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06 tail light problem

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TTU Ryan, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Dec 11, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    TTU Ryan

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    my driver side tail light keeps going out. Only the driver side. It has happened 2 times in the last 6 months.

    I didnt realize that touching the bulb would ruin it...so I replaced the bulb a second time, not touching the bulb and it worked....but then...pffsbbt.

    blinker works, reverse lights work...just brake light.

    Any help would be appreciated. I have checked the fuse and it is in working order.
     
  2. Dec 11, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    HondaGM

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    is the bulb blown or just not working?
     
  3. Dec 11, 2009 at 11:36 PM
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    James's blue taco

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    your bulb is actually filled with a type of gas and when it reacts to the oil on your fingers it can shorten the life of the bulb,this is extremely important on headlights more than anything...but one suggestion is to clean your taillight connector out. they sometimes get dirt and other particales inside them and cause the bulb to short out. i had a bulb that would burn out almost weekly and found out it was just cause a few grains of sand was connected to the light connector
     
  4. Dec 12, 2009 at 12:17 AM
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    mountainwolfpup

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    I agree, clean out the socket the bulb goes into. It sounds like a short.

    Fingerprints shouldn't matter.. they will on your halogen bulbs like headlights. But not these little things. My greesy paws have been all over mine many times. I've busted out two tail lights and have yet to loose a bulb. In three years of owning mine.

    So, something is going on. Those bulbs are tough.

    Could it be that you are not the 1st owner and maybe someone put in a higher capacity fuse then the owners manual call for? This could have been done as a quick fix to a former wiring issue and is now manifesting itself by blowing out your bulbs? Just a thought.
     
  5. Aug 11, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    Forster46

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    I have the same exact problem, and i just pulled my bulb out and came on here to see if it was a different problem
     
  6. Aug 11, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    2.7taco

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    Check the main plug for the tail lights for any corrosion or crud.
     
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