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Instrument Panel lights stay on

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gpwelch, May 27, 2010.

  1. May 27, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    gpwelch

    gpwelch [OP] New Member

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    I just bought a 2006 Tacoma Sport 4X4 double cab. I really love the truck, but have one question that I can not find the answer to. The back light to the instrument panel is lite 24/7 whenever I am driving the truck. Not just when the lights are on, but all the time. Is this normal, or do I have an issue. I can adjust the brightness, even turn it all the way down, but it does not go off when the turn the lights off.

    Thanks.
     
  2. May 27, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    zuter

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    On my 2009 they stay on when driving...I think that's normal so no worries!
     
  3. May 27, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    gpwelch

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    Thanks -appreciate it.
     
  4. May 27, 2010 at 2:26 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    There should be a slide dial on the far left side, that slides down and up. Look in your manual.
    Slide down to turn off.
     
  5. May 27, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    billas333

    billas333 They Still Love To Hate Me! - T.O.

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    yes its normal,

    it bugged the hell out of me because I was so used to the backlight only being lit up when the lights were on.

    I found myself driving at night in well lit areas without my headlights on because i was so used to having to turn the lights on for the panel to light up LOL
     
  6. May 27, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    005Tacoma

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    Just keep your headlights on 24/7 when driving. Mine turns on and off when I turn the key If I leave the headlights on when I shut off the truck.
     
  7. May 27, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    gpwelch

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    Thanks to all who replied. I appreciate it and now have a sense of ease.
     
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