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Old 06-18-2011, 06:03 AM   #1
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Highbeams don't always work.

I have been having troubles with my headlights working properly. The low beams always work but when I put lever into highbeam position the headlights go out. If I try about 5 or 6 times then they will come on. The highbeams always come on when I pull back the lever back. Is the switch at fault and if so does it come apart to clean the electrical contacts?
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:26 AM   #2
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I have been having troubles with my headlights working properly. The low beams always work but when I put lever into highbeam position the headlights go out. If I try about 5 or 6 times then they will come on. The highbeams always come on when I pull back the lever back. Is the switch at fault and if so does it come apart to clean the electrical contacts?
Sounds like the switch to me.

I don't know if it comes apart.

Try spraying a bunch of contact cleaner into the switch and exercise the hell out of it. If that doesn't work, replace the switch.
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:27 AM   #3
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my wife has that problem...sub'd
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:03 PM   #4
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The older Toyota trucks had a relay feeding battery positive power to the headlights. The ground side of the headlights was switched by the dimmer switch. Typically, the dimmer switch contacts get pitted and stop working. I don't know if a first gen Taco is the same or not. I know the 2nd gen trucks are different.

Here's a link to check out:

http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/CheapTri...eadlight_Combo

Might not help you if your switch is sealed up.
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I beleive the OP has a 1995 tacoma...
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ever get this resolved?
i just started getting the same problem with my 95.5
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