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Tail lights out.Don't know why

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TrdPETE, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Apr 19, 2010 at 10:05 PM
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    TrdPETE

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    :mad: I noticed my front running lights were not on. After checking fuses under hood and not finding anything, I then noticed I have no tail lights wtf. Is there another fuse box somewhere? Can't figure it out.Almost dark. Wife needs truck tomorrow. Help!
     
  2. Apr 19, 2010 at 10:14 PM
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    maybe you need to refill your blinker fluid.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2010 at 10:16 PM
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    Thanks for your immature input
     
  4. Apr 19, 2010 at 10:21 PM
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    you're welcome bro.
     
  5. Apr 19, 2010 at 10:28 PM
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    Well there is a fuse box behind your coin tray... Not sure what it controls though. Haven't been back there in a while.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2010 at 10:30 PM
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    thanks i'll check
     
  7. Apr 19, 2010 at 10:42 PM
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    Yeah, I gots boost
  8. Apr 19, 2010 at 10:45 PM
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    Looking at my alldata wiring diagram for my 2006.

    There is a 50amp fuse under the hood that would affect the taillights (feeds other stuff too), also a 10 amp fuse for taillights only in the fuse block behind the coin tray.

    There is also a taillight relay. The diagram is not that clear, but looks like it is on the rear of the fuse block that is behind the coin tray (may have to unbolt fuse block and turn over.

    Been towing anything with questionable wiring lately? When I worked at NAPA people would come in all the time with fuses blown out from uhaul trailers.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2010 at 10:49 PM
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    not towing at all. just went out last night i guess
     
  10. Apr 19, 2010 at 10:51 PM
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    Here might be a dumb question, but do your headlights still come on when you turn the switch? Do the tails light up when the brake is depressed?
     
  11. Apr 19, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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    thanks man
     
  12. Apr 19, 2010 at 10:53 PM
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    headlights come on but not running lights or tail. brake lights work
     
  13. Apr 19, 2010 at 10:55 PM
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    dash lights don't dim at all when lights turned to first click
     
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    Might sound simple, but just to be safe, I say pull one of the front parking lights and make sure its not out. Then find all appropriate fuses and check to make sure they are still intact. Check for current if you have the right tools. other than that, just check for ground on those major electrical components. It happens. Just scuff upthe grounding points a bit to see if that does anything. Other than that, I don't know how much more help I could be, my knowledge only goes so far...
     
  17. Apr 19, 2010 at 11:32 PM
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    op, you're high. :rasta:
     
  18. Aug 27, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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    If anyone can help I would be very grateful. After towing a boat and heading home(without the boat and trailer) I noticed my traction control and abs lights were on. They would not go off. I stopped and replaced a blown stop light fuse under the hood and a tail light fuse under the dash. Everything worked (not totally sure about the tail lights). Now this evening I hooked up a different boat and I had no tail lights. Everything else worked. I disconnected the boat light wiring and still no tail lights. I checked the stop light and tail light fuses and they were okay. Could my trailer hitch wiring be shorting out? Why won't my tail lights work?? Is a different fuse blown? Any ideas??
    Thanks!
     
  19. Aug 27, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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    Found 10 amp tail light fuse burned out. Replaced it. Everything worked fine. hooked it up to the boat trailer and "pop" the fuse burned out again. I assume it is a problem with the hitch wiring....right? Thanks
     
  20. Aug 27, 2013 at 7:32 PM
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    sounds like it man.... wiring might be crossed, or you might have wire grounding out somewhere....
     
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