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day time running lights...melted inside

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 93civEJ1, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Aug 1, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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    93civEJ1

    93civEJ1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have an issue with the yellow area on your headlight having a melted look where the day time running lights are always on? My friends noticed that today....looks like poop... :mad:
     
  2. Aug 1, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    09taco4x4

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    yep happened on my 09 with only 46k miles......called dealership I bought it from and they replaced both my headlights under warranty.

    Mke sure u call Toyota Customer Service line and report it, if they get enough complaints, Toyota could do a TSB or something.

    Oh I asked the service manager at the dealership what if it happens again and he said theres nothing they can do if it happens a second time.

    I am def gonna get some LED bulbs to put in there!!
     
  3. Aug 1, 2011 at 10:49 PM
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    You can use a Saturn/GM 14v-rated bulb (instead of 12v) that puts out a little less heat. I have them in mine, and have had NO issues so far. I don't have the part number right off hand, though.
     
  4. Aug 2, 2011 at 6:33 AM
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    Here's some pics, the left pic is the DS and the right is the PS:

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  5. Aug 5, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    dwgullett

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    I just noticed mine today and stopped by the place I bought the 2009 truck and I am 200 miles over the warranty and they wont cover it. I called Toyota Cust Service and they said nope. So I have 2 questions. 1) any suggest how to deal with these R#($)#) and then 2) They want $700 to fix the issue so how hard do you think it is to replace them and does anyone have any part numbers >
     
  6. Aug 5, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

    NelsonTacoma This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    They aren't that hard to replace. There's a thread somewhere on here for the BHLM that shows how they come out. If you aren't in a hurry to replace them I would just keep your eye on the for-sale section, I'm sure someone will sell theirs when they upgrade to Ebay projectors. Or you could go to the Ebay projectors too.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    Rufus

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  8. Aug 6, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    Watch the for sale forum, people sell their headlights often.

    There is a GM bulb you can get from chevy dealers that is lower watts and a shorter bulb so it's less likely to melt.

    Also, there are plenty of people Ike me that want the DTRL and didn't have them. See if you can find someone to switch relays with, it's not too difficult.
     
  9. Aug 6, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    Interesting that some melt and some don't.

    Is it a certain manufacturer and/or date code of either the bulbs or the lenses that has this problem?
     
  10. Aug 6, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Mine melted, so I disabled the drls and got new headlights
     
  11. Aug 6, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    Large Farva

    Large Farva Does this look like spit to you?

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    My 09 did the same thing. Dealer replaced them under warranty.
     
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