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How to change the Parking Light bulb in a 2004 Tacoma

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by burnselk, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. Nov 1, 2010 at 1:03 PM
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    burnselk

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    My father-in-law has a 2004 Tocoma and needs to replace the burned out bulb in front passengers side Parking Light.

    He's saying (and he a decent mechanic) that he cannot figure how to get to this bulb to change it. He lives a little ways from me so I can't just run over there and assist him so I thought you guys might be able to help me then I can call him to tell him how it's done.

    He said something about 4 bolts are holding the assembly but he can't get these bolts out. I'm not at all familiar with his problem but thought you guys may know.

    Has anyone here had experience changing the front Parking light bulb? If so I'd appreciate hearing back from you. Thanks
     
  2. Nov 3, 2010 at 5:05 PM
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    munkel

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    if I remember correctly there is two screws on top of the plastic housing for the parking light, take out those two screws and wiggle the housing til it pops out the front, then you can twist and pull the bulb out to change it...... there is a plastic tab somewhere in there too I think, I remember it being difficult to get out the first time.
     
  3. Nov 4, 2010 at 1:01 PM
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    Southern01Taco

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    When you pop the hood, I think there is only one screw for each corner light. I found it easier to just pop the grille loose so that when you are taking the corner housing out, you can see what you are doing. It is very easy to get the grille loose.
     
  4. Nov 4, 2010 at 1:08 PM
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    i never have to pull out the screws simply find the harness, squeeze twit to the side and pull
     
  5. Nov 4, 2010 at 1:20 PM
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    Yea, I don't guess you really have to take out the screws because the light will pull out with the grille.
     
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    I don't think you can get to the harness with a stock bumper I'm pretty sure the housing has to come out but mine is a 02 the 04's might be different. When I replaced my bulbs with LED's it looked like you might be able to came up from under neath the truck but the bumper was blocking it.
     
  8. Nov 4, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    i always could get to the harness, yet i have been known to sit in the engine bay to get to what i need, plus im tiny
     
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