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Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Rellik01, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Apr 20, 2012 at 2:47 AM
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    Rellik01

    Rellik01 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Tail lights don't work (brake lights ok) Switches on dash as well as a/c cluster also not working. Speed, RPM are lighted as normal. Also when exiting vehicle headlights don't auto shut off as they used to. I checked all the fuses, any suggestions. Could it be a relay and if so which one. Trying to save a tripto the dealer.
     
  2. Apr 20, 2012 at 2:49 AM
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    Tail lights don't work (brake lights ok) Switches on dash as well as a/c cluster also not working. Speed, RPM are lighted as normal. Also when exiting vehicle headlights don't auto shut off as they used to. I checked all the fuses, any suggestions. Could it be a relay and if so which one. Trying to save a tripto the dealer.
     
  3. Apr 20, 2012 at 1:01 PM
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    Rellik01

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    Got bad vibes on this one just checked the 10a fuse under the kick panel and found it all melted. Cant't even replace fuse as the receptacle is distorted. Probably need new fuse box at the least Dash lit up like a Christmas tree. Have a feeling dealer will somehow blame me. sick to my stomach over this. It seems to be getting progressively worse. Anyone experience something similar? and what was the outcome.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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    I have never had the type of issue you are dealing with. But before you take it to the dealer, you may want to remove any aftermarket lighting from the truck.

    Good luck
     
  5. Apr 20, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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    What aftermarket equipment do you have hooked up? Sounds like you have something hooked up directly to that circuit instead of thru the battery/relay that melted the wiring/block.
     
  6. Apr 20, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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    nothing on that circuit. I suspect a short somewhere in the tail light system. I have feeling this is gonna cost me. Thanks
     
  7. Apr 21, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    Not on that circuit but sounds like you have something hooked up pulling power that ultimately feeds the tail lamp/gauge lighting circuit that melted the wiring going into the fuse block.
     
  8. Apr 21, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    Rear leaf spring tsb 5000 miles, w ac fan 26k miles, windshield creaking 28k miles- not warranty. Bad upper idler pulleys 32k miles- not warranty, Toyota Quality!
    You have a warranty. Why on earth are you screwing with it, all you're going to do is give them a reason to not touch it.
     
  9. Apr 24, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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    Rellik01

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    Traded it in for a 2012 trd sport SB 4x4. Once you have electrical problems they are with you for life. got great price on new truck and good price on limping trade.
     
  10. Apr 24, 2012 at 10:31 PM
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    4x4jeep

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    Like that. Fuck a broken truck just pick up a new one :D

    Haha nice new rig
     
  11. Apr 25, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    Rear leaf spring tsb 5000 miles, w ac fan 26k miles, windshield creaking 28k miles- not warranty. Bad upper idler pulleys 32k miles- not warranty, Toyota Quality!
    Not bad. :D
     
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