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Headlight issues!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by chrispchicken9, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. Jul 7, 2020 at 11:19 AM
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    chrispchicken9

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    Low beams: only one headlight works.
    High beams: both headlights work.

    never had this issue before in last 6 years..

    Will replacing the ‘broken’ headlight fix the issue? Or is this an electrical/fuse issue?

    Any pointers?
     
  2. Jul 7, 2020 at 11:20 AM
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  3. Jul 7, 2020 at 11:21 AM
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    Its two different filaments in the bulb. I'd pull the bulb and look at it to see if its burnt.
     
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  4. Jul 7, 2020 at 11:53 AM
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  5. Jul 7, 2020 at 11:57 AM
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    Who is this guy, and why is he relevant?
    Zim
     
  6. Jul 7, 2020 at 12:00 PM
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    Because he's a friend of mine, owns two 1st Gens, and does a lot of work on them himself... o_O
     
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  7. Jul 7, 2020 at 12:07 PM
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    It's probably just a bulb. Swing by a parts store and pic one up. $15 maybe. They are hard to visually exam now days but cheap to buy. You can always use a spare bulb. Much better than a $125 ticket.
    Zim
     
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  8. Jul 7, 2020 at 12:14 PM
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    Its more than likely the bulb. Don't touch the new one with your bare fingers, use a glove or a clean rag. Don't loose the spring clip that holds it in, they do like to come out of their pivot point. Splurge for the dielectric grease also
     
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  9. Jul 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM
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    thanks it was the bulb..
    Honestly hadn’t realized there were two separate circuits in each bulb - crazy! :eek:
     
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  10. Jul 7, 2020 at 5:05 PM
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