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IT is a 2000 tundra FWD SR5 the drivers headlight is dim…

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IT is a 2000 tundra FWD SR5 the drivers headlight is dim even after replacement and the highbeams do not work and the indicator light in dash does not work. The fog lights work and turn signals, brake, and license plate work.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?

The fuses were checked out. New fuses were used with no change in the condition.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Tundra yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, checked fuses and changed the bulb.

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3/14/2018
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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Hey how are you ,I will Try to Help you with This Issue

this the head lamp wiring circuit ,click on link to view

we have 2 systems, with day time running light and with out ,which one u have

If you do not mind me asking are you looking for the most possible causes and taking it to a repair shop or you are repairing it yourself and you need step by step instructions
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
The lights do not come on in the day time. I would like to fix it myself if I can.

This is the fuse box lay out , in the under hood fuse box,you should have a relay called ( HEAD relay) ,do you see that on my diagram i sent you and does it match your fuse box

let me know

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Left side of the driver side ,there is fuse box, there is Built in relay called Integration relay , this one feeds power to our combination switch then that switch power up our headlights

do you see that on the schematic

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
The lights do not come on in the day time. I would like to fix it myself if I can. yes, i see them.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I see them.

ok great , take the relay out and check for any burned marks

do you know how to test a relay ,if not find one like it and swap it ?

is the relay staying closed ,stuck closed keeping lights on , lets start here ,next go to the inside fuse box and the integration relay, check same thing ,let me know

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I see them.

wait for my reply, this is not exactly texting here , so might take some time to get reply based on the internet traffic, but i m still with you

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I see them.Great, I am at work and connot do the testing. Could you please talk me through it as If I did it? I may be able to purchase what needs
to be replaced. Or could we continue this conversation tomorrow? I am sorry I did not know that I should be able to do the work as we chatted. Thanks

oh no worries man, this post stays open for you to come back and finish anytime

since you ate work , when ready ,read below how to get back in touch with me after u done some checking

The most common is the headlight switch ,but we have to test first so we not throwing parts at it

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I see them.Great, I am at work and connot do the testing. Could you please talk me through it as If I did it? I may be able to purchase what needs
to be replaced. Or could we continue this conversation tomorrow? I am sorry I did not know that I should be able to do the work as we chatted. ThanksI will check as you asked and get back to you. Thank you
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Chad, I need the wiring diagram for a 4WD not 2WD. You sent the 2WD schematic. Could you please send the 4WD? I will check the car against the schematic after I recieve it. Thank you.

sorry try this

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Chad, My truck is a 2000 Toyota tundra SR5 with crew cab with suicide door. 4.7litre V8 4WD

2000 Toyota tundra SR5 with crew cab with suicide door. 4.7litre V8 4WD , lighting circuit

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Turn signal wiring

i m going to quote you ,you said FWD earlier , no worries though :)

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(IT is a 2000 tundra FWD SR5 the drivers headlight is dim even after replacement and the highbeams do not work and the indicator light in dash does not work. The fog lights work and turn signals, brake, and license plate work.)

this the turn signal wiring

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this the 00 tundra sr5 v8 4wd , wiring circuits

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you Chad, I am sorry you are correct I did write FWD instead of 4WD

Head lamp

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Symptom chart

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you Chad, I am sorry you are correct I did write FWD instead of 4WD. Thank you for all the info. I will let you know how I make out.

yes please do , , no worries , i was joking with you .you can keep asking me follow ups

you know my schedule on here ,if i m not online , i will get an email that u replied and get back to u as soon as i can

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Hi Chad, I replaced the head relay but no change. The left headlight is dim all other lights work. To review. The fuses check out ok and the replaced relay did not correct the situation. The weather is terrible. I will check the voltage on the three wires to the light tomorrow if I can and let you know how it works out. Any suggestions?

hey man, sorry to hear that ,

let me know on the wires reading tomorrow ?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Hello, Chad
The left head light has 13 volts on the car side of the fuse but has only two volts at the headlight plug on the blue red wire. This wire should have the same 13 volts I assume. I will review on removing the harness/fuse box and see if I can locate a left headlight harness. Would that be right or do you have any suggestions? Thanks

You are correct , we have 13 volts on one side and we are only seeing 2 volts the other side , something is shorted out between fuse box and headlight left

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thanks, ***** ***** you posted

ok

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Chad, it was the pigtail. cut the shorted wire and tested the pigtail from were I cut the line and the fitting. There was no continuity. I put in a new pigtail and works fine. Thank you for your advice and diagrams you were very helpful.
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Certainly, thank you again, Andrew

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