Heater

Asked by Jan 17, 2016 at 04:41 PM about the 2010 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2010 Camry. My battery went bad,
replaced it.  Now my defroster light blinks for
45 seconds, then the fan kicks on.  Only the
face heat works and the rear defrost.  The front
window defrost does not work or the feet.   We
swapped out batteries seeing if that was it and
it wasn't.

8 Answers

Assuming these problems were not present BEFORE the battery change...one would suspect and incorrect procedure was used when the battery was replaced. Is the CEL(Check Engine Light) or any other dash lights ON when the engine is running?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

No, no other lights and all fuses have been checked even under the dash.

Now my car is blowing our freezing cold air and not hot/warm air at all

Ok....Let's see if we can ID the type of AC/Heating System you have. When you want the heater to come on.....which KNOB are you turning? Does it have numbers on it indicating the Temp. you want the inside of the car to be?

In my car it's push button to turn on the A/C and the a/C light turns green . So for the heat I turn the dial over to the right which is red and no the a/C is not on. Nothing works heat wise it just freezes the insides of my windows up and 30 minutes later my windows on the inside look like frozen ice that would be on the outside windows. I had to use my ice scrapper on the inside to try to attempt to run to the store. But couldn't because it refroze a block away. It's 6* here.

Well...it sounds like the TEMP/Blend DOOR might be stuck in the cold air position. When you turn that knob to the heat position...an electric motor drives the Temp. door to allow heat from your heater core to enter the vehicle. Other then parking the vehicle in a heated garage.....you might try placing an electric heater on the right side front passenger floor for a few hours. The heat might warm up the blend door and free it up. Otherwise ...it's off to the repair garage for diagnosis. There are of course other possibilities....one would have to get under the hood and with the engine running do a touchy feel test of the radiator and heater hose for proper heat. BTW...a parts store should have a small electric heater designed to plug into your cigar lighter and placed on the dash which will temporarily defrost your windows

Thank you for your help. We took it to a garage today because we simply don't have time to work on it in an unheated garage lol. So they said wires are bad between the battery and somewhere lol so they are taking the dash off tomorrow to get a better diagnosis on it!

Interesting. BTW....Disconnecting a battery on todays modern cars can cause some interesting problems. A tool caused a Memory Saver is usually required. Hopefully....your repair garage will have the equipment to perform the proper computer RESETS. Good Luck.

Your Answer

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 70,982 nationwide Camry listings starting at $750.

ZIP:

Toyota Camry Experts

  • #1
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    13,280
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,560
  • #3
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    3,000
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,032 Great Deals out of 61,576 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Corolla
888 Great Deals out of 65,254 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
788 Great Deals out of 76,969 listings starting at $888
Used Nissan Altima
1,070 Great Deals out of 74,067 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Avalon
261 Great Deals out of 16,430 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota RAV4
846 Great Deals out of 59,057 listings starting at $1,690
Used Hyundai Sonata
685 Great Deals out of 47,324 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Highlander
440 Great Deals out of 24,762 listings starting at $2,299
Used Nissan Maxima
339 Great Deals out of 23,515 listings starting at $1,550
Used Honda CR-V
822 Great Deals out of 53,784 listings starting at $1,007
Used Ford Fusion
1,029 Great Deals out of 76,309 listings starting at $895
Used Toyota 4Runner
250 Great Deals out of 21,412 listings starting at $2,300
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,208 Great Deals out of 77,228 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Prius
321 Great Deals out of 18,733 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
555 Great Deals out of 41,725 listings starting at $2,999

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
5,096 listings starting at $21,464
2017 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 10,126 listings starting at $13,991
2016 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
35 Great Deals out of 1,532 listings starting at $11,874
2015 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 1,343 listings starting at $9,500
2014 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
75 Great Deals out of 1,981 listings starting at $7,950

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.