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UPDATE SORRY: When I replaced the alternator on my 93 Camry I accidentally grounded out the wire which blew my 100 amp fuse for the alternator. I replaced the fuse and now when I turn the car off the oil light is illuminated, seat belt light is illuminated, brake light is illuminated, and the orange symbol of the car is illuminated. What could be the problem?? No lights on when running or driving only when turned off whether the key is in the ignition or not

Updated because I did not mean to write battery light illuminated before. No battery light is on. Just brake light is illuminated, oil light is illuminated, seat belt light is illuminated, and the orange symbol of the car is illuminated. But only when car is off whether the key is in ignition or not it does it. No lights on when running or driving
 

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That is a very weird issue....never heard of that happening yet.

I'm hoping other can chime in....
 

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Try removing the connector and high current wire from the alternator (do this with the battery disconnected) then re-connect the battery and check your cluster lights.
 

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Would you check and see if the 10 amp gauge fuse ... when pulled ... with engine off ...turns those dash lights out? There is a separate wire from the alt. ... so that fuse might not be the problem.
 

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The suggestion did not include reconnecting those conductors to the alternator and we do not know if that has been done. Perhaps it is a test to see if the alternator has an internal problem.
It's my connector. Whoever had the car that I got the alternator off somehow broke the internal clip and now my connector won't stay on
 

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ok, now the fix makes sense...
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Yeah. I have to open the hood once I stop driving 90% of the time and push the connector back in to get the lights to turn off haha
Sounds like 71 essentially had the owner do a full 'power off drain and back on' by disconnecting the alternator and battery. Never thought that would fix the issue though, good thing to know.

The Connector, is it the one below labeled '1' that is broken? Pic not from a Gen3/4 Camry.

 

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Sounds like 71 essentially had the owner do a full 'power off drain and back on' by disconnecting the alternator and battery. Never thought that would fix the issue though, good thing to know.
I suggested completely disconnecting the alternator because shorted out diodes can cause the "all lights" condition in the cluster. It was a fluke that it ended up pointing to the problem but it shows improper connections to the alternator can cause this electrical glitch.
 
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good info to know 71. i knew shorted diodes could make a whine and also create a huge drag on the engine and even make the belt squeal if it's loose enough. didn't know it'd light up the idiot lights though.
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I suggested completely disconnecting the alternator because shorted out diodes can cause the "all lights" condition in the cluster. It was a fluke that it ended up pointing to the problem but it shows improper connections to the alternator can cause this electrical glitch.
good info to know 71. i knew shorted diodes could make a whine and also create a huge drag on the engine and even make the belt squeal if it's loose enough. didn't know it'd light up the idiot lights though.
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New to me. Good to know as well.

I also know that 71Corolla suggestions are spot on. He helped me when I had no ideals left in mind.

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/1...1382809-i-f-big-time-sunroof-not-working.html

and it was just a fuse
 
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