1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

foglight switch backlight quit working

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kwelklin, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Oct 23, 2011 at 7:06 PM
    #1
    kwelklin

    kwelklin [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Member:
    #7021
    Messages:
    90
    Gender:
    Male
    Northeast Michigan
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD DC 4X4
    My hvac directional backlight quit working and after doing some research here was able to reseat the fuse and bulb and voila it now works. Same day I realize that foglight switch backlight quit working, wasn't really sure if it was originally lit but after a call to a friend confirmed indeed they are back or internally lit. Went back and reseated fuses with no success. Any ideas out there?

    Thanks in advance, kwelklin
     
  2. Oct 23, 2011 at 7:08 PM
    #2
    BrokenTusk

    BrokenTusk I support a velociraptor free workplace.

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Member:
    #36607
    Messages:
    31,936
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Marcelasaurus
    AB, Canada
    Vehicle:
    The Scarlett Whore
    Check Build Thread!!
    defective bulb perhapes??
     
  3. Oct 23, 2011 at 7:12 PM
    #3
    kwelklin

    kwelklin [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Member:
    #7021
    Messages:
    90
    Gender:
    Male
    Northeast Michigan
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD DC 4X4
    Is that in the switch? Kinda coincidental too don't ya think?
     
  4. Oct 23, 2011 at 7:13 PM
    #4
    pootermobile

    pootermobile Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Member:
    #47184
    Messages:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    06 DBL cab 4WD V6 6-speed Debadged
    De-Flapped, All-Weather Floor Mats, Blue LED dome light, De-badged, BMW shift knob, 8K HIDs in headlights and fogs, Fog light relay MOD, 3" Coil-spring spacers, 1.5" rear blocks, 17" ProComp 7033s, 285/70R17 Nitto Terra Grapplers, Ebay 7" touch screen head unit, TEKstyle snap button tonneau cover
    mine just burnt out too, anyone if they have LEDs that small/where to buy?
     
  5. Oct 23, 2011 at 7:13 PM
    #5
    BrokenTusk

    BrokenTusk I support a velociraptor free workplace.

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Member:
    #36607
    Messages:
    31,936
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Marcelasaurus
    AB, Canada
    Vehicle:
    The Scarlett Whore
    Check Build Thread!!
    I don't "think" so, never had to deal with this personally but I believe its backlit by a LED inside the dash..
     
  6. Oct 23, 2011 at 7:14 PM
    #6
    BrokenTusk

    BrokenTusk I support a velociraptor free workplace.

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Member:
    #36607
    Messages:
    31,936
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Marcelasaurus
    AB, Canada
    Vehicle:
    The Scarlett Whore
    Check Build Thread!!
    one sec
     
  7. Oct 23, 2011 at 7:15 PM
    #7
    BrokenTusk

    BrokenTusk I support a velociraptor free workplace.

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Member:
    #36607
    Messages:
    31,936
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Marcelasaurus
    AB, Canada
    Vehicle:
    The Scarlett Whore
    Check Build Thread!!
  8. Oct 24, 2011 at 5:38 AM
    #8
    kwelklin

    kwelklin [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Member:
    #7021
    Messages:
    90
    Gender:
    Male
    Northeast Michigan
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD DC 4X4
    It's not the gauge lights it the actual switch for the fogs. That guy does some nice work fosho though.
     
  9. Oct 24, 2011 at 6:32 AM
    #9
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    30,834
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    There's an LED inside the switch (self contained), if your fog lights still work when they're supposed to then it's likely that the LED inside the switch just went out. It is coincidental that it went out when you had a problem with the HVAC LED's but if everything works as it should, then the problem is the LED within the switch.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:42 AM
    #10
    pootermobile

    pootermobile Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Member:
    #47184
    Messages:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    06 DBL cab 4WD V6 6-speed Debadged
    De-Flapped, All-Weather Floor Mats, Blue LED dome light, De-badged, BMW shift knob, 8K HIDs in headlights and fogs, Fog light relay MOD, 3" Coil-spring spacers, 1.5" rear blocks, 17" ProComp 7033s, 285/70R17 Nitto Terra Grapplers, Ebay 7" touch screen head unit, TEKstyle snap button tonneau cover
    just fyi the bulbs inside hvac and fog light switches are all incandescent bulbs. I'm looking to replace them with LEDs, but radio shack didn't have any 12v that size the first time. Thanks for the link!
     
  11. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:56 AM
    #11
    pootermobile

    pootermobile Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Member:
    #47184
    Messages:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    06 DBL cab 4WD V6 6-speed Debadged
    De-Flapped, All-Weather Floor Mats, Blue LED dome light, De-badged, BMW shift knob, 8K HIDs in headlights and fogs, Fog light relay MOD, 3" Coil-spring spacers, 1.5" rear blocks, 17" ProComp 7033s, 285/70R17 Nitto Terra Grapplers, Ebay 7" touch screen head unit, TEKstyle snap button tonneau cover
    I think i found the right ones on oznium.com I'm gonna order them and see if they work. I looked at reviews on the bulb and people with corollas and xBs did the swap on their HVAC. I'll get back to you guys on wether they work or not sometime towards the end of the week when i get them.

    http://www.oznium.com/corvette-c5-led
     
  12. Oct 24, 2011 at 10:41 AM
    #12
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    30,834
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    News to me, I just found out its an incadescent. I figured being that small it'd have to be an LED... :eek:
     
  13. Oct 25, 2011 at 6:49 AM
    #13
    kwelklin

    kwelklin [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Member:
    #7021
    Messages:
    90
    Gender:
    Male
    Northeast Michigan
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD DC 4X4
    Pulled the f'in 10 amp fuse agian areinserted it, wham it's back on!! Apply a dab of di-electric grease to the fuse (very little) and pretty cheap fix over all. Thanks for all the convo guys ;)
     
  14. Oct 26, 2011 at 7:26 PM
    #14
    pootermobile

    pootermobile Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Member:
    #47184
    Messages:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    06 DBL cab 4WD V6 6-speed Debadged
    De-Flapped, All-Weather Floor Mats, Blue LED dome light, De-badged, BMW shift knob, 8K HIDs in headlights and fogs, Fog light relay MOD, 3" Coil-spring spacers, 1.5" rear blocks, 17" ProComp 7033s, 285/70R17 Nitto Terra Grapplers, Ebay 7" touch screen head unit, TEKstyle snap button tonneau cover
    Got the LEDs from Oznium today and they were a perfect fit! They were not only the LEDs but also came mounted on the plastic bases that plug into the switch/HVAC panel. I ordered 3 blue ones(1 for the switch, 2 for HVAC panel) and the switch lights up fine but i think i'll have to do the HVAC color change mod to make those work. I'll keep you posted.
     
  15. Oct 26, 2011 at 7:29 PM
    #15
    Maverick904

    Maverick904 Resident Fishing Expert

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2009
    Member:
    #23084
    Messages:
    4,894
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kameron
    Northeast Florida
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Rugged Trail 4x4
    3" Procomp Lift, BDF Light Bar, Borla Stainless Cat-Back System, 2 10" Polk MM Subs, LED Interior Lighting, Pioneer Touch Screen, Kicker Speakers up front, Sonys in the back, Grillcraft grill, 20% tint, Weathertechs, Projector Retrofit Headlights. BHLM
    PICTURES!
     
  16. Oct 28, 2011 at 9:28 AM
    #16
    pootermobile

    pootermobile Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Member:
    #47184
    Messages:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    06 DBL cab 4WD V6 6-speed Debadged
    De-Flapped, All-Weather Floor Mats, Blue LED dome light, De-badged, BMW shift knob, 8K HIDs in headlights and fogs, Fog light relay MOD, 3" Coil-spring spacers, 1.5" rear blocks, 17" ProComp 7033s, 285/70R17 Nitto Terra Grapplers, Ebay 7" touch screen head unit, TEKstyle snap button tonneau cover
    *Correction* I don't know why but i thought i remebered the the light in the switch being being the same size as the ones in the HVAC but, it is much smaller so now the search is back on! here is a picture of the original foglight swith lamp and the new LED one that worked in the HVAC panel.mail.jpg
     
  17. Oct 28, 2011 at 9:51 AM
    #17
    TacomaPrime

    TacomaPrime Cybertronian Tacoma

    Joined:
    May 20, 2011
    Member:
    #56955
    Messages:
    1,656
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Greg
    Illinois
    Vehicle:
    05 Prerunner SR5 TRD off road
    So this part http://www.oznium.com/corvette-c5-led
    worked in the fog light switch?
     
  18. Oct 29, 2011 at 4:14 AM
    #18
    pootermobile

    pootermobile Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Member:
    #47184
    Messages:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    06 DBL cab 4WD V6 6-speed Debadged
    De-Flapped, All-Weather Floor Mats, Blue LED dome light, De-badged, BMW shift knob, 8K HIDs in headlights and fogs, Fog light relay MOD, 3" Coil-spring spacers, 1.5" rear blocks, 17" ProComp 7033s, 285/70R17 Nitto Terra Grapplers, Ebay 7" touch screen head unit, TEKstyle snap button tonneau cover
    Nope!:mad: those ones only worked for the 2 main LEDs in the HVAC panel. The one light in the switch is a lot smaller. I ordered a 3 mm LED from superbrightLEDs. If those work, i'll post the link.
     
  19. Nov 2, 2011 at 5:40 PM
    #19
    elario07

    elario07 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2011
    Member:
    #60410
    Messages:
    11
    Gender:
    Male
    Inglewood, CA
    Vehicle:
    PreRunner

    I pay $3 only at toyota dealer I coulnt find the bulb at Pep boys. Toyota dealer is your best bed and do it yourself.
     
  20. Nov 2, 2011 at 8:44 PM
    #20
    joes06tacoma

    joes06tacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Member:
    #28588
    Messages:
    3,056
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    Central Coast, CA
    Vehicle:
    06 4x4 Off Road Access Cab v6 6spd
    LEER Shell with dome lights operated with 3 way switches, aux backup lights with relay and 3 position switch, modified wiring to compass/temp display and clock to include switch that disables dimming function (poor man's DRL solution), Scan Gauge 2
    Be careful putting the switches back in the dash. The light in my fog switch has been out for two years. I was trying to help another member here with a project and pulled the switch out to look at how it was wired. While I had it out I saw how to change the bulb. Pulled the bulb, looked okay. Swapped it with the bulb from my locker switch. Pushed the now lit switch back into the dash with the dash lights on, instantly blew the bulb. Now I need two bulbs. Don't know if it was the force of snapping it back in, or the fact that the light was on when I did it, but they are definitely fragile.
     
To Top