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Parking Lights and High Beam (forward) Not Working

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Haps17, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. Feb 24, 2020 at 3:20 PM
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    Haps17

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    Hello everyone!

    I just noticed today that my parking lights are not working along with my high beams “on” (clicking forward on the stalk switch). High beams work fine when flashing (pull back). And all lights seem to be functioning during signal, hazard, brake, startup procedures. DLR working fine.

    I think I’ve looked around here pretty well and haven’t found anything. Head lights, Fog lights, and light bar all work fine.

    Any ideas suggestions? Maybe a bad light stalk? No bad fuses from what I can tell, thought not sure how that would effect only these two things. Seems to be those switch positions.

    2017 trd pro I bought used in December. Still finding add ons as I tinker.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Feb 24, 2020 at 3:23 PM
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    4x4Runner

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    I’m thinking this has something to do with the issue. Without knowing more about the add on’s it may be difficult for us to diagnose this issue.

    Hoping someone has some schematics to help point you in the right direction.
     
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  3. Feb 24, 2020 at 3:24 PM
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    is your "auto high beam" button on?
     
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  4. Feb 24, 2020 at 3:28 PM
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    trace the add-ons back to see if they are the source.
     
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  5. Feb 24, 2020 at 4:14 PM
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    This would be my first guess for sure
     
  6. Feb 24, 2020 at 4:31 PM
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    How many random wires are on the truck. You know, red or black, hanging in the road, attached to other wires with those plastic smash clips, out the window and up to the off road NAPA lights....Start looking there if you have them. Oh, and don't forget the 2 trailer plugs either.
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  7. Feb 24, 2020 at 4:34 PM
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    Auto High beam like the other posters; Auto light will be on in the dashboard
     
  8. Feb 24, 2020 at 5:11 PM
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    2017 won't have auto high beams
     
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  9. Feb 24, 2020 at 5:53 PM
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    Oh well, my bad, I had the same experience the other day until I figured it out but I have a 2018.
     
  10. Feb 24, 2020 at 6:54 PM
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    Thanks for the responses y’all.

    Correct, I do not have auto high beams.

    I’m certain these things were working before, I definitely checked them when I purchased the truck. And since all of the lights still function I’m assuming that the issue is at the wheel somewhere.

    So far for sure I know that the headlights, and high beams are aftermarket bulbs. The lightbar has a dedicated switch that’s easily traced. The amber grill lights are hooked into an active fuse, which appears to be correctly done and functional.

    I just find it strange that both of these “switches” on the stalk aren’t working, but for sure the lights are. Hoping someone else had a similar issue. I’m not certain when this started.

    Only thing I’ve done is add a Start-X remote start. Could that have shorted something in the switch?

    I have no idea what I’m doing. First taco/first used vehicle experience as an adult.

    thanks again
     
  11. Feb 24, 2020 at 6:56 PM
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    How did you figure out this is happening?
     
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  12. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM
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    You checked both fuse boxes yeah? Under the hood and under the dash? @caribe makaira ?
     
  13. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:01 PM
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    It was kind of cloudy out today so I switched on the “parking lights” which I always (wrongly) assumed were the DRL. So first I freaked out thinking my DRL weren’t working, moved back the fuse that the previous owner had plugged into a useless slot, and then clicked the box on entune to turn them on. But then tested everything and realized it was a different issue.
     
  14. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:02 PM
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    Yep I checked every single fuse.
     
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    So you were driving when you figured this out or were you parked with you e brake on?
     
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    I was driving. Stopped at a light behind a nice shiny black truck and realized the lights weren’t on. But switched through the others and they worked fine.
     
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  17. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:13 PM
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    I hate to persists, but both sides of the fuses?
     
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  18. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:18 PM
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    Let's take one feature at a time. The Parking/Tails are a separate fuse. Get a new fuse. Remove the one in the cab fuse box with new one. Turn light stalk to parking/tails lights. Walk around the vehicle for a visual check.

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  19. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:19 PM
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    Please do! Thanks for your patience.

    Yeah I checked the fuses pretty extensively and I’m fairly confident with fuses and basic wiring. I just haven’t busted open the steering column yet to check those wires. Was really hoping someone else had a similar past issue and could poof! Fixit.

    This has always been my go-to knowledge source so I think I read about all the similar issues and tried those fixes.
     
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  20. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:21 PM
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    Let me double check that real quick! Definitely checked that fuse but didn’t switch it out with a new one. Read about that tail fuse causing problems.
     

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