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Daytime Running Light Burnt Out

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by tacom08, May 7, 2013.

  1. May 7, 2013 at 1:32 PM
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    tacom08

    tacom08 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just noticed today that my left Daytime Running Light is not working at all (burnt out). You can see that the faulty DRL is "burnt/melted".

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-zPG8UZypQ

    I know that DRL lens melting/cracking is a common issue on the 2nd gens. However, I couldn't find anybody on the forums mentioning DRL's ceasing to function.

    Truck has ~42,000 miles and was bought new back in '08, so obviously, the warranty has expired.

    My main questions here are:
    Can I fix this by myself at home?
    How much do repairs cost?

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. May 7, 2013 at 1:35 PM
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    Crom

    Crom Time is precious; use it wisely

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    It's like a $2.00 bulb at Vatozone. Extremely easy to replace.

    Edit: Because I'm feeling helpful today I looked up the part for you. Looks like they're sold in pairs. You should probably replace them both.

    http://www.autozone.com/autozone/pa...tbh6Z9cjds?itemIdentifier=89682_665333_19345_

    Sylvania/Daytime Running Light Bulb
    For your 2009 Toyota Truck Tacoma 4WD 4.0L EFI DOHC 6cyl

    Part Number: 3157-4157NALL
    Alternate Part Number: 3157NALL B2

    $5.99

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  3. May 7, 2013 at 1:45 PM
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    tacom08

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    Thanks for the help.
     
  4. May 7, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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    PinkTaco24

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    If you get 3057A, it will not generate as much heat, hence alleviating even more lens melting. I run these in mine. The appearance is the same. Have had zero issue in the year+ that I've had them.
     
  5. Aug 16, 2013 at 9:03 PM
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    ETAV8R

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    Good stuff here. Wish I had replaced my stock bulbs long ago.
     
  6. Aug 16, 2013 at 9:21 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Watch them carefully, there's less than 2 watts difference in the spec for the 3057 vs 4157.
     
  7. Aug 17, 2013 at 4:55 AM
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    PinkTaco24

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    Will do, thanks. I've ran these for over a year with no problem, but that was with aftermarket housings. I just recently went back to stock, so I am definitely keeping my eye on them. I hate that this is such an issue with these trucks.
     
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