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headlight problem

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Hambone155, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Mar 15, 2009 at 9:09 AM
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    Hambone155

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    my truck one night just decided to not let my use the low beam feature. WEIRD. it was both bulbs at the same time. i checked the fuses before i realized the brights still worked. but when i turn the brights on, and the bright indicator on the dash does not come on.

    so what the hell is going on. i don't have a lot of cash to drop right now. becau:confusedse I'm traveling left and right.

    this next weekend. St louis supercross. the weekend of the 28 im in Phoenix

    :goingcrazy:
     
  2. Mar 15, 2009 at 9:13 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Any chance it could be that the high beams burned out?
     
  3. Mar 15, 2009 at 9:14 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    If you have a multi meter, check to see if power is going to the high beam wires.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2009 at 9:14 AM
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    dually

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    If your headlights still work, I dont see much of a problem. When they dont work consistently, I would try to find the problem.
     
  5. Mar 15, 2009 at 9:15 AM
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    the highs work the lows don't.
     
  6. Mar 15, 2009 at 9:16 AM
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    Ah....Sorry. Check the low beam wires. Low beams could just be burned out.
     
  7. Mar 15, 2009 at 9:19 AM
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    dually

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    Yeh, just pull the bulb out of the headlight and take a look.
     
  8. Mar 15, 2009 at 9:21 AM
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    I had both low beams burn out at the same time on my 4 runner, thought it was something else cause I just couldn't believe both would go at the exact same time.

    Luckily I had one spare bulb in the garage and as soon as I plugged it in that solved the problem so grabbed another one on the way to work
     
  9. Mar 15, 2009 at 9:24 AM
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    I think his year has sealed beams.....Needs to replace the whole light.
     
  10. Mar 15, 2009 at 9:25 AM
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    nice chris yeah there an assembly
     
  11. Mar 15, 2009 at 9:26 AM
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    Well, still not hard to replace. Test the low beam wires first to make sure they are getting power. That will let you know if it could be a bulb.
     
  12. Mar 15, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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    yeah thats what i thought i was going to do but thanks all

    thanks again.
     
  13. Mar 15, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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    Hi, did you use any high output lightbulb? like 100W low beam something like that?
    if do, there will be a chance your wire harness burn out at the socket connection, check it.
    Hope this help.
     
  14. Mar 15, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    ^Its a sealed beam.
     
  15. Mar 15, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    i had the same problem.both low beams crapped at the same time.turned out to be those crappy super white bulbs from autozone. put the stock ones back in and good as new.
     
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