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Old 04-26-2011, 11:51 AM   #21
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mine have been doing the same thing for years.

im not so sure if its my bulbs or something to do with the wiring. if i tap the climate control area with my finger they will come on, but then turn off again. they turn on/off randomly on their own.
yea i was thinking about it after i posted, bcuz it hardly comes on, but it does, so the bulb does work, so could b sumthin else, in my case atleast.
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yea i was thinking about it after i posted, bcuz it hardly comes on, but it does, so the bulb does work, so could b sumthin else, in my case atleast.
i just went out and took mine apart and I have no clue what im looking at lol

i guess i'll just live with it. it doesnt bother me too much, but its a little embarrassing when i have a passanger at night and those damn lights go on and off by themselves
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i just went out and took mine apart and I have no clue what im looking at lol

i guess i'll just live with it. it doesnt bother me too much, but its a little embarrassing when i have a passanger at night and those damn lights go on and off by themselves
Once you pull it out, there will be two blue bulb holders on the back. You twist them with a flat head screw driver to take them out.
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Once you pull it out, there will be two blue bulb holders on the back. You twist them with a flat head screw driver to take them out.
Not to be contradictory but i'm pretty sure mine bulb holders are brown.
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OP Ill post pics tonight for you if you really need them, my light is flickering think its a lose connection but taking a look tonight.

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Yeah that would be cool. I went to the dealership and they want another $90 to fix the problem. I said just sell me the bulb and they have to order it.

Does autozone sell these? I want to fix this asap to forget about it because I feel ripped off. BTW I plan on doing everything possible myself from now on.
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I was able to bend the metal tabs out a little and fix it without replacing the bulbs.
im gonna try this. what did you use to bend the metal tabs out? i tried doing it with my finger but my finger is to big lol
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Yeah that would be cool. I went to the dealership and they want another $90 to fix the problem. I said just sell me the bulb and they have to order it.
fuck that dude! you shouldnt have to pay. you paid the dealer to fix a problem and the problem still persists, which means they obviously didnt fix it, which means they still owe you... i see this sorta thing all the time on The People's Court

call Toyota and tell them what happened or take them rat bastards to The Peoples Court!
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Take it back and tell them that they screwed something up and have now caused a short somewhere and you're not paying for it to be fixed.
sometimes i think when you take your truck to the stealership, they'lll fiix one problem and put a almost bad part somewhere else in your truck, so it can go bad and you'll have to take it back.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:02 PM   #31
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Mine go out and I just tap it with my finger and it comes back on. It only happens like once every few months.

$90 for that is ridiculous. I'm obviously in the wrong business.
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is there any way to test the bulb? i wanna find out whether the bulb is the problem or the wiring.
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fuck that dude! you shouldnt have to pay. you paid the dealer to fix a problem and the problem still persists, which means they obviously didnt fix it, which means they still owe you... i see this sorta thing all the time on The People's Court

call Toyota and tell them what happened or take them rat bastards to The Peoples Court!
I told him that and he said different bulb different problem. I say If its gonna be like that just sell me the bulb. And then the asshole pointed me to the parts department.
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I told him that and he said different bulb different problem. I say If its gonna be like that just sell me the bulb. And then the asshole pointed me to the parts department.
sucks dude. i just ordered a couple of these. http://www.oznium.com/corvette-c5-led

another member on here bought a pair and said they work. he even left a review under the review section.
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im gonna try this. what did you use to bend the metal tabs out? i tried doing it with my finger but my finger is to big lol
I used a small needle nosed pliers. The back of those bulbs are brown for me also.
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i might have to try the tapping and see if my lights comes on tonight, bcuz it works when i put a CD in but wont read it, then i give it the magical love tap and the CD starts to play
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mine have been doing the same thing for years.

im not so sure if its my bulbs or something to do with the wiring. if i tap the climate control area with my finger they will come on, but then turn off again. they turn on/off randomly on their own.
Mine do the same thing. It has been staying on lately though. It has a mind of its own.
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i might have to try the tapping and see if my lights comes on tonight, bcuz it works when i put a CD in but wont read it, then i give it the magical love tap and the CD starts to play
haha! dude! my truck did the exact same thing also, before i installed a new head unit, I would have to tap the top of the cd player to get it to play. that part of our truck must have been made by the same guy or something lol

but yeah give the tapping thing a try. i i have to tap mine pretty hard sometimes to get the lights to come on, so dont be scared to give it a good whack!
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If it is intermittent then it is most likely that the wire connections on the bulb holder are not making good contact with the copper on the board. after you pull out the bulb holder, look at the copper pads where it makes contact on the back of the climate controls. if they look dirty at all , then clean them with either an pencil eraser or q-tips and some vinegar. check the wire leads on the bulb holder for corrosion as well.
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sucks dude. i just ordered a couple of these. http://www.oznium.com/corvette-c5-led

another member on here bought a pair and said they work. he even left a review under the review section.
Thanks for the link. Toyota broke down and fixed it for the price of the bulb.
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