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View Poll Results: DTRL Melting your lights?
I have DTRL, I have two wires going into the plug, no issues. 42 33.87%
I have DTRL, I have three wires going into the plug, no issues 33 26.61%
I have DTRL, I have two wires going into the plug and my lights melted the socket 44 35.48%
I have DTRL, I have three wires going into the plug and my lights melted the socket 5 4.03%
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:51 AM   #1
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POLL: For those who have DTRL and its melting your lights.

Alright, I think I might know why this is happening, but I need verification.


To ANYONE having this problem, please give me input.


On the back side of your DTRLs/TURN SIGNALs, do you have 2 wires going into the socket or 3 wires?


In my scenario, the bulb is a dual filament bulb, however there are only two wires going into a 3 wire plug. My lights are not burning up my lenses.


I want to gather some data and figure out this problem. I'm pretty sure I know why, but I need concrete data. Also, if you can post the model year of your truck....


One other questions, do any of you guys who have toasted lenses have the BHLM done? Blacked out reflectors?
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:55 AM   #2
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I have two, no issues but my truck is relatively new just passed 10k miles so...
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43K miles driving mostly during the day. Both sides are clear of any melting. I will have to get back later about the wiring.



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Old 10-13-2011, 11:06 AM   #5
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I have the last post on the DTRL, and have two wires and melted lenses (I voted).

09 double cab with 40K miles.
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Keep comin with the results guys. I'm curious, because I know some people have three wires going into their plugs. I don't know if this is a change within different year models or what. The more data I get, the more we can figure out. Also, if you can possibly post data about your model year vehicle too.... that might help.
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lenses are fine but the buld base is melted to shit even looks burnt like it caught fire........2 wires just bought leds to replace.....i would rather have hyper flashing than burning truck.
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2011 DCSB with DTRL, only 1900 miles on it (so probably not very relevant), 2 wires, no issues on lenses or sockets.

What's your theory about this? I am trying to figure out if this is something I will have to worry about. Seems like it happens to most people sooner or later.

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I have two theories at the moment. I'm going to gather more results before I let them go.
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Mine truck is a 2011 with 2 wires no issues yet but only 10k miles
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I don't know if this helps but is DEF related

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lig...rkers-mix.html
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Nice find.
His fog light any time mod is the biz, he is a pretty smart guy it seems and may be onto something with the DTRL thing. If you haven't done the fog light mod i highy suggest using his! (if you wanna do it)
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subd, 2011, 21k, no melting, need to count the wires before i vote
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I don't know if this helps but is DEF related

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lig...rkers-mix.html

This is exactly why I've been asking the questions in this poll. I know the light is dual filament, and I know some of us have 3 wires.... the third wire is obviously for the other filament. Just trying to attribute which configuration causes the meltdown.
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This is exactly why I've been asking the questions in this poll. I know the light is dual filament, and I know some of us have 3 wires.... the third wire is obviously for the other filament. Just trying to attribute which configuration causes the meltdown.
I have the two wire set up and if I take the bulb out of the headlight then turn it on it looks like both filaments are lit up. Another issue, about a second after the light is turned on you can't even touch it cause it gets so HOT......not good for the lens in front of it I assume and that's prob why mine melted so bad.
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I have also noticed that (at least on my truck, with only 2 wires to the DTRL) the bulbs are either on or off, there's no hi or low: they turn on with the engine, don;t change if you put your parking lights on, and only switch between on and off when using the blinker. So when is the other filament being used? Are they both always on at all times? That would certainly explain why they're getting so hot...
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I have the two wire set up and if I take the bulb out of the headlight then turn it on it looks like both filaments are lit up. Another issue, about a second after the light is turned on you can't even touch it cause it gets so HOT......not good for the lens in front of it I assume and that's prob why mine melted so bad.
This is some solid information! Thank you! I think I can easily make some sugestions here that will solve this. There is more than one way.

I will follow up tommorow, its late and I'm going to bed. Keep the poll going!
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43K miles driving mostly during the day. Both sides are clear of any melting. I will have to get back later about the wiring.



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Hope there is a fix, dont want to get any melting on my new BHLM
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