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Offline danf

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My car is haunted.
« on: Mar 06, 2022, 07:21:03 pm »
Anybody got the phone number for Ghostbusters?

I was doing work outside yesterday and noticed the headlights were up on my car. I checked the headlight switch and it was off.

So today I went out to try to figure out why they went up on their own and they retracted by themselves!  :ohmy:

Good grief.
SELECT celica FROM toyota WHERE year<=1985;

1985 GT-S
-Rebuilt engine: bored .020 over, oversize valves, new cam
-Thorley header w/heated O2 sensor at collector & all new exhaust
-Impact6 strut bar
-3.9LSD rearend, which is now slipping
-Lots of bodywork and new paint!
-New cd player to cover up all those squeaks and rattles
-JK short-throw shifter


Offline blockade-runner85

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Re: My car is haunted.
« Reply #1 on: Mar 07, 2022, 01:08:28 am »
jinkies!
fr though, it may be a poor connection or bad ground? that or scooby doo ghosts got your car lol
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Re: My car is haunted.
« Reply #2 on: Mar 07, 2022, 01:32:57 am »
85s have a box in the trunk that I believe turns the lights off when you turn the key off and open the door so you don't leave your lights on. It's an 85 only thing. Maybe supras had it too? Anyway mine would get wet and do weird shit like that.
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Re: My car is haunted.
« Reply #3 on: Mar 07, 2022, 01:52:57 am »
85s have a box in the trunk that I believe turns the lights off when you turn the key off and open the door so you don't leave your lights on. It's an 85 only thing. Maybe supras had it too? Anyway mine would get wet and do weird shit like that.

IIRC it's called the headlight retainer relay, and they're a known issue, especially if your hatch seal leaks and they get wet. Sometimes reflowing solder joints gets them back up and running.
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