Hi Scotty! I am restoring a 1987 Toyota Celica (Gen 4) Convertible... It is in pretty good shape but…

Martin

Hi Scotty! I am restoring a 1987 Toyota Celica (Gen 4) Convertible... It is in pretty good shape but clearly has some electrical problems with the lights... the headlights pop up when the keys are removed, the indicator stalk does not do anything (but the indicators do flash with the hazard switch) and the rear lights seem to just be on all the time. Before I start trying to diagnose problems do you have any tips please? Bad earths and relays perhaps? Thank you very much! And thank you for the YouTube channel.. love it. Martin

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Martin
Martin

Oops I pressed return too soon. Here is the coupe. I shall check the Grounds and switches as suggested. Thank you so much.

Martin
Martin

Thank you! It is an original rag top... inside the bonnet there are German markings, so I think it may have been imported to Germany. I was able to acquire a matching coupe - which is in lovely condition and is now on the road.

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

yes , do check the earths (which we americans call grounds) first, and often the headlight switches themselves go bad on those models to check switch continuity also. good luck, nice car really. They never sold celica rag tops that year here, is that original or a modified convertible?

user456101
user456101

s video "Finding the source of electrical shorts in your car" and "A great tool for finding electrical problems"

user456101
user456101

I have heard Scotty say many times that erratic electrical problems are almost always caused by a grounding problem. Watch Scotty'