I am having a problem with the rear tail light’s on my 89 Camry.
I have traced the problem down to a faulty relay and replaced it with a “new” one from ebay… only to have it go out again after a couple days of driving. I took a look at the burnt circuit board and noticed that the connection was messed in the exact same place on both boards so I went ahead and soldered it back. Low and behold the lights are back on!
This is great apart from the fact that after the lights being on a few minutes the relay box has started to smoke. Both relays looks like they’re burnt out in the same spot which gives me the sneaking suspicion that this problem will not be fixed by ordering a new relay. Is it possible that somehow my tail lights are drawing too much power? If so, any idea how I might fix that? I have a volt-meter at my disposal thanks to my last escapade with a non-working starter. Any ideas or suggestions would be welcome.