2001 Camry XLE 1MZ-FE
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Northern California
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If the fuses check out OK, then it might be the wiring loom in the trunk. The wires are bundled all together and then attached to the driver side hinge. Often one or more of the wires become frayed due to opening and closing of the trunk.
Once you get all the wires exposed you will see which ones are frayed right away. Tape them back up, or solder them if broken, and then re-tape the loom with lots and lots of electrical tape to be sure it doesn't happen again. Use electrical tape to re-attach the loom to the hinge as well. Don't use zip ties, they will cause the loom to kink at the attach point. Electrical tape will spread out the contact area.
2000 Camry LE 6-cyl, 77,000 - 230,000, traded it for a
2001 Camry XLE, 6-cyl, 87,000 - 112,000 and counting.