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    Brake and plate light out

    Hi all,

    I realized late last night my brake light, running light, and plate light are out. I have the custom fiberglass tail delete that puts the tail light up into the tail so its a pain to get at the brake light. will have to pull the whole tail apart.

    Before I pull it apart what are the chances its not a bad bulb? Is it common for both fillaments to fail or is that a sign that maybe its a bad connection or fuse?

    Also does someone know the bulb numer to replace it?

    Thanks all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleetingyouth View Post

    Also does someone know the bulb numer to replace it?

    Thanks all.
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    Sounds like a bad connection (or two) to me. Did you have to splice into the factory harness when installing the new lighting, or was it plug and play?

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    Potter thanks I found it on the forum looks like it is a 1157 bulb.

    Tacoma there is no new lighting just stock. The bulb is a dual filiments so running light and brake light are the same bulb. Also the running light doubles as the plate light. So this doesnt rule out a bad connection but it is the stock setup.

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    Oh, figured the tail tidy was an aftermarket light installed in tail section. Got any pics of it? I'm interested to see what it looks like.



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    Yeah you see it in the images on the first post here.

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    I don't see any images though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 76Hawke View Post
    I don't see any images though...
    Click the link and go to first post..

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    Aluminum Swingarm Swap: Favorite Mod Ive Done-img_1197-jpg

    I've found that when one filament fails it often wiggles around, ends up touching the other filament, and the other fails in short order
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    I'd recommend switching to an LED.

    I replaced my tail light with an LED bulb years ago when I installed an LED headlight, I changed the headlight to a different model (switched to one without a fan) but the tail light is the exact same, so far non of my LED lights have died despite many, many hours of use

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