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Headlights won't turn on

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by CayucosTacoma, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. Jun 9, 2013 at 11:06 PM
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    CayucosTacoma

    CayucosTacoma [OP] Just think outside the Yota

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    So headlights on my 1999 Tacoma won't turn on..
    When i put the switch in on mode the tail lights and such will turn on but not the headlights.
    When i put the switch in highbeam mode nothing still,
    But when i Pull the switch backwards for momentary high beams the highbeams come on.

    Not sure of the problem.
    I'm thinking relay? But not 100 percent sure and don't have the wiring/fuse diagram for the motor fuse box.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Jun 10, 2013 at 9:59 AM
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    CayucosTacoma

    CayucosTacoma [OP] Just think outside the Yota

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  3. Jun 10, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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    Are you a member on TTORA? They have a lot of wiring diagrams on that website that i always reference back to.
     
  4. Jun 10, 2013 at 10:03 AM
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    CayucosTacoma

    CayucosTacoma [OP] Just think outside the Yota

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    I am not, never joined since it was begining to die off. maybe i will though
     
  5. Jun 10, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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    Yeah the sight is not near as busy/fun as TW but there is a wealth of information on there
     
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  6. Jun 10, 2013 at 10:09 AM
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    CayucosTacoma

    CayucosTacoma [OP] Just think outside the Yota

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    definitely. I'll go check it out thanks man
     
  7. Jun 10, 2013 at 10:39 AM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    Actually it's probably the switch that shorted out. My friend had the exact same problem as you described, we tried everything, then replaced the switch and everything worked. They are notorious for going out. You can find non OEM headlight switches on eBay for about $50 bucks.
     
  8. Jun 10, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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    Check the TTORA Garage Section....
    Die off!?... Maybe TTORA members are off wheeling, instead of web wheeling like you and I are. :)

    As to your issue, check the bulb, then the connector's wires for torn sheathing, then the relay and finally the switch.

    This is what I found and posted back in April.

     
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