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Interior light problems

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Bamabww, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Dec 29, 2010 at 10:13 PM
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    Bamabww

    Bamabww [OP] Member

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    Finally got around to having the floor mat recall work done this morning on my 2007 Tacoma. The dealer told me it took a little longer than promised because he forgot it required a "computer reprogram" also.

    I wondered about that but since I didn't know any better, I just accepted what he said without questioning him. Tonight, when I left for work, I noticed the interior light didn't come on when I opened the door. I tried moving the switch on the light to the right and left and the light works in both of those settings. It just stopped working in the middle setting which is supposed to allow the light to come on when any door is opened.

    I've tried each door and it's the same with all 4. Is it a coincidence that it stopped working after a "computer reprogram" or did the switch fail simply at the same time?

    Appreciate any thoughts you might have on this issue. I intend to call the dealer in the morning to talk with him about it.
     
  2. Dec 29, 2010 at 11:37 PM
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    RZRob

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    Switch toward passenger side is "door-controlled", center is "off" and driver side is "on." Because the light stays on while you fiddle around in the car for a minute, it's hard to tell that passenger side is what you want. I turn mine off all the time (center) because I leave the door open a lot when camping.

    RZ Rob
     
  3. Dec 30, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    05Moose

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    Uh, yeah. If the light works in two of the 3 settings...logic would reason that the 3rd setting if off.:D
     
  4. Dec 30, 2010 at 2:27 PM
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    Bamabww

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    Dealer told me that anytime a computer reprogram is done they have to disable anything that will draw current from the battery. Instead of turning the light switch to the off position, the mechanic taped down the door switch and forgot to remove it.
    Problem solved once I had some daylight to look around a bit.
     
  5. Dec 30, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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    RZRob

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    That was funny. Glad you solved it.

    RZ Rob
     
  6. Dec 30, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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    Fortech

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    The mechanic taped all four doors?:confused:
     
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