Wire harness in trunk. on Toyota Camry

Average mileage: 175,668 (101,000–262,000)
4 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000
8 people reported this problem
6 people shared problem details
I have read that others have had this same problem, what I have read about was the fix. This cable has about 4 wires in it and it comes down from the trunk lid attached to the hinge on the drivers side of the car. I can't tell what it was cut from. It looks like it wass sheared off but I can't find the other end. There is a possibility that it got pulled from a connecter near by but I don't know what wires or what side to re-attach it to. What isn't working as a result is the backup lights and the lights on the dash that indicate what gear you are presently in. Does your web site just report the problems or do you give the details on how to fix it as well?
1999 Toyota Camry134,000
Light indicator on dash and rear back up lights not working
1999 Toyota Camry101,000
The two trunk lid taillights don't work anymore. The backup lights and license plate lights are OK. I noticed that when I have the trunk half way open, the taillights come on. I traced it to a worn insulation at the curve of the left trunk lid hinge. I was hoping to find out more about the trunk lid wiring harness and if it is replaceable at a reasonable cost. Otherwise, I'll try splicing the wire together then reinforcing the plastic sheething.
2000 Toyota Camry204,000
No brake lights on trunk fixtures. Brake light indicator stuck on. Bulbs replaced, wiring failed test. Harness no good to decklid.
wiring harness cut; spliced together; back up lights now work but parking lights won't come on in front or back
1999 Toyota Camry177,340
The rear light warning icon on dash showed up after I bought a 50 lb bag of seed that was 'dumped' into my trunk. That must have pulled the weak wiring apart. Upon inspection, the wiring harness at the left trunk hinge looked like it was wrapped with plain thin black electrical tape (original factory assembly?). Took it to dealership repair shop & a technician soldered the wires and wrapped it with heavier weight tape (~$250.00!). Two months later, warning light came on again. I replaced one left brake light. Another 2 months, a right brake light burned out, which I'll replace.
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