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No headlights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by stan powers, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Oct 16, 2009 at 7:49 PM
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    hey all - new here but not new to tacomas. i literally took possession of my 2010 DC trd sport 1 hour ago and i got pulled over with no headlights. it was dusk so the cop let me off with a laugh but i can not get my headlights/fog lights on. i have worked on cars my whole life so the simple stuff has been tried. dealership is closed and i am mad. suggestions?????????????
     
  2. Oct 16, 2009 at 8:38 PM
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    Well I'm a tech at a dealership down here so I can try and help. Can you explain exactly what the problem is a little more? Does anything else not work? Or is it just the head light?
     
  3. Oct 16, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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    Refer to the owner's manual. There is a stalk on the left hand side of the steering column.
     
  4. Oct 16, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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    Did you turn the lights on using the switch on the turn signal stalk?
     
  5. Oct 16, 2009 at 8:44 PM
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    Keep in mind the Tacoma does not have the auto headlights like a chevy. As everyone else has said it works just like the wipers except on the left, turn the end of the turn signal post forward.
     
  6. Oct 16, 2009 at 8:47 PM
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    I'm really hoping he's not refering to where the actual switch is if he said he's worked on cars his whole life and has tried all the simple stuff but can't find the switch.
     
  7. Oct 16, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    I agree but I know it took me some time to get used to it after selling my Chevy.

     
  8. Oct 16, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    Yeah, I was just thinking maybe he lost a fuse of something. I had a 2009 tacoma come in today with no tail lights, had the ABS light and skid contorl lights on the dash lit up, and wouldn't come out of park. It was the brake fuse or "stop" as its labled in the fuse box. That truck only had 7000 miles on it too.
     
  9. Oct 16, 2009 at 9:05 PM
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    i know where the switch is and i have turned it on. NOTHING. i have restored and rebuilt cars from ground up so i am past the " stalk on the left just like the wipers" problem. i have the upgraded factory alarm and have checked with my multi meter all the connections and the fuses and all are good - i think it is a faulty switch control. the dash light lights up when i switch the switch to driving lights ( one tick) and stays the same on both ticks or headlights on. high beams and fog lights are not working either. I set the alarm off and the horn sounds but no flashing lights ( do not know if they are suppose to flash). the overhead temp display also is not working. just frustrated with it being about 4 hours old and all. thanks anyways.
     
  10. Oct 16, 2009 at 9:09 PM
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    The overhead display is the only other thing you notice not working though correct?
     
  11. Oct 16, 2009 at 9:32 PM
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    sorry - my buddy just got here with his 08 dc and he is stumped. over head display lights up but only has dashes across the display - no temp or direction. i have all accesseries including tailights hazards signal lights inlerior lights - just no driving lights, regular beam and hi beam. when we turn on the lights ( one tick) the dash display comes on but does not change as we switch to full on headlights ( two ticks-turns). the owners manual shows a different icon when headlights are turned on and that icon does NOT come on.. we thing a faulty switch. any ideas??? thanks
     
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    ALRIGHT- i am at the dealership (on my labtop) and the problem is a faulty switch. first tick ( dashlights etc) works but the second tick ( low beams) is faulty. because of this the fog lights don't work because they run in conjunction with the low beams. i should be out of here in a few minutes. the over head display is faulty and they are replacing it next week. I have to say the dealership really stepped up - they gave me 5 free oil changes for the inconvienience BUT i do my own changes so i got 24 free OEM oil filters and we are calling it a day. thanks to all who posted and it seems like a pretty good forum. i will be back. thanks
     
  13. Oct 17, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    Looks like you were on the right track with the faulty switch. Sucks that you have those problems on a brand new vehicle.
     
  14. Oct 17, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    Glad the dealership stepped up. They should do something, after all you probably paid close to $1500 for freight and PDI. You would think the headlights would be one of the first things they check while doing the PDI.

    Shawn
     
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    ^ It should've been. I would be willing to bet they just checked off everything on the list, drove it around the block and called it a day.
     
  16. Oct 17, 2009 at 10:18 PM
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    Glad there taking care of you Stan. :)
     
  17. Oct 18, 2009 at 4:30 AM
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    I just noticed that same problem on my 2008 taco. What was the switch called and how much do they soak you for it?:cool:
     
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    Glad to hear everything was taken care of. They gave you 24 free oil filters, sweet deal!:thumbsup:
     
  19. Oct 18, 2009 at 9:21 AM
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    they did the work under warranty seeing as the truck was less than 1 hour old when the problem arose. it is the left side headlight stalk - don't know the part number and i am sure it is a few hundred dollars. i had my 85 lbs boxer(dog) in my brand new 2001 4runner ltd and he decided to get excited while i was talking to one of my foreman at work and scratched the living hell out of my steering wheel and broke off the headlight stalk. that was almost a thousand dollar fix- new steering wheel, headlight stalk, dash pieces etc and toyota politely declined to warranty it. it was my fault anyway. I was happy with the 24 free oil filters because i have a hoist at work and do all my own maintenance etc. i just have to hide them cause there are about 5 trucks at work that have the same engine as i do and i know they will go "missing". ( 3 fj cruisers, 2 tacomas). thanks all. this is a great forum
     
  20. Oct 19, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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    Say Hello to the biggest TOOL!!!!!!!!!:hi:
    Ya that's me!!! :hi:
    I have this plow and there is a switch :ugh3: just below the stearing wheel.
    If I had only :headbang::headbang:
    Ya just throw the switch from plow to truck.
    Problem fixed.:lol:
    :thanks: Tool Stupid Stupid !!!
    Sean
     
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