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Question about parking/blinker lights 05 Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bakerman1, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Dec 28, 2011 at 11:47 PM
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    bakerman1

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    Just bought and 05 Tacoma dbl cab 4x4 lb. realized that I didn't have front parking lights. Today I stopped at Toyota to check it out so I could just buy bulbs if I needed them. Found out that both corner light bulbs were burned out. Replaced those and I now have parking lights up front but when I was fiddling with everything I was checking the blinker light bulbs in the middle on either side of the grill. Are these suppose to come on also as parking lights? I looked at the bulbs and they are dual element bulbs but only the first element lights up. Want my truck to be doing the right thing. Any help is appreciated. Thanks

    Ken
     
  2. Dec 29, 2011 at 5:30 AM
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    They don't come on for parking, just turn signals and also used for daytime running lamps.
     
  3. Dec 29, 2011 at 5:32 AM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

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    yep that^^^
     
  4. Dec 29, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    Why do they have dual elements in the bulbs themselves?
     
  5. Dec 29, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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    One element is for the blinkers and the other is for the Daytime running lights.;)
     
  6. Dec 29, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    check FJM post above.....
     
  7. Dec 29, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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    I don't believe the 05 at least has drl? Without the lights on nothing is on?
     
  8. Dec 29, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    I believe the daytime running lights were a dealer option, not all have them enabled.
     
  9. Dec 29, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    x2. There's a DIY Mod if you want them, but then you'd have to deal with the melting lenses.
     
  10. Dec 29, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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    An the drl's would just mean the center amber blinker lights would come on?
     
  11. Dec 29, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    Are they easy to enable? And it sound like they cause issues?
     
  12. Dec 31, 2011 at 11:02 PM
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    Been wondering the same thing. I like the look, plus makes the truck more visible with a blinker option.
     
  13. Dec 31, 2011 at 11:35 PM
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  14. Dec 31, 2011 at 11:38 PM
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  15. Jan 1, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    Just a recent poll on the melting lenses. Brian never did get back on his original thoughts (other than to replace the bulbs to prevent melting):
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...se-who-have-dtrl-its-melting-your-lights.html

    And there are several more on other forums. Granted, we're talking small numbers, but not something I'd want to do just because no one's come up with a reason why some are melting. I'd be one of those "lucky" ones if I had DRL. Just do a search on melting lens and you'll find a bunch of threads.
     
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