I have a 2012 Camry, the electric fans are not working. The ac cools when you are moving but when you stop it does not, also if you are stopped too long the engine temp starts to raise.

Asked by Aug 08, 2016 at 06:31 PM about the 2012 Toyota Camry SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

10 Answers


I'm assuming Both fans will not run when you have the AC set to Max. We really need a wiring diagram for this make model and year...and...a Volt/Ohm meter for proper diagnosis. Without these 2 items...the best we can do is to check for blown fuses. Start at the under hood fuse/relay boxes. They should have indicators printed on the underside of the covers. There are usually more fuses located at the left and right side interior kick panels...as well as under the dash and perhaps behind the glove boxes. Without Technical repair info....we are just guessing as to what to replace. What engine is in this vehicle?

I did replace the fan relay in the fuse box in the engine compartment. I took it to autozone and the plugged it in to their computer and it shows a code for a sensor and it says to replace the compressor but but there's nothing wrong with the compressor.


Need to know the Alfa/numerical code(s). Did they give you a print out of their scanner results?

No, but they said it was a high pressure senor and that it controled both fans.


OK...well without knowing the code....I could only guess. Toyota traditionally used a "Triple Pressure Switch" to control their AC Systems. Unless that HP Sw. you refer to is mounted in the AC Compressor....I see no need for compressor replacement at this time. It's a guessing game with out more diagnostic info.

Okay, thanks...


You might consider another trip to AutoZone for a repeat scan.

Okay, autozone's computer does not show any codes, The Toyota dealer wants like a $100 just to plug in their computer and tell me whats wrong. I can't believe no one's ever had this problem. I am at wits end......


I understand your frustration. These fans are probably computer controlled. Need a wiring diagram for this Make/Model/Year...and...a Digital Volt/Ohm meter. BTW...regarding that high pressure sensor diagnosis. I do not remember such on or in a Toyota Compressor. I remember such a sensor installed on the High side refrigerant line. I do remember a speed sensor....and a Flow Valve in these compressors. I could be wrong. More research required. Try following the thinner of the 2 hoses coming out of the Compressor. That's the High Side of the system. You should be able to find that HP Switch...probably 2 wires coming out of it.


So.....what's new? Hopefully you issue has been resolved?

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 71,623 nationwide Camry listings starting at $1,400.


Toyota Camry Experts

  • #1
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
553 Great Deals out of 91,963 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Corolla
678 Great Deals out of 66,255 listings starting at $1,599
Used Honda Civic
374 Great Deals out of 51,346 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Altima
789 Great Deals out of 67,227 listings starting at $750
Used Toyota Avalon
162 Great Deals out of 9,699 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota RAV4
495 Great Deals out of 65,431 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Maxima
220 Great Deals out of 18,086 listings starting at $1,500
Used Hyundai Sonata
362 Great Deals out of 50,267 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota Highlander
441 Great Deals out of 44,104 listings starting at $1,750
Used Honda CR-V
569 Great Deals out of 66,216 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Fusion
650 Great Deals out of 59,454 listings starting at $2,300
Used Chevrolet Malibu
605 Great Deals out of 48,235 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
425 Great Deals out of 40,424 listings starting at $2,600
Used Toyota 4Runner
312 Great Deals out of 30,011 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Prius
218 Great Deals out of 16,063 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Camry SE For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 11,571 listings starting at $17,977
2017 Toyota Camry SE For Sale
74 Great Deals out of 3,331 listings starting at $12,400
2016 Toyota Camry SE For Sale
42 Great Deals out of 2,249 listings starting at $9,995
2015 Toyota Camry SE For Sale
83 Great Deals out of 3,283 listings starting at $9,798
2014 Toyota Camry SE For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 1,252 listings starting at $8,995

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.