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License plate lights not working =(

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoTimmy, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Feb 12, 2012 at 6:58 PM
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    TacoTimmy

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    Hey guys/girls
    I just bought a 2007 Prerunner Double Cab and love it! I noticed the other night the license plate lights were not on. I thought no big deal, I'll replace the bulbs. So today I replaced the bulbs and still nothing. I got out the MultiMeter and I have no power at either pigtail. Can anyone shed some light on this? The parking lights all operate fine and I thought they would be intergated together. Come to think of it when I was testing I was using the ground terminal on the pig tail. Is there a seperate ground for the lp lights that may have worked loose? The truck does have a tow package with the wiring. I plan on diving into it a little deeper on my next day off. I tried to do a search but came up empty handed. Thanks for any advice you might have!
     
  2. Feb 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    Did you check the fuse?
     
  3. Feb 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    Stubbs95tacoma

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    x2 on the fuse
     
  4. Feb 12, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    You were checking voltage at the ground?

    You need to check for ground continuity, not voltage.

    x3 on fuse.
     
  5. Feb 12, 2012 at 7:11 PM
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    Is there a seprate fuse for the lp lights? I thought they would be on the same circuit as the parking lights....
     
  6. Feb 13, 2012 at 8:25 PM
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    Checked fuses today. All was well. I am thinking it has something to do with the factory trailer wiring. Gonna dig a little deeper, I will keep yall posted.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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    I am having the same issue currently, did you figure anything out? I've tested with a test light and I have no power at the bulb and the bulbs are brand new. All my fuses are fine too. I'm just sitting here scratching my head...
     
  8. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:02 AM
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    No. They just started working. I noticed one was on, then a couple of days later the other one popped on. No problems since.
     
  9. Apr 30, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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    Haha niiiiice, I love it when stuff just works itself out like that. I wish some shit like that would happen to me lol.
     
  10. Apr 5, 2013 at 1:09 PM
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    My first post... I have an 06 Prerunner with towing package. I have the same problem with no license lights. Can't figure out what the problem is. Has anyone figured this one out yet? Pass side was out, took the housing out to check and now the driver side doesn't work either with new bulbs.
     
  11. Apr 5, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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    Check the fuse. Check the ground.

    If it isn't the bulb.
     
  12. Apr 5, 2013 at 2:16 PM
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    Thanks. Will do. P.S. Nice ride:)
     
  13. Apr 5, 2013 at 2:29 PM
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    Can you recommend where to check ground ? These lights come out of a wiring harness that seems to go several different places.
     
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