Last post on Dec 03, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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#65 of 67 Tacoma Headlights Going Out
Apr 15, 2013 (8:06 am)
I've encountered this reoccurring problem with the headlights/dashboard lights in my 2003 Toyota Tacoma where they'll go out when I'm driving. It happens 90% of the time during wet weather conditions (snow/rain). If I turn my headlights off and then turn then back on, they'll come back on. I've read several topics here where people have experienced problems with them randomly turning on, but I have the complete opposite problem. This proves to be a huge problem as it hinders my ability to drive at night.
More recently, I've noticed that sometimes the dashboard lights remain on when the headlights go out. Each time this happens, I simply turn them off and then turn them back on and the lights will come on again. There's definitely a short somewhere, but I have no idea where to start looking or who I could take it to to have it looked at without costing me an arm and a leg.
I did see a thread regarding looking at the trailer harness hookup near the rear license plate. The reason I'm thinking of starting there first as I have noticed that occasionally my right blinker light will go solid when I apply my breaks. This doesn't happen 100% of the time, however, which further solidifies in my mind that there's a short somewhere. Anyone else encountered this problem and have a fix?
#66 of 67 dashboard Lights 2003 Tacoma
Oct 15, 2013 (7:34 am)
I have a 2003 Toyota Tacoma and the dashboard lights are not working great. The RPM gauge has not been lighting up for some time, but I can still get the Speedometer to light up.
Is there any easy fixes for this? I was wondering if the light went out, or if the electrical wires are corroding. I'm not sure though, because it also looks like some light is coming through.
I was wondering if there may be an easy fix.
#67 of 67 Re: dashboard Lights 2003 Tacoma [moserj]
Dec 03, 2013 (9:11 am)
I have the same problem: 2003 standard cab Tacoma, and long ago the dash lights would go out on occasion and I could slap the top of the console and they would come back on. At first, if I remember correctly, it was just half of the gauges, now it is everything. Now they are out completely all the time. I don't have a solution, but it must be either a short or a loose connection. I will look under the dash and see if I can spot anything.