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low beams don't work

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

  1. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    wupigg

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    So last night while driving home I realized my regular headlights were out. Hi beams work fine, fuses are fine...I'm sure the obvious answer is that the bulbs need replaced but I find it strange that they would both go out at the same time?
     
  2. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    Jigzor

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    I find it even more strange since its the same bulb.
     
  3. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    lookylookitzadam

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    Dual filament :frusty:


    OP, remove the bulb and look and see if the filament is broken inside the bulb. I believe its the shorter of the two tier'd filaments. If that is not busted, get out a DMM and check for current at the plugs
     
  4. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    Both go out at the same time?;)

    I guess its possible but the odds both blow is funky.
     
  5. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    lookylookitzadam

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    Ironically, its actually not that uncommon for bulbs to die at the same time. Their design lives are the same, and operating conditions the same, so it happens quite often. Just happened about a month ago on my GF's mercedes. Driving along and BAM, dark, LOL
     
  6. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    Same thing happened to me twice! The first time I thought it was something serious cuz it happened right after I installed my new head unit but as it turned out it was just the bulb.;)
     
  7. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:49 PM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    x2 i was just about to say this
     
  8. Jul 30, 2010 at 6:07 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    It is possible to not notice the passenger side is out until after the driver's side goes out.
     
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