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2004 dome light not working

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cadman33619, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Dec 29, 2011 at 6:19 AM
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    cadman33619

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    has anyone had this problem...? i've checked the engine compartment fuse and all the under-dash fuses and the light bulb itself. they're all good but the dome light still doesnt work.

    what could it be?

    Thanks

    cadman
     
  2. Dec 29, 2011 at 6:22 AM
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  3. Dec 29, 2011 at 7:31 AM
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    Have you checked to see if there is power getting to the Light fixture itself? Put a meter on it and check. I assume yours is the same as mine where you have three different positions. One is always on. Two is on and off with the doors and Three is always off. Try all three positions when you check for voltage. It might be the switch that has the problem.

    I am new to the forums so i hope someone else might be of more help... Those are just suggestions and ideas i have.
     
  4. Dec 29, 2011 at 8:25 AM
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    haven't tried that yet...i'll check it and see

    tanks
     
  5. Dec 29, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    No problem. This might also help you. Go to these links.

    http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/2003/Repair_Manual/03tacoma/be/ilsy/insp.pdf

    http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/2003/Repair_Manual/03tacoma/be/ilsy/loca.pdf

    And then this one here is all the links to everything about your truck! :)

    http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/2003/index.html

    These are all taken from this post here

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...y-how-thread-compiled-list-helpful-links.html

    So thank Chris if these help you. I know they have helped me with a lot of my questions. The people here at TW have been great! Im addicted to this site lol
     
  6. Dec 29, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    Also, what truck do you have? 2004? auto/manual/4x4/trd/2wd? Post a picture if you want. I think we all like seeing Taco's no mater what they look like :)
     
  7. Dec 29, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    thanks for the links....i need to take care of this problem...no dome light at night is getting frustrating
     
  8. Dec 29, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    Yeah that would get old. Those links might help you out on your taillight problem i seen you had in another thread. Hopefully you found the parts you needed. If you havent check out the links in that thread i sent you they show places to get parts.

    Good luck!
     
  9. Dec 29, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    been to 6 junkyards...cant find a damn tail light socket. even the dealer cant get it, they say i hvae to order the whole tail light housing.
    going crazy.

    i wonder if i can just stick a little piece of metal in there...something that will help the bulb make contact...i don't know. i'll probably blow myself up if i try it.
     
  10. Dec 29, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    son of a &%$#!...i went out and bought a repair manual and the whole *%^& thing is right here in the link you gave me.
    ...man..i really am new at this.
     
  11. Dec 29, 2011 at 9:37 AM
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    I had a problem with my 04 and it was just dirty contacts on the switch. I worked the switch several times and it was OK.
     
  12. Dec 29, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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    you need tail lights? i have a pair with broken lenses but good contact that i can GIVE you, theyre sitting in my kitchen, just lemme know what you need
     
  13. Dec 29, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    WOW THAT WOULD BE GREAT... dont need tail lights...just the socket. one of the contacts in the socket is worn out and does not tuch the bulb contact (dual filamanent). i'd be happy to send you a pre-paid package so you can send it to me. i would be eternally greatful
     
  14. Dec 29, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    sweet taco, fireturk41....when my taco grows up...he wants to be just like yours.
     
  15. Dec 29, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    TW is a great place cadman! Glad to see you might be making progress with getting your problems solved. :)

    Thanks for adding a picture also... you have a nice prerunner there :)

    you can check out my pictures if you want.
     
  16. Dec 29, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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    it sure is a great place....

    ..how do i get your pics? i wanna check them out
     
  17. Dec 29, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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    Below a user's name is a little Camera icon. You can click that and it should take you to the gallery. Here is one of my pictures.

    2002 Tacoma 4x4 Extra Cab with 103,000 miles on her. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Dec 29, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    niiiice... mint condition
     
  19. Dec 29, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    I had problems with my dome light on one truck, and door locks on the other, I think they were the same problem. My door lock problem was inside the fuse box inside the cab. It is called a body ecu. It is a small 4" x 4" compter chip that is apparently only available with a wire harness. Just a cool $2600.00. Pocket change for you guys. Anyway, I was on the phone with the toyota parts dept. trying to find the right fuse box and noticed there were two pins on the computer board that did not look right. They were spread terminals. Just applied a little pressure with my pliers and presto!!!!![​IMG] You should try going to your truck and tapping and wiggling around the fuse box under the dash and see if the light starts to work. I never fixed my dome light because every time it would stop working I would start to test the circuits and bingo, it would suddenly start working again. Later I bought the truck with the door lock problem. Its worth a shot, as far as I can remember the body ecu does control the dome light. If the wiggle test works, let me know and I will try to get a picture up here that better shows where the bad connection may be.
     
  20. Dec 29, 2011 at 11:30 PM
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    thanks man yeah a pre paid package would be best cause im kinda slack at gettin to the post office. and thanks man appreciate the compliment
     
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