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POLL: For those who have DTRL and its melting your lights.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by brian, Oct 13, 2011.

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DTRL Melting your lights?

  1. I have DTRL, I have two wires going into the plug, no issues.

    32.0%
  2. I have DTRL, I have three wires going into the plug, no issues

    24.0%
  3. I have DTRL, I have two wires going into the plug and my lights melted the socket

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  4. I have DTRL, I have three wires going into the plug and my lights melted the socket

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  1. Jun 7, 2013 at 7:56 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Not an option for Canadian models. DRLs are legally required.
     
  2. Jun 9, 2013 at 6:52 AM
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    Zarny

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    So the only way to fix that problem is to turn the beams on?
     
  3. Aug 16, 2013 at 11:45 PM
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    ETAV8R

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    Just noticed this today. I have an extended warranty and fingers crossed it pays off. I'll check the wiring tomorrow.
     
  4. Aug 17, 2013 at 9:26 PM
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    jabrackin

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    Extended warranty will not cover cosmetic
     
  5. Aug 18, 2013 at 12:40 AM
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    Rich91710

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    Even though there is a TSB on it?
     
  6. Aug 18, 2013 at 6:13 AM
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    wildcats

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    On my 13 you can drive without them on, I never use them.
     
  7. Aug 18, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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    Bagman

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    2011, two wires, no issues
     
  8. Aug 19, 2013 at 12:07 AM
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    ETAV8R

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    Melted/cracked lenses (both sides)
    Socket intact.
     
  9. Aug 21, 2013 at 1:04 PM
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    jabrackin

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    I called Toyota's extended warranty.... they said they will not cover cosmetic appearances... they consider the melting spot cosmetic
     
  10. Aug 21, 2013 at 1:34 PM
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    Wow!!! That's fucking awesome of them!:rolleyes:

    It's a known issue and they won't cover it. That sucks
     
  11. Aug 21, 2013 at 1:46 PM
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    firetaco18

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    have a '13 with 3 wires, no issues but I avoid using dtrl out of fear from these stories. 6k odo.
     
  12. Sep 18, 2013 at 9:02 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    Does anyone know what the functional difference is between the two wire and three wire sockets?
    I have two wire sockets, no DRL and am considering adding DRL using factory parts as discussed elsewhere on this forum. There is no mention of needing different parts for two wire or three wire setups when doing that mod.

    It would seem that the three wire setup could be running both filaments in the bulb, instead of just one. It would seem that would create more heat and cause more problems, yet most three wire folks report no problems with their lenses. Maybe the three wire setup is just newer?
     
  13. Jan 10, 2014 at 6:30 PM
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    I've never seen verification that the 3-wire sockets are actually wired to anything.

    The DRL mod is the removal or installation of a plug and a jumper on the back of the fuse box, and the replacement of the flasher module.

    This mod works for any '05-'11, and the procedure is the same (but different part numbers) for '12+
    The mod does not in any way access a third wire.
     
  14. Jan 16, 2014 at 7:11 AM
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    I've been watching this thread for a little while, now. I have the same issue as most others here...bubbled, brown and cracked. Fox Toyota in E. TN = FAIL! in regards to any help on the issue.

    So, I've ordered some new DEPO lights to replace the old OEM's. Now, I'm looking at keeping it from happening again with new DEPO's.

    I found these DRL LED's (with load resistors already on the LED): http://www.carid.com/2009-toyota-tacoma-led-lights/lumen-led-lights-10257304.html

    I think these will solve any issues with the heat buildup of the incandescent bulbs...now I'm a little concerned with the load resistors on the LED's themselves. I have an email into them asking this very question. I'll post up their response as soon as I have one.

    As another note, these seem to be made so as not to create the fast-blink error the regular LED's have. Fingers crossed that this is a one-stop fix for the problem.
     
  15. Jan 16, 2014 at 7:23 AM
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    2011Streaker

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  16. Jan 16, 2014 at 8:00 AM
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    These look pretty damn good. Which ones of the Lumens are you getting? The higher brightness ones?...
    Seems like maybe the regular amber ones will not be very bright?

    Looking forward to their response to your resistor questions.

    Thanks.
    PC
     
  17. Jan 16, 2014 at 8:15 AM
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    medic2230

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    2011 SR5 with DRL 52,000 miles started around 42,000
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    Melted lenses and cracked one on passenger side.
    Both filaments lit up.
    No damage to socket just lenses.
    Toyota refuses to do anything.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2014
  18. Jan 16, 2014 at 9:04 AM
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    se7en

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    I'll get the PlaZma (420 lumen) ones.

    I also have a slight concern about fitment length. These look L O N G. I have not compared spcs to the OEM bulbs yet. Who knows, maybe they are the same length. I'll check on that later.
     
  19. Jan 16, 2014 at 12:08 PM
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    Collins

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    ok, cool...thanks...the PlaZma's look more rugged too.

    There are some other LED type lamps out there that look like
    the same basic LED 'frame' as the Lumens use and those dimensions are pretty close
    to the standard 3157/4157 bulbs.

    Good luck with it...
     
  20. Jan 30, 2014 at 6:17 PM
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    tacoma guy

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    I have the two wire with the smoked head lights. Has anyone had the issue of melting with the smoked ones?
     
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