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Headlight gone out

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by boxxed, May 2, 2011.

  1. May 2, 2011 at 7:27 AM
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    I have an 09 and I was having intermittent problems with my right headlight going out. So I would touch the socket and get it come back on.. It happend several times where I had to do that. Now it wont come back on at all. Guess I should pull the bulb and see if its burned out.

    Wondering what the deal might say about this.
     
  2. May 2, 2011 at 7:29 AM
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    I would check the plug itself and make sure none of the wires aren't loose or coming out before you pull the headlight.
     
  3. May 2, 2011 at 7:29 AM
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    Toy Yoda

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    should be still under warranty? just take it in and see what they say is what i'd do
     
  4. May 2, 2011 at 7:56 AM
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    joerussell610 When all else fails read the directions

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    Try checking the pins on headlight socket.
     
  5. May 2, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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    OK I will try a few of the suggestions.. I have just been pretty busy and finally had time to write a quick post...

    so thanks for the replys.. it gives me some direction..
     
  6. May 2, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    I like that flat black grill.. What did you do to prep the chrome plastic?
     
  7. May 2, 2011 at 8:01 AM
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    Sounds like a loose socket or a bad bulb. This should take less time to fix then going to a dealership...since my dealership is 50 miles one way.
     
  8. May 2, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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    I actually found a basic black plastic oem grill and used a plastic primer and flat black rattle. I have a chrome satoshi and a normal chrome grill sitting in the garage as well.

    The normal chrome grill is being stripped of the chrome (a PITA i tell you) and will be turned into a black satoshi this summer.
     
  9. May 2, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    A new bulb is a 30 second fix. Just did one last week.
     
  10. May 9, 2011 at 8:27 AM
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    Yepp, you are correct. It was..

    Thanks TW.
     
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