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Brake light out

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Khaos, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Dec 13, 2008 at 8:36 AM
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    Khaos

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    I was at a friends house yesterday and found out my rear passenger side taillight doesn't work when you press the brakes. The driver lights up, the passenger doesn't do a damn thing. In my ingeniousness I turned on the headlights to see if the taillight will light up with those, and it did. But still when I press the brake the amount of light don't change (its supposed to get brighter). Any ideas whats wrong?

    Also, can't I get ticketed for having a brake light out? I really can't afford a ticket right now.
     
  2. Dec 13, 2008 at 8:47 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    I don't know about Florida law, but in Alabama you can't get a ticket until you have all three brake lights out.

    You just need a new bulb in your tail light. Check the owners manual for instructions on how to replace it. The brake light doesn't actually get brighter... a different bulb lights up when you press the brakes. That's the bulb that went bad on your truck.

    I have no idea what one of those costs, but you could call your dealership, then compare that price to a parts stores between your house and the dealership. Do the install yourself. You just take off two bolts and the whole light assembly comes off.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2008 at 9:52 AM
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    the filament for your marker light is still fine but your brake light filament is probably burnt out. taillights are like two lights in one.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2008 at 9:53 AM
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    mws4ua

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    Oh... well I'll be. Either way, need a new bulb.
     
  5. Dec 13, 2008 at 11:44 AM
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    basically
     
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