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I'm an idiot/ what not to do when changing bulb

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dapetik, May 16, 2010.

  1. May 16, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    dapetik

    dapetik [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I was changing the bulb/headlight on my truck and sat the old bulb on top the radiator. While putting the new on in, the old one fell behind the radiator. I was in a hurry and gave a quick look in the area behind the radiator and the fan shroud but didnt see anything. I decided it likely fell in some other crack and didn't bother to keep looking. So I drove like 20 miles, parked and see coolant pouring out. After looking harder, i found what was left of the bulb, mangled, at the bottom of the fan shroud/radiator. So, new rule; don't sit sh*t on top of the radiator and if you drop something, find it. The stupid $8 bulb is costing hundreds for a new radiator......
    Let the ridiculing begin! :cool:
     
  2. May 16, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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    Rucas

    Rucas 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    outch..
     
  3. May 16, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    Jimmyjohn

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    Hey I feel for you! we've all done as bad if not worse! Good Luck.Never lay your wallet down on your Hood and drive off!!
     
  4. May 16, 2010 at 10:36 AM
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    calaniz0312

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    x2 that sux.
     
  5. May 16, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    mwild

    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    That sucks. My old boss was working on a 4runner and put down a can of PB blaster on the intake and the truck was running and it fell into the fan an took out the fan and radiator. Glad it was him and not me.
     
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