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Greetings from West Texas

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Taco 541, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. Oct 14, 2018 at 2:28 PM
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    Taco 541

    Taco 541 [OP] New Member

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    Although I'm not new to Taco's, this is my first posting. My first Taco was a 1980, a 4x4 which I finally sold after 300K+ miles. My present Taco is a 2009 which now has 92K+ miles and still running like new. I do have a question for any electrical / lighting wizards or anyone else who cares to jump in. My front amber turn signal lights seem to be burning through the lenses. Is this a Gen 2 problem? Should I use different bulbs when I get new lenses? I have done some small cosmetic mods, since I bought her, but nothing to the lights. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanx
    J.C. 20181014_142338.jpg 20181014_142330.jpg
     
  2. Oct 14, 2018 at 2:32 PM
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    scottalot

    scottalot Something smartalic

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    Welcome :wave: it’s a defect, they have a newer light out that doesn’t do that. Wanna say some were warranties but I’d suspect you’re out of that period
     
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  3. Oct 14, 2018 at 2:39 PM
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    Oldie2007

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  4. Oct 14, 2018 at 2:58 PM
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    irayfz6

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  5. Oct 14, 2018 at 3:23 PM
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    Sum1 Else

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    Welcome JC
     
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  6. Oct 14, 2018 at 4:34 PM
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    Bigdaddy4760

    Bigdaddy4760 Well traveled Older Than Dirt TTC # 059

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    What part of West Texas?
     
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  7. Oct 14, 2018 at 6:26 PM
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    buckhuntin-tacoma

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    Welcome to TW!!
     
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  8. Oct 14, 2018 at 8:15 PM
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    Taco 541

    Taco 541 [OP] New Member

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    El Paso, land of great beachfront property . . . just no water!
     
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  9. Oct 14, 2018 at 8:17 PM
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    Taco 541

    Taco 541 [OP] New Member

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    Thanx for all the turn signal responses. Much appreciated
     
  10. Oct 15, 2018 at 12:10 AM
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    Biscuits

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    Welcome to TacomaWorld from a fellow Texan!
     
  11. Oct 15, 2018 at 12:21 AM
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    Tsinajinii

    Tsinajinii Black Streak Wood People

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    Welcome to the forum! I had family that lived in Amarillo for a bit... smells like money out that way.

    Check out this thread regarding the melting DTRL (Day Time Running Light) lenses.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/toyota-recall-melting-dtrls.336066/
    I had mine replaced in October of 2015, right at the end of the TSB (Toyota Service Buliten... not a "recall"). The new headlight assemblies have a different part number and the DTRL lense is glass now. No issues with them since having them replaced.
     
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  12. Oct 15, 2018 at 12:41 AM
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    Tsinajinii

    Tsinajinii Black Streak Wood People

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    Here is another option for taking care of those pesky melting DTRL lenses that doesn't require entire new assemblies.
     
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  13. Oct 15, 2018 at 1:20 AM
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    Biscuits

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    Great post!
     
  14. Oct 15, 2018 at 1:34 AM
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  15. Oct 15, 2018 at 4:29 AM
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  17. Oct 15, 2018 at 5:29 AM
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  18. Oct 15, 2018 at 5:57 AM
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    twitchhero

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  19. Oct 15, 2018 at 7:38 AM
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    mattgecko

    mattgecko The LED Lighting Guy. MattGeckoLEDs.com

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    Welcome! I always drive with my headlights on to prevent that from happening.
     
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  20. Oct 15, 2018 at 10:52 AM
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