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supergabe954

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    Camry LE
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    1999
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    Florida (FL)

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  1. Hello! I resolved the issue. The original clockspring was defective. I installed the new/used clockspring and kept checking the wiring, suspecting that a wire was spliced when the previous mechanic installed that dashboard horn button. I found a wire that was spliced under the horn relay. The mechanic spliced the wire for the aftermarket horn button. I spliced the wire together again, and re-installed the steering wheel. The steering wheel must be grounded and installed all the way or the factory horn switch won't sound the horn Once it was all put back together, the horn is working as it should. Thank you! PS I still don't know what that extra connector is for. It's just a dummy connector and serves no purpose.
  2. Hi Camry2013, I am NOT a professional mechanic, but I do enjoy tinkering on cars. I guess a Shadetree Mechanic. The sound your describing while driving might be a wheel bearing. YouTube some "bad wheel bearing" videos to hear if the sound matches. As far as the warm-up issue, I had an old Dodge (1954) with an automatic transmission, and I would have to warm it up the same way or it wouldn't engage into drive or reverse. Sounds like it might be a transmission fluid issue or something with pressure in the transmission. Maybe the transmission needs a filter and fluid change since you seem to keep up with the engine oil. How many miles on her since a 2013 is relatively new, and Camry's are usually good runners. Changing the transmission filter and fluid is a regular maintenance thing, so it might be a good idea to do it if it's never been done. Mine is a 1999 with only 39,000 miles so I got lucky. Let me know how it goes. Good luck!
  3. Does the same thing happen when the old style (OEM) bulbs are put back in, and you remove the LEDs?
  4. Greetings everyone! I would appreciate some help please. I inherited a 99 Camry LE (Japan made) with 39k miles and cruise control. An aftermarket horn button was installed on the dashboard wired directly to the horn relay and grounded on the bottom of the dash. That button sounds the horn, so I assume things are ok from the horn relay to the horns (horn relay, 10a fuse, wiring and horns). I installed a new/used clockspring (I checked the clockspring continuity of each pin in the clockspring, and get continuity on all 4 pins). I pressed the factory horn button/airbag and nothing. All the clips were installed properly with an audible click. I don't see any wire breaks or splices. I don't know wiring well or how to read schematics. I checked the inside of the steering wheel where the airbag sits, and checked continuity from the pressure plate that appears to ground when you press the horn button/airbag. When the metal plates make contact, it shows continuity. But then I noticed a connector on the left side of the steering wheel, near the airbag retaining screw. I don't recall disconnecting that plug and I'm lost. I don't know if it's missing a plug, or if it's for an accessory my car doesn't have. I attached a pic below. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks! horn schematic.docx
  5. Greetings everyone! Just thought I would drop a line and say hello! My name is Gabe and I enjoy tinkering on cars, mainly from the 50s. I am the 2nd owner of a 99 Camry LE with 39k miles and am tinkering with some minor issues on her. The horn does not blow from the horn pad, and the ac only blows from the dash vents. But I will post those in the tech support section and would really appreciate some help! Especially when it comes to wiring, as that's my Achilles Heel.
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