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  1. Hey guys, I have a 2003 Corolla S that has factory fog lights. One of the fog lights isn't working so I bought a new bulb, thinking that's all it was. It takes an H3 bulb The new bulb didn't work because a piece of the wiring was broken. From first look, it seems the part is an H3 pigtail. However, when I tried to plug an H3 light bulb into the part I have, the spade connector on the H3 bulb was just a bit too wide to fit into the part. I am posting a couple of pics of the piece and was wondering if anyone knows exactly what this piece is, and do you think I'd be able to get it at a parts store or on line? I know I'll probably just have to take it into a shop, but thought I'd check here first. Thanks! https://goo.gl/photos/b2DY2wJQfSXucTjA6 https://goo.gl/photos/UWihAWut7LX9jXFH9
  2. Just an update. Put the OEM gas cap on. Then none of the auto places would reset the MIL, so I bought a scanner of my own. I got one that plugs into the OBD2 port in the car and then you use bluetooth with your cellphone and install an app. I had no idea what I was doing, but I was having a lot of fun with my new toy. It did pull the same code, P0446. Then I cleared it. It's only been 5 days so I"m really hoping the light doesn't come back on. Thanks again for your help, I really appreciate it.
  3. Dim Clock

    I know this is an old thread, but I too have the dreaded Corolla clock problem. I did try soldering myself and it seemed to work for a while, but then kept going out again. I discovered on Ebay there are a few people that do the soldering for about $15 - $20. I decided for $15 it was worth a shot. So I had to take the clock out and ship it to the guy and then he fixes it and ships it back. Well I got it back and the clock was working. I was escstatic. However, towards winter, the clock starting fading out again, then would come back bright, wash and repeat, wash and repeat. The guy did give a lifetime warranty, so I might try contacting him towards the summer, and see if he'll stand behind the warranty. I know you can just buy a stick on clock but I haven't found one yet that lights up like the regular clock.
  4. Thank you very much for your reply. You really know your stuf! I got the new OEM cap yesterday and I'm about to change it out. If I understand you correctly, it's better to just clear it out with scantool rather than disconnecting the battery terminal. I would be too afraid I hadn't drained the backup battery for ECM enough and would just mess it up even more. I definitely like how the 2003 sits up higher than our 1999. Although when I hit a deer, I was glad the 1999 was sitting so low. It actually scooped up the deer when I hit it and then the deer flew over the car and landed to his death. Only damage to the car was the hood was totalled. I appreciate the information about the car wash. It was just an auto wash where you drive over it to clean the undercarriage. It's been a couple weeks now so you would think it has dried out by now, hopefully. Fortunately they don't smog test here. I just hate seeing the light on, especially after dealing with a defective clock for the last few years. Known issue with 2003 Corollas. I found some info on it on line and soddered a couple chips on the clock's board. Seemed to fix it for a year, and now it comes on and off again. Maybe this summer I'll check the sodder again, I don't have a lot of experience with sodder so maybe it needs to be redone. Anyway, off to fill up my tank and see if Advanced Auto will clear the light. This OEM cap looks better than the cheap Stant one I had got so I'm hoping the new cap will fix it. I think I may just buy one of those scantools to have around anyway.
  5. Hi all, We have 2 Corollas, a 2003 Corolla S model (and a 1999 with over $300k miles on it). Last Sunday my husband took the 2003 Corolla to the car wash and because it's been so snowy here the car was full of salt, he had them wash the undercarriage. Later on that day I started the car and the CEL light went on. I drove over to Advanced Auto and they checked the code and came back with P0446. So I looked it up on line & saw the service bulletin that says it can be either the gas cap or the fuel filler tube. So I bought a gas cap (cheap one) and disconnected the negative battery terminal to clear the light. I drove for the next week and thought everything was fine & that was the end of the CEL. Then yesterday it came back on. My next step is I have ordered an OEM gas cap. If that doesn't work, I guess I'll have to go get it diagnosed. I still think it's odd that right after having the undercarriage washed, the CEL came on. Any ideas, thoughts, help of any kind, would be greatly appreciated. Even though we're from the Motorcity, we're both prertty useless when it comes to cars (I did change the headlight bulb once). The new gas cap is supposed to be here tomorrow. Do you think this time we should see if the light goes out on its own instead of disconnected the neg battery terminal?


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