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License plate lights?!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Sack17, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Nov 26, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    Sack17

    Sack17 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    For some unknown reason my license plate lights will not light up anymore. I have new bulbs and have checked all fuses in the truck and they are all fine. Does anyone have any recomendations on what to check next? Could my trailer wiring harness have anything to do with it? This is so annoying and I'm sure its something small I'm over looking. But I think that I can get a ticket if my license plate isnt lit up. Thanks guys.
     
  2. Nov 26, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    Rellik01

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    An easy solution may be an aftermarket illuminated license plate frame. I see them at pep boys, autozone and etc.
     
  3. Nov 26, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    Sack17

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    Bahahaa I hope you are joking. I mine as well get some dragon stickers to put all over the truck and maybe some gold trinkets and crowns to set on the dash board to mexi it up a little. Haha
     
  4. Nov 26, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Get a test light and start checking everywhere there is supposed to be power, also make sure your grounds are good.
     
  5. Nov 26, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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  6. Nov 26, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    Rellik01

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    Asshole............If you don't like the suggestion just move on.
     
  7. Nov 26, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    this!


    and i know you don’t want the fame ones. but i know they make some that just go on the top 2 screws. it’s not a frame. it’s just a like a bar that goes across the top. my uncle in NY has one on the front of hit truck. i don’t now wear you can get them tho.
     
  8. Nov 26, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    Sack17

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    Haha I was just joking with you man. Please don't take it the wrong way. I was only kidding.
     
  9. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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    Sack17 as in ballsack
     
  10. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:05 AM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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  11. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:32 AM
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    ImpulseRed008

    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

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    No need for name calling either, just saying
     
  12. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Wow this a very mature thread :rolleyes:
     
  13. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Any progress with the lights?
     
  14. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:43 AM
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    Sack17

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    Not yet, I'm still at the office. It'll be a few hours til I can dig into it. I'll keep you posted.
     
  15. Nov 26, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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  16. Nov 26, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    hogeyphenogey

    hogeyphenogey Rotted frame = New Truck!

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    What makes you think the trailer harness may have something to do with it? Did you recently add a harness? Or anything else electrical? I'm wondering if you a have corrosion on the bulb sockets. Take off the lic plate lamp, take out the bulb and check the lamp for corrosion.
     
  17. Apr 16, 2012 at 9:43 AM
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    Okay I just check with a test light and I have no power where the bulb touches. I've checked all the fuses and they are good. I didn't see a specific fuse for the license lights. Is there one? Not sure what else to do except start checking for a bad ground. Has anyone else had an issue like this?
     
  18. Oct 12, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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    Bumpity bump bump.
     
  19. Oct 12, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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    So you've been running without a license plate light for almost a year now?
     
  20. Oct 12, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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    cameron172

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    Umm...no. I've been running without a light for an hour and a half. Did a search and saw this one was never really answered.
     
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