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tacom08 05-07-2013 02:32 PM

Daytime Running Light Burnt Out
 
Just noticed today that my left Daytime Running Light is not working at all (burnt out). You can see that the faulty DRL is "burnt/melted".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-zPG8UZypQ

I know that DRL lens melting/cracking is a common issue on the 2nd gens. However, I couldn't find anybody on the forums mentioning DRL's ceasing to function.

Truck has ~42,000 miles and was bought new back in '08, so obviously, the warranty has expired.

My main questions here are:
Can I fix this by myself at home?
How much do repairs cost?

Any help would be appreciated.

Crom 05-07-2013 02:35 PM

It's like a $2.00 bulb at Vatozone. Extremely easy to replace.

Edit: Because I'm feeling helpful today I looked up the part for you. Looks like they're sold in pairs. You should probably replace them both.

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par..._665333_19345_

Sylvania/Daytime Running Light Bulb
For your 2009 Toyota Truck Tacoma 4WD 4.0L EFI DOHC 6cyl

Part Number: 3157-4157NALL
Alternate Part Number: 3157NALL B2

$5.99

http://contentinfo.autozone.com/znet...7NALL/image/2/

tacom08 05-07-2013 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crom (Post 6854956)
It's like a $2.00 bulb at Vatozone. Extremely easy to replace.

Edit: Because I'm feeling helpful today I looked up the part for you. Looks like they're sold in pairs. You should probably replace them both.

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par..._665333_19345_

Sylvania/Daytime Running Light Bulb
For your 2009 Toyota Truck Tacoma 4WD 4.0L EFI DOHC 6cyl

Part Number: 3157-4157NALL
Alternate Part Number: 3157NALL B2

$5.99

http://contentinfo.autozone.com/znet...7NALL/image/2/

Thanks for the help.

PinkTaco24 05-07-2013 02:53 PM

If you get 3057A, it will not generate as much heat, hence alleviating even more lens melting. I run these in mine. The appearance is the same. Have had zero issue in the year+ that I've had them.

ETAV8R 08-16-2013 10:03 PM

Good stuff here. Wish I had replaced my stock bulbs long ago.

Rich91710 08-16-2013 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PinkTaco24 (Post 6855037)
If you get 3057A, it will not generate as much heat, hence alleviating even more lens melting. I run these in mine. The appearance is the same. Have had zero issue in the year+ that I've had them.

Watch them carefully, there's less than 2 watts difference in the spec for the 3057 vs 4157.

PinkTaco24 08-17-2013 05:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rich91710 (Post 7304803)
Watch them carefully, there's less than 2 watts difference in the spec for the 3057 vs 4157.

Will do, thanks. I've ran these for over a year with no problem, but that was with aftermarket housings. I just recently went back to stock, so I am definitely keeping my eye on them. I hate that this is such an issue with these trucks.


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