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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.

    33.3%
  2. I have DTRL, I have three wires going into the plug, no issues

    24.1%
  3. I have DTRL, I have two wires going into the plug and my lights melted the socket

    36.9%
  4. I have DTRL, I have three wires going into the plug and my lights melted the socket

    5.7%
  1. Jun 6, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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    majorhavok

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  2. Jun 7, 2013 at 12:35 AM
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    elsenordave

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    My advice is to report instances to your local dealer. Even if they don't fix them have them submit a product report...TMS says is a localized issue to the hotter tropical climes...ie hawaii, Florida & PR...if collectively we force the issue and report it can affect change...I do a handful a month and send in a product report and pictures...oddly none of my 2nd gens had the issue but I didn't own them long enough to find out...just my two cents
     
  3. Jun 7, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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    stump jumper

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    I had burn in on my lenses on my 2009. Not sure how many wires because I sold it. My 2013 has switchable DTRLs. I keep them off probably 98% for this reason. I just wish the DRL switch was on the other side of off.
     
  4. Jun 7, 2013 at 7:52 PM
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    Zarny

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    How?
    I don't see any switch for mine?
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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?
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. Aug 17, 2013 at 9:26 PM
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    jabrackin

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

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    Even though there is a TSB on it?
     
  10. Aug 18, 2013 at 6:13 AM
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    On my 13 you can drive without them on, I never use them.
     
  11. Aug 18, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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    Bagman

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    2011, two wires, no issues
     
  12. Aug 19, 2013 at 12:07 AM
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    Socket intact.
     
  13. 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
     
  14. 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
     
  15. Aug 21, 2013 at 1:46 PM
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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.
     
  16. Sep 18, 2013 at 9:02 PM
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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?
     
  17. Jan 10, 2014 at 6:30 PM
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    Rich91710

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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.
     
  18. Jan 16, 2014 at 7:11 AM
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    se7en

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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.
     
  19. Jan 16, 2014 at 7:23 AM
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  20. Jan 16, 2014 at 8:00 AM
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    Collins

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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
     
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