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climate bulb replacement from newbie

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by stenobeagle, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Dec 5, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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    stenobeagle

    stenobeagle [OP] New Member

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    Hi. I have a 2001 and need to replace the climate bulb. I got the face of it off and turned the bulb -- thought it would come out. Do I need to remove more? There seems to be a plate holding it in the hole -- maybe I'm not pulling hard enough. Just don't want to break the bulb. I guess I have to order from Toyota the bulb? Everything else is perfect on this machine. Very excited to have a great truck!
     
  2. Dec 6, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    radcat692000

    radcat692000 Well-Known Member

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    when you get the bulb out the number should be written on the bulb at the base,,if not just call a dealership and ask what size it is... cant help with your panel removal, b/c i own a 95..or else i would.
     
  3. Dec 6, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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    meatman

    meatman I deal with dead animals

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    you will have to pull out the whole climate assy. and then dissamble the unit to access the board. the bulbs are removed from the back side. It sounds alot worse than it is... very easy and take your time BTW i just ordered mine from a dealer they are a weird bulb
     
  4. Dec 13, 2013 at 3:50 PM
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    wisconsin

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    My truck is a 2000 Tacoma. I can confirm that in this truck, the 2 bulbs in the heater controls are wedge-base bulbs that simply pull out. All you have to do is remove the heater knobs and AC switch. The AC switch simply pulls straight out. Then remove the heater control front panel. There are 2 tiny bulbs that have green caps on them. You can grab them and pull them straight out. You don't need to remove the heater control assembly on this truck.
     
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