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Old 12-30-2012, 08:05 PM   #1
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status on 09 taco daytime run lights

does anyone know if toyota is gona own up and repair/replace the drl on the tacomas or will they worm their way out. what a dam shame in Texas we call this bull shit.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:48 PM   #2
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i had my headlights replaced at about 80,000.the lenses cracked in front of the DRL's.they gave me a little crap even though i had the platinum service plan.cost me a 50 dollar deductable.mention safety issues and a recall,and you'll probably be ok.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:43 PM   #3
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re; tx colt 45 i did not buy any type of extra warranty i guess im stuck out like a bunch of others.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:03 PM   #4
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its a safety issue,bitch and complain to anyone that will listen.NTSB and stuff.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:11 AM   #5
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Lucky for me mine were replaced under warranty, and no problems since. But Toyota did not inform me of the issue, the forums did. I believe there is a TSB for the problem, but most do not know what a TSB is! I think Toyota should replace these lenses regardless of the warranty period expiration.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:46 AM   #7
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I disabled mine on my 2006 cause it was starting to fade the rear reflectors.
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Take a look here:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...ur-lights.html (I posted the TSB concerning the DTRL issue.)

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...s-problem.html

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...ecall-fix.html

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...ing-dtrls.html

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...oblem-drl.html

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I called Toyota corporate and filed a complaint just to get it on the record.
(They offered to pay half, pffft.) 800-331-4331

Also filed w/ the DOT here: https://www.oig.dot.gov/dot-oig-hotline-complaint-form

And another here: https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/ (Safecar.gov)

I would recommend that you fill out the DOT forms and explain that this is a safety issue and not just a cosmetic one.

Here was my comment:

"Daytime Running Lights are too hot causing the plastic lenses to crack, melt, and burn.
Toyota is treating this as purely cosmetic in T-SB # 0129-11 (for 6 model years they were aware of it).
This listing should be changed to a safety recall, that amount of heat could start a vehicle fire."
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This shows how clueless I am.. I have a 2009 TRD Sport LB and have noticed many many other Tacomas on the road have what I calll "the blinker lights" lit up and I liked the way it looked.

My truck does not have this feature and I wanted to try to get these to light up while I drive but no such luck.

How can some 2009 trucks have DRL and some not? I do not have DRL setting on the "light stock" adjacent to steering wheel.
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