might just take them off anyway. And I don't use the auto lights feature, I don't trust it ha ha.