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#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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#53 of 67 2004 toyota tacoma interior lights not working
Jun 03, 2011 (8:25 pm)
i have a 2004 toyota tacoma. the dome lite & map lite are not working. i had a friend try to wire into dome light for power for a dome lite in camper top. i found a rel squirrels nests. removed what he did but both lights are inop. 15 amp fuse under hood is good any suggestions?
#54 of 67 Left Blinker problems
Aug 01, 2011 (3:43 pm)
I have a 2001 Toyota tacoma. When i turn the lights on to drive at night my left hand blinker automatically comes on, doesnt blink, but stays still. Then when i drive during the day the left blinker blinks like normal but then it makes all the lights in my dash and my clock blink at the same rate as the blinker.
Ive had people look at it but they have no idea whats causing it, any ideas?
#55 of 67 2009 Tacoma Front marker / Signal Problem
Aug 14, 2011 (2:09 pm)
My 2009 Tacoma suddenly lost the left front marker (illuminated when headlights are off) and the left front signal (same bulb for marker and signal, 2 filaments in bulb). The left signal blinks fast and the left rear signal is still working. Neither filament in the bulb appears to be blown.
#56 of 67 Re: Left Blinker problems [thompson_m]
Oct 20, 2011 (7:50 am)
I have a 2003 with the exact same problem. It's been driving me crazy all summer but haven't had time to bring it anywhere. Have you found a fix for the problem since your post?