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Well, this is sufficiently weird.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Stoic, May 4, 2012.

  1. May 4, 2012 at 1:06 PM
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    Stoic

    Stoic [OP] Browncoat

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    Dome light wouldn't work when I opened the driver side door on my '04 Tacoma. 98Tacoma27 helped me i.d. the part and I ordered it. Came it today and I went out to install. Pulled the rubber gasket/cover off the old switch and found a dime wedged in to the back. Removed the dime and put the cover back on and the switch now works just fine. <facepalm>

    I may just install the new switch just for the hell of it.
     
  2. May 4, 2012 at 1:08 PM
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    babytruck

    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    How daheck did a dime get in there?
     
  3. May 4, 2012 at 1:10 PM
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    yeah really ? How'd the dime get in there? I would probably install the new switch in case the 10cent one was damaged.

    Good title/topic for thread.

    So half my dash lights went out for about 2 minutes one night a month or so ago. Hasn't happened again.
     
  4. May 4, 2012 at 1:11 PM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    I had an old Ranger that, when the door switch went bad, the dome light wouldn't go out, it just stayed on. The previous owner might have wedged the dime in there because he had a similar issue. :notsure:
     
  5. May 4, 2012 at 1:14 PM
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    LOL, do you have kids? Ever let them play in your truck while it sits in the driveway?

    I used to keep loose change in the pocket under the radio on my old '92. Let my daughter play around in there when she was 3 or 4 and ended up with a cassette deck full of change.
     
  6. May 4, 2012 at 1:29 PM
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    ^^^ Holy crap that's too funny.
     
  7. May 4, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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    Dunno. All I know is I took the dime out and put it all back together and everything worked fine. The dime KEPT the dome light from going on when the door opened.

    I just bought the Tacoma last week and it had been a one owner car. Maybe the previous owner was surveilling his wife for man visitors at night and didn't want the dome light going on when he opened the door. LOL
     
  8. May 4, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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    If i had to venture a guess, the po probably left his door open frequently and when the keys are in the ignition with door open, you get the alarm going on. So he probably put the dime there so he wouldn't want to stop it with a .45 cal sized hole.
     
  9. May 4, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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    Your lights work and now you are 10cents richer. WIN/WIN if you ask me.
     
  10. May 4, 2012 at 1:59 PM
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    Hey Mike I used to have a '97 Ranger that had the same issues (alot of Fords still have it)

    & after looking a long time for a fix I was about to just say "fuck it" when I read this guy took a can of WD40 & literally emptied it into his doorlocks,hinges, & where it latches on door frame....

    Lo & Behold, it worked, Dome light & exterior cargo light worked perfectly after that
     
  11. May 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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  12. May 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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    True, true. I'm ten cents ahead if you don't count the $26.57 delivered cost of the part I now know I didn't really need.

    Anybody need a dome light switch? haha.
     
  13. May 4, 2012 at 2:06 PM
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    Be glad you didn't take it to the dealer, who knows what they would have done or charged you and kept your dime!
     
  14. May 4, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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    Yeah, ESPECIALLY the dime. They gotta screw you out of the last dime. It's in the contract.

    Actually, I got a quote from an auto shop of $200-250 and I said I'll think about it. As far as my wife knows, I just saved us $250 by "fixing it myself". Shhhhh, nobody tell her.
     
  15. May 4, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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    Awww dude, you don't know how to play the cards. You tell her that you saved the family $250 and since that happened would it be okay to spend $150 on the truck? That would be another $100 in savings!!
     
  16. May 4, 2012 at 9:39 PM
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    I know. I already spent it. :devil:
     
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