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#43 of 67 Re: 1999 Toyota Tocoma [scavanagh]
Mar 09, 2010 (8:29 am)
My 2003 Tacoma does the same type of thing. I can drive anytime with the lights off and the tail lights work as normal. Once I turn the lights on the reverse lights come on and the left blinker is either fast as can be or does not blink at all. However the green interior arrow on the dash stays constant green? I can not even get a mechanics to figure this out.
#44 of 67 rear tail lights are possessed
Mar 09, 2010 (8:32 am)
I can drive anytime with my lights off and the tail lights work as normal. Once I turn the lights on the reverse lights come on and the left blinker is either fast as can be or does not blink at all. However the green interior arrow on the dash stays constant green? I can not even get a mechanic to figure this out. I cant even get this truck inspected right now due to the malfunction. This is ridiculous... since all the recall issues now I can not even get a fair trade value on this toyota neither. Please Help!!!!!
#45 of 67 Wiring for trailer lights
Mar 09, 2010 (10:15 am)
I am guessing that the people that are having these funky things happen with turn signals and lights have trailer wiring??? I tracked my problem down to the converter that plugged into the tailight wiring. The little converter had gone bad. $35 replacement and good to go.
#46 of 67 Re: Temp guage/compass repaired [bigandy]
Jul 21, 2010 (5:55 pm)
Hey there I want to tank you for the advice I dit exacly how you say and the gage start working agaian only ane thing thre is two 510 resistors soo I WELD THE TWO RESISTORS oder than tha you explaing exacly .THANG YOU AGAIN
#47 of 67 Re: 1999 Toyota Tocoma [scavanagh]
Jul 22, 2010 (2:52 pm)
This is in response to post # 37 by scavenagh. I have the exact same symptom on my '95 Tacoma. How did you resolve your problem?
A month ago the left turn signal failed to work on my trailer, and I found that the voltage to the left turn signal pin on the trailer electrical connector was half what it was at my Tacoma's left turn bulb. I reasoned that the problem was inside a sealed harness adapter screwed to the truck's frame, and I resolved the problem by running a wire to bypass that adapter, using a copper clamp to thoroughly secure my bypass wire to the existing wire, and sealed that up with liquid electrical tape, all of which is still as solid and sound as it was when I installed it.
Now I see there is a later post which suggests that the trailer signal convertor box may be to blame, so I'll be checking that. Anyone else who has had this problem and resolved it, please post your solution.
#48 of 67 Re: Temp guage/compass repaired [bigandy]
Aug 08, 2010 (7:34 am)
What year Tacoma do you have? Toyota must have changed the circuit board on the 07 model. My temp/compass stopped working yesterday. I took it apart and could not see anything wrong with the two 510 resistors. In fact the resistors and the entire circuit board is sealed with a greenish looking film. When I put it back together it started working, blinked slowly a couple of times then stopped working again. Any ideas?
#49 of 67 Re: Temp guage/compass repaired [tsmith16]
Aug 08, 2010 (10:30 pm)
Mine is a 2005. Has no green film. When you say there was nothing wrong with the resistors, are you certain the solder is in good shape on both. It clearly was not on mine and that of others. There are electronics shops out there that might be able to take a look at it and tell you if indeed the solder on those resistors is intact. That the definitely the source of the problem for several of us.
#50 of 67 Re: Temp guage/compass repaired [bigandy]
Aug 09, 2010 (5:17 am)
I was wrong. I took it apart again, pushed on the resistors with a small screw-driver, and sure enough, one side of the 510 resistor was loose. Soldered both ends of both resistors, re installed the console, and it works. Yea!
Aug 14, 2010 (9:38 am)
The starter was sounding a litte weak,so i thought I'd check it out.I removed the batt. terminals and they were shot so I replaced them.When I hooked them back up the 4-ways started flashing and the door alarm sounds when I open the door with no key in and it won't turn over.Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening and what i can do to fix it?It's a manual tranny if that makes a difference.
#52 of 67 Re: headlights turn on by themselves [mboar]
May 06, 2011 (1:10 pm)
I have a 2002 Tacoma with exactly the same problem...how did you resolve the issue?
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