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#18 of 67 headlights turn on by themselves
Oct 14, 2007 (4:52 am)
My 2003 4wheel drive Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks headlights, come on by themselves with the ignition switch off. Also with the ignition switch off, if you turn on the headlights they won't turn off. I have to start the truck to turn the headlights off. Shortly after turning the truck off, the lights will come on by themselves.
This is a recurring problem. The last time I bought the truck in for the same problem. I was told that they took the electrical system apart, couldn't find the cause, put everything back together and the headlight problem stopped. I was also told that it wasn't covered under warranty because they didn't replace any parts. Obviously there is some part that is malfunctioning
#19 of 67 Reverse lights not working
Oct 28, 2007 (11:32 pm)
My reverse / backup lights are not working on my 98' tacoma 4x4. I had an after market alarm installed and also connected to my shell (I don't see a problem, just giving all info). I noticed a while after that thereverse lights were inoperable. All other lighting is fine. Is there a specific fuse for the reverse lights? Any help? The alarm install was done about 2 years ago.
Any help ?
#20 of 67 08 Tacoma I4 auto access cab
Dec 02, 2007 (7:47 pm)
Took delivery of vehicle yesterday. Drove it 180 mi. to home with no problems.
This a.m., got in vehicle, started up, and found neither side turn signals would work.
Checked fuses, etc., and found nothing amiss.
Got back in, restarted, and the right turn sigs worked, but left showed the fast flash indicating burned out bulb.
Checked and saw that left rear TS wasn't working. Pulled bulb, looked OK, but replaced with new one. Same result.
Checked socket - no voltage, checked wiring to socket - no voltage, both with engine running. Put left rear bulb panel back, restarted, and now all works fine, at least for the moment.
Any thoughts??? And thanks.
#21 of 67 Re: headlights turn on by themselves [mboar]
Jan 06, 2008 (3:00 am)
Mboar, did you ever figure out what the problem was? I am having the exact same problem in my 2003 tacoma. I would really appreciate some feedback if you have any. Thanks.
#22 of 67 Re: 08 Tacoma I4 auto access cab [perryh]
Jan 06, 2008 (6:53 am)
Belated update on the Tacoma lights problem.
Took to dealer. Required about 3/4 day probing and searching but finally found the problem.
There was a loose plug-in connector in the rear of the dash panel. Seating it cured the problem.
#23 of 67 Re: Reverse lights not working [dlanham]
Feb 05, 2008 (10:27 pm)
Did you get a response to your problem? I have the same issue with my 99 Toyota Tacoma.
#24 of 67 Re: Reverse lights not working [scash]
Feb 06, 2008 (4:56 am)
No, not really from this Forum, if that's what you mean by "response".
Dealer took care of problem as noted in my post (#22 of 23).
All's been fine since.
#25 of 67 windshield wipers won't turn off
Mar 08, 2008 (8:22 pm)
I own a 2003 Toyota Tacoma. Over the past couple weeks, probably 2 or 3 times, my windshield wipers would randomly start wiping when they were set to off. I could easily just play with the controls and get them to stop. Now, they are stuck on the 2nd to highest speed and will not turn off (unless I pull the fuse, of course). They will go faster if set to the highest speed, but otherwise they are always running on the 2nd to highest speed. Any Ideas? Thanks!!
#26 of 67 Re: windshield wipers won't turn off [malonebp]
Mar 09, 2008 (6:04 am)
One more thing to not that I didn't point out - Right before the wipers were turned on to the point where they would not stop I had tried to turn them on with too much heavy snow in the windshield. Because of this they would not wipe, so with them still "on" I got out and wiped the snow away with my hands... they started to work... they never stopped. Not sure if that changes anything, but I thought I'd note it. Thanks! -Brian
#27 of 67 Tailights failure
Apr 22, 2008 (2:31 am)
My '03 Tacoma 4X4 w/trailer hitch seems to have an issue with it's taillights...and ONLY the taillights.All other electrical components seem to be in working order. This is an intermittant problem.Can't find any pattern to the occurence of failure. BOTH tailights fail at the same time.Have tried the usual, replace bulbs, replace fuse type stuff... I would appreciate any input from out there.. Thanks- Red