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Reverse "beep" and backup lights not turning on...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoNH, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Jan 11, 2011 at 6:31 AM
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    TacoNH

    TacoNH [OP] The Gunslinger

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    Within the last month I've been suffering from my truck not fully engaging into reverse. Better put; the gear works but there is no "beeep" to indicate the gear has engaged and my backup lights do not turn on.

    This happens 19/20 times I engage reverse.

    I'm driving a 2007 V6 with the 6 speed standard transmission. I also have a broken driver side tail light lens.

    :confused:

    Any ideas guys?
     
  2. Jan 11, 2011 at 7:19 AM
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    JDCPA

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    Sounds like the shifter is not making contact with the sensor that turns on the beep and the backup lights.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2011 at 7:40 AM
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    TacoNH

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    I'm thinking about getting the TRD short throw shifter, if I install this can I check the sensor with a test light or something?
     
  4. Jan 11, 2011 at 1:32 PM
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    You need a continuity tester.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    Grande

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    i didnt kno we had a beep......is it only when u shift into reverse, or is it the kind that beeps outside ur truck so ppl around u know that ur backing up?
     
  6. Jan 11, 2011 at 1:57 PM
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    blackwidow2009

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    x2^ I never heard a beep with my 2009
     
  7. Jan 11, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    Caduceus

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    what beep? In any tacoma.
     
  8. Jan 11, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    Yeah, I'm new to this whole beep thing w/reverse.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    macgyver

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    My '07 beeps once when I put it in reverse.

    This is only on the 6spd's to clarify
     
  10. Jan 12, 2011 at 7:13 AM
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    TacoNH

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    This is the case, with the 6 speed reverse is located to the left and up in relation to first gear. I believe this is common on European cars like VW but I really have no idea.

    I have a continuity tester and will be pulling my truck into the garage once my buddy gets his '06 powerstroke out :mad:
     
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