97' CAMRY LE efi fuse blows everytime you put one in

Asked by Jan 19, 2017 at 01:27 PM about the 1997 Toyota Camry LE V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my little brother hooked up 120 v to the batter in his 97 camry le to try to
jump
it, obiously it did some damage, i checked all the fuses and narrowed it
down to the efi it pops everytime you put a new one in without haveing the
key in the car, i put a 30 in there and it didnt pop, when u try to start it the
starter ticks but thats all that happens, i had my friend use a computer to
diagnose the issue but it wouldnt get a read, is the ecm bad or what else
should i check

5 Answers

is it the vaccum switching valve?

3,260

What was the source of this 120 volts? You are going to need a digital volt meter and a Scan Tool to diagnose this one. If that 120 was AC....well...computers do not like AC. There should be a few high amp fuses in the under hood fuse relay box. They may have windows on the side making it easier to check. Check them out and get back to us.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

already checked em like i said all interior eletric works and the starter clicks we plugged a computer into the car and it wouldnt get a read.. does that mean i should replace the ecm?

3,260

I would not replace the ECU at this time without first checking to see if the ECU has 12 volts DC..."waking it up"....so it can go to work. So.. what wires at the ECU carries 12v from the Battery to the Computer? Need a wiring diagram. the fact that the Scan Tool does not get a read....it is ...asleep.....does receive a signal to wake up....or...is indeed DEAD. While your replacing the ECU...might as well check those 12v DC inputs...and grounds.

96,425

Hooking up 120V AC directly to a car is a first for me. You will probably be chasing problems for a long time as a lot of electronics were probably damaged.

Your Answer

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 77,079 nationwide Camry listings starting at $1,100.

ZIP:

Toyota Camry Experts

  • #1
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    14,580
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,910
  • #3
    last_chance_garage
    Reputation
    3,240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
790 Great Deals out of 89,573 listings starting at $1,444
Used Toyota Corolla
951 Great Deals out of 70,878 listings starting at $1,479
Used Honda Civic
584 Great Deals out of 52,615 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Altima
1,135 Great Deals out of 73,815 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Avalon
179 Great Deals out of 11,069 listings starting at $1,180
Used Toyota RAV4
638 Great Deals out of 63,003 listings starting at $1,995
Used Hyundai Sonata
555 Great Deals out of 53,643 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Maxima
323 Great Deals out of 20,319 listings starting at $1,990
Used Honda CR-V
733 Great Deals out of 64,294 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Malibu
983 Great Deals out of 53,481 listings starting at $1,599
Used Toyota Tacoma
557 Great Deals out of 41,053 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota 4Runner
352 Great Deals out of 29,570 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Camry For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 38,753 listings starting at $20,294
2017 Toyota Camry For Sale
175 Great Deals out of 6,242 listings starting at $12,499
2016 Toyota Camry For Sale
155 Great Deals out of 6,148 listings starting at $9,700
2015 Toyota Camry For Sale
261 Great Deals out of 7,506 listings starting at $9,541
2014 Toyota Camry For Sale
190 Great Deals out of 4,113 listings starting at $6,859

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.