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Old 06-28-2010, 07:28 PM   #1
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Dashboard and Tail lights out

I just bought a used 02 Tacoma and the lights that illuminate the dashboard and the parking lights are out. Everything worked fine when I bought it, I only replaced the factory radio and one bulb for a burned out parking light. Now the're all out. I checked and replaced the fuse for the tail and it blew again. Does this have anything to do with the factory radio being removed? Any ideas?

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Old 06-28-2010, 07:35 PM   #2
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My light did that when I first got it and it ended up being my trailer wiring, does it happen to be grounding out anywhere?
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did you use the factory harness and just plug in the after-market stereo? or cut the wires and hook up the hot , ground ,and speaker wires? If you cut them ( like I've always done in my vehicles) then go back and check , sounds like you have a hot wire touching something - to keep blowing the fuse , if you unhook the radio and turn your lights on with a good fuse installed , I bet they will work. This will tell you if its the wiring
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DId you check the fuses under the hood? Mine did that a while back and I think that i replaced a fuse under the hood. Keep us posted.
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I went to Kragen and got a brand new fuse rather than using the replacement under the hood and it seems to be working fine now. Thanks for the tips.
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