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Dash light is out, need solution!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by trussell456, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Jun 14, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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    trussell456

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    So one of the dash lights on my 03 went out a couple weeks ago, decided then that i was going to change the color of the lights so i bought new LED's. Changed them out today figuring it would fix the problem. Installed the new lights and put it back together and the same light is out. I tried a different LED in that slot figuring maybe coincidentally i got a bad bulb but it still didn't work.

    It cant be a fuse if its just one light socket right? I sorta looked over the back of the dash panel but everything seems fine???
     
  2. Jun 14, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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    trmarshall1

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    Check the connector for that bulb, also check the wire for breaks and such.
     
  3. Jun 14, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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    TacomaJPP

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    I believe LEDs are polarity sensitive. Flip the bulb around.

    You can also take a volt meter and check to make sure you are getting 12V to the socket.
     
  4. Jun 15, 2012 at 10:58 PM
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    trussell456

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    ill check it out with a volt meter and try and flip the bulb tomorrow, thanks for the replies
     
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