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DRL Burnt Through Lens

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by beginah, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Oct 20, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    beginah

    beginah [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So my DRL has finally burnt all the way the lens so that it broke in half (60,000 miles). Is there anywhere that sells them other than the dealership? If anyone was wondering, it was a stock bulb. Thanks!
     
  2. Oct 20, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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    95SLE

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    Please post a pic of the damage.
     
  3. Oct 20, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    PreRunnerSeth

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    I gotta see this.
     
  4. Oct 20, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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  5. Oct 20, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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    I just installed my DRL kit yesterday.... I hope this doesn't happen to mine... :eek:

    Definitely post up some pics..
     
  6. Oct 20, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    beginah

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    Here's the photos of the one that hasn't melted all the way through. My DRL came with the truck and I didn't do any mods to it. I noticed it melting at about 20,000 miles and it just kept going. Yes, it's a stock bulb.

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    [​IMG]
     
  7. Oct 20, 2009 at 4:12 PM
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    PreRunnerSeth

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    Holy crap dude... have you shown this to the dealer?
     
  8. Oct 20, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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    beginah

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    Haven't taken it to the dealer since my warranty is expired and I'm not expecting too much from them. Is there another place I can buy a lens besides the dealership?
     
  9. Oct 20, 2009 at 4:23 PM
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    i would still go to the dealer first

    this looks like an issue they need to rectify
     
  10. Oct 20, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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  11. Oct 20, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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    No matter what, take it too the dealership. This could be an issue for many Tacoma owners. Maybe they will do something for you.
     
  12. Oct 20, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    I remember when the first Lexus models hit the states they had issues with the brake light burning the plastic from sitting in traffic and swiftly rectified the problem with out being forced to recall and did it voluntarily.
    Contact Toyota first and save your money. This is Safety related so time limits should not apply.
     
  13. Oct 20, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    Looks like more research into the LED bulbs.

    Does anyone know if the flasher is part of the DRL relay or a separate part?

    I know in the mod ( http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/1475-05-drl-daytime-running-lights-install-oem.html ) the stock flasher gets replaced. I'm sitting here looking at the old one.

    You can get that same bulb in LED but I don't know if you can just replace the bulbs and make them work or if they will blink without changing the flasher, again. There probably is no LED flasher for that.
    You can also add a resistor in the circuit but a resistor gets real hot too. It wouldn't be mounted next to a plastic lens though.
     
  14. Oct 20, 2009 at 6:25 PM
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    I would at least give the dealer a chance to do the right thing and replace the assembly.
     
  15. Oct 20, 2009 at 8:40 PM
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    I'll try to take it in tomorrow and see what they say. I'll keep you updated.
     
  16. Oct 21, 2009 at 8:23 AM
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    kinda sicks for the OP...he drove around for another 40k miles knowing it was melting

    OP- if you are interested...i still have my yellow lenses from when i did my bhlm. i didnt re use them. lmk if you need them....maybe pull the headlights apart and chage them out... or bhlm for you? hahah
     
  17. Oct 21, 2009 at 8:29 AM
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    It should work without changing the flasher change but it will blink faster like when a bulb is burnt out due to reduced resistance of the LEDs. At least that's what it did on my older truck when going with LEDs
     
  18. Oct 21, 2009 at 10:02 AM
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    http://www.car-stuff.com/carparts/toyotatacoma20052008replacementty0508chl1.html they will fit 05-08 probably 09 too. Cheaper than paying $215 per assembly for OEM and they are blacked out already!

    I haven't put them on yet but I will soon...
     
  19. Oct 21, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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    I can't believe you knew what was happening and continued to drive around like that.

    An electrical fire would be a lot more expensive to fix.
     
  20. Oct 21, 2009 at 10:44 AM
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    report this to your dealership. its not a tsb yet but if enough of us have it then it will. my dealership is stepping up to help those people that are good customers to help pay for replacements. good luck:)
     
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