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Headlamp replacement AGAIN!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Sodbuster, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Jun 16, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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    Sodbuster

    Sodbuster [OP] Active Member

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    I have a 2008 Tacoma. I swear I replace headlamp bulbs twice a year. It is both sides. Plus, they are a pia to change. Cheesey mechanism and all. Does anyone else have this problem?
     
  2. Jun 17, 2012 at 12:01 AM
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    Jimmyh

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    This ^^. 99% of short life bulbs are due to oil contamination from people touching the glass bulb and leaving skin oils. If you do touch it accidentally; clean the bulb with Isopropyl alcohol before installing it. The oil causes hot spots that burn out the bulb early.

    Or wear some clean rubber gloves.
     
  3. Jun 17, 2012 at 5:12 AM
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    Sodbuster

    Sodbuster [OP] Active Member

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    I am extremely cautious about not touching the bulb. I wear latex glove too. Most of my other vehicles have needed new bulbs so infrequently that I have to almost go through a tutorial because I can't remember how to install them.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2012 at 6:29 AM
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    PSJ

    PSJ Prerunners Work

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    3 1/2 years on the original bulbs throughout the truck :confused:
    Greasy fingers:D
     
  5. Jun 17, 2012 at 6:31 AM
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    jtgroce

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    may have a loose connection in wiring :confused:
     

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