1995 Toyota TACOMA Exterior Lighting Headlights problems & defects.

Toyota TACOMA Exterior Lighting Headlights problems : 1.

The Headlights Worked Intermittantly, Then They Stopped Working At All. I Am An Electrician, And I Started Diagnosing The Problem, Finding No Ground To The Headlights. Following The Wiring Diagram, This Led Me To Believe That The Dimmer Switch Portion Of The Combination Switch On The Steering Wheel Had Failed. Upon Further Investigation, I Found That The Black/white Ground Wire For That Switch On The Wiring Harness Side Of The Connector Under The Dash Was Blackened From Excess Heat. Also The Terminal Inside The Connector Was Almost Melted. The Wire From The Switch Itself To The Connector Is A 16 Guage Wire, But The Wire On The Other Side Of The Connector, Going Into The Wiring Harness To Ground Is Only A 20 Guage Wire. Each Headlight Is Fused At 10 Amps, With A Possibility Of A 20 Amp Draw On A 20 Guage Wire. The Nominal Current Draw For The Headlights Was Almost 10 Amps, Which Is Certainly Too Much For Such A Small Wire. For Some Time I Had Been Smelling An Electrical Burning Odor At Times When Driving The Vehicle, And Now I Know Where It Was Coming From. The Wire Was Blackened, And The Terminal Melted, So A Fire Was A Definate Possibility.

Mileage was 113600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4TAUN73C4SZ. TOYOTA TACOMA 1995 problem was reported in WHITEHALL, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA TACOMA 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA TACOMA 1995 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: GERMAIN TOYOTA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 614-868-0300 . DEALER’S CITY: REYNOLDSBURG . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 43068 .

July 22, 2003

1995 Toyota TACOMA problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used Toyota TACOMA, driving a 1995 Toyota TACOMA, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Exterior Lighting Headlights problems and defects.

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