Queer Dash Lights

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 03, 2006 at 00:10
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Some time ago I asked a question about ALL dash lights flashing on and off. It would appear that this is a known problem with 80 series and 100 series Toyotas (see LCOOL site) Anyway that happened 6 to 8 months ago - went away by itself - and now 12,000kms later something similar.

Have not driven the Toyota for about a week and today when I turn a right hand corner the dash lights flicher on and off - left hand corner no problems. Can this be possible and can any one expalin WHY. Can there be water in the alternator moving from one side to the other and causing an intermittent fault.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jan 03, 2006 at 00:14

Tuesday, Jan 03, 2006 at 00:14
does it only happen when turning right?

Sounds like a bad connection in the steering column to me, when you turn, it earths out
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Follow Up By: Trekkie - Tuesday, Jan 03, 2006 at 00:20

Tuesday, Jan 03, 2006 at 00:20
Not sure at this stage - went for 20 min drive late today and - yes - was only happening when I turned right - so could be as you say - I will get my auto electrician to look at it tomorrow (if he is back from holidays)
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Reply By: DesC - Wednesday, Jan 04, 2006 at 17:47

Wednesday, Jan 04, 2006 at 17:47
I am sure a mate of mine down south in Swan Hill had an alternator wire break off or something on his turbo model 100 and it had a dash controller or module replaced as well for something else to do with the fuel tank sender. So check your alternator wiring as i think Toyota said it had been a previous issue.
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