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Who has problem w/ parkn lights melting internal lense?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 09taco4x4, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Jul 7, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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    09taco4x4

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    I have an 09 Taco with just over 45k miles and the parking lights are on all the time when the headlights aren't on. The parking light bulbs are melting the internal lense in the head light housing. I have a freind down the road with the same problem.
     
  2. Jul 7, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    Crom

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    Mine haven't melted either, but I recall several threads on the subject in the past. I also installed a switch so I could control the DTRL.
     
  3. Jul 7, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    rbeezy

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    hmmm havent heard that before. i might have to inspect it every now and then since mine are ALWAYS on also
     
  4. Jul 7, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    I will post some pics in a little while. It looks like $hit!
     
  5. Jul 7, 2011 at 12:36 PM
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  6. Jul 7, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    Mine did it and had them replaced under warranty.
     
  7. Jul 7, 2011 at 1:02 PM
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    could you just take that internal lense out and just use an amber bulb? obviously you'd have to take the light out and take it apart and seal it up again, similar to when you'd do the bhlm, but i think that would work, no?
     
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