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Replacing Instrument Panel Lights in 02 Tacoma

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by BenHyman, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Jan 18, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    BenHyman

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    Hello; I'm new to this forum. I drive a 2002 Tacoma Ext Cab. I noticed that two of my instrument panel lights (the ones behind the Tachometer and Engine Temp) have gone out. Could this be a lightbulb problem or a fuse problem? Do I need to replace the bulbs or look at the fuses? If it's the fuses, which one might be the culprit. Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. Jan 19, 2009 at 11:50 AM
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    EnolaGaia

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    It's the bulbs. All your dash illumination would have disappeared if the relevant fuse had blown ...
     
  3. Jun 13, 2013 at 9:14 AM
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    chris fugere

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    I WANT TO REPLACE MY DASH LIGHTS IN MY 08 TACOMA TO LED BLUE. ONCE I PULLED EVERYTHING OUT THERE A 3-4 BIG BLK KNOBS AND WONT TURN WHAT ARE THESE
     
  4. Jun 17, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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    BamaToy1997

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    No need to yell there Chris. lol.

    The black "knobs" to which you are referring to are the actual bulb sockets. Sometimes they do tend to be a bit sticky, but you should be able to twist them loose with one hand.

    Word of warning: BEFORE you install your dash and cluster with your new LED bulbs installed, connect the electrical connection and turn on your park lights to be sure they all light up. LEDs are polarity specific, so you can sometimes install them backwards and they will not light. If any bulbs do not light up, simply pull the black socket out and turn it 180 deg and reinstall.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2013 at 5:30 AM
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    chris fugere

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    I dont think they r the light sockets I think theyre for rpm, speedometer needles
     
  6. Jun 20, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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    BamaToy1997

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    All of that is hardwired in Chris. Perhaps you could take a picture and show exactly what you are meaning?
     
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