2011-2013 Toyota Corolla Dome Light fuse keeps blowing

Lewis

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If you have a complaint of the Interior Dome light is not working and the Remote KeyFob also doesn't work, then check the 10 amp Dome light fuse located in the fuse box under the hood, along the drivers side fender. Here is what you are looking for...

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If you look closely, it will most likely be blown open and will do so again immediately if you insert a new fuse. This is because the wiring harness that runs from the drivers side junction box and up the A pillar to the Dome light itself is shorted internally and needs to be replaced.

You can disconnect the dome light harness at the drivers side junction box, located behind the lower dash panel where the drivers knees would be if they were sitting in the drivers seat. When you remove that lower dash panel, this is the plug you would disconnect to stop the fuse from blowing...

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Jesica M.

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Thank you so much for this!!!!!! All of a sudden I found the my remote FOB stopped working for my keyless entry system was no longer working and I did a bunch of searching for the problem and what it could be, I pulled out my multimeter and started to test all my fuse under my hood to find that the dome fuse was giving me a negative reading one way and open reading the other using diode test setting which told me something was wrong with that fuse. I then did more searching and found this post in which it described my problem perfectly as I replaced the dome fuse and it blew as I was installing the replacement one.
I found that that I could remove this little box (by opening it and pulling up hard to get it to unclick) that I could easily access the dome light wiring harness to disconnect it (I just left mine disconnected after using a set of narrow pliers to pull it out lol) was then able to replace my fuse and my car remote started to work again!!!

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Dom

Guest
This was exactly my situation and it worked. How difficult and expensive is it to run a new wire harness? Does it have to be ran to the dome light from the panel under the dash?
 
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Jesus

Guest
Can I just disconnect it, replace the fuse then reconnect it. Will this fix the issue or do i have to somehow run new wire??
 
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Mike.B.

Guest
Can I just disconnect it, replace the fuse then reconnect it. Will this fix the issue or do i have to somehow run new wire??
Hello, I have similar problem on a 2012 Corolla L. I replaced the battery few months ago and since then the dome lights and FOB remote stopped working. Recently I noticed the cigarette lighter stopped working. I replaced the dome light fuse and it everything started working again. Then I removed the panels around the cigarette lighter and noticed its power cable was disconnected! Nobody had touched that are in past several years! I reconnected the wire and the dome light fuse blew again. I tried another fuse and it blew with a small spark. I do not understand the relation between the cigarette lighter and the dome light fuse and how to fix the issue. Thanks you.
 
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Rocky

Guest
If you have a complaint of the Interior Dome light is not working and the Remote KeyFob also doesn't work, then check the 10 amp Dome light fuse located in the fuse box under the hood, along the drivers side fender. Here is what you are looking for...

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i-kxBLVqv-M.jpg


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If you look closely, it will most likely be blown open and will do so again immediately if you insert a new fuse. This is because the wiring harness that runs from the drivers side junction box and up the A pillar to the Dome light itself is shorted internally and needs to be replaced.

You can disconnect the dome light harness at the drivers side junction box, located behind the lower dash panel where the drivers knees would be if they were sitting in the drivers seat. When you remove that lower dash panel, this is the plug you would disconnect to stop the fuse from blowing...

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Thanks Lewis! You fixed my car
 
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Duroy

Guest
Same problem with my 2011 Corolla. This fix worked. Now to figure out where the short is in the dome light.
 
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Cesar

Guest
Thank a lot, it worked, of course the internal lights doesnt work until i change the harness or adrresed the short circuit, but it was really helpful so thanks a lot
 
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Rob

Guest
If you have a complaint of the Interior Dome light is not working and the Remote KeyFob also doesn't work, then check the 10 amp Dome light fuse located in the fuse box under the hood, along the drivers side fender. Here is what you are looking for...

i-WSxPxnc-M.jpg


i-kxBLVqv-M.jpg


i-Wm9Ldtz-M.jpg


If you look closely, it will most likely be blown open and will do so again immediately if you insert a new fuse. This is because the wiring harness that runs from the drivers side junction box and up the A pillar to the Dome light itself is shorted internally and needs to be replaced.

You can disconnect the dome light harness at the drivers side junction box, located behind the lower dash panel where the drivers knees would be if they were sitting in the drivers seat. When you remove that lower dash panel, this is the plug you would disconnect to stop the fuse from blowing...

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