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2005 Tacoma Instrument lights not working

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jagu1989, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. Dec 24, 2018 at 6:09 AM
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    Jagu1989

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    My son has a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The ac and heater instrument lights are not working. Neither is the shifter light or the cruise control. I replaced all the bulbs for the instrument lights and shifter and still the lights will not come on. FYI, ac and heater work and the cruise control light will come on, but the cruise control will not activate. Anyone have any ideas about what could be wrong?
     
  2. Dec 24, 2018 at 6:28 AM
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    TheDevilYouLove

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    Have you checked for blown fuses?
     
  3. Dec 24, 2018 at 12:37 PM
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  4. Dec 24, 2018 at 12:38 PM
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    Is your dimmer switch down?
     
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  5. Dec 28, 2018 at 10:45 AM
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    Dimmer switch is broke. Other gauges - gas, speedometer, etc. all light up.
    Will check the 10 am tail fuse in the cab fuse box.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2019 at 5:39 AM
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    Hey Jagu1989 .. was this ever resolved? My dimmer switch, ac and heater instrument lights are also not working on my 2010.
     
  7. Sep 26, 2019 at 1:20 PM
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    No, this was never resolved. Tested all fuses - every fuse was ok.
     
  8. Sep 26, 2019 at 1:21 PM
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    I was able to fix cruise control - it was a bad clocksprng in steering column.
     
  9. Sep 26, 2019 at 1:57 PM
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