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Blinker problems

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by Walker, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. Nov 4, 2016 at 9:01 AM
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    Ok so i had my front passenger side Blinker bulb go out on my 2011, i replaced it and was out 3 days later replaced it again and was out the next morning. i checked all the wire connections i can see, fuses are good. My horn also wont work and fuse is also good for it. Any ideas?
     
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  2. Nov 4, 2016 at 9:04 AM
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    Check the blinker fluid?
     
  3. Nov 4, 2016 at 9:05 AM
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    Topped her off this morning
     
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    Well shit I'm lost for words then. Lmao.

    I had the same thing happen to me. The only thing I could find is the bulb didn't seem to be seated all the way in the socket when I pulled it out. I went through 2 bulbs in a week. After that, I was good to go.

    Hell, if you lived in my city, you could come by and get my spares from my old Tundra.
     
  5. Nov 4, 2016 at 9:13 AM
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    So basically just try and find out if its not seated entirely?
     
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  6. Nov 4, 2016 at 9:15 AM
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    Yes sir. That was my problem at least.

    I had a little corrosion/road grime in the socket as well. I cleaned that out as best as I could and used some dialectic grease.

    What year is your Tundra? Mine was a 12' and this happened early in 16'.
     
  7. Nov 4, 2016 at 9:17 AM
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    Also could have just been a "one off" bulb. Try a different one
     
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    Ok ill give that a shot. Its a 2011. Still can't find anything on the horn side of it, i dont imagine they are connected in anyway but idk?
     
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  9. Nov 4, 2016 at 9:20 AM
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    Check your grounds on the horn. So in other words, take a 10mm socket that will take you 42 min to find and remove the bolts holding the horns on. Check for corrosion and make sure nothing is under the horn or bolts that might act like an insulator.
     
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  10. Nov 4, 2016 at 10:16 AM
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    It was a 12;) haha i checked under the horns for any corrosion and found nothing, horn still no work, slightly afraid it might be something in the steering column possibly?

    Blinker was not seating properly so got that fixed for now, thanks for the input on it
     
  11. Nov 4, 2016 at 10:47 AM
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    Well I'm more screwed up than a football bat.

    Glad your blinker issue is fixed, not sure what the issue is on the horns. If it was in the steering column (clockspring), usually you will get a CEL.

    Have you checked the relay?

    This might help:

    http://www.tundraheadquarters.com/blog/toyota-tundra-horn-not-working/
     
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  12. Nov 4, 2016 at 11:38 AM
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    From what I've read it seems like its the relay, just in the process of finding which relay it is. thanks for the link
     
  13. Nov 4, 2016 at 12:20 PM
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    Update: horn honks if i turn it 90 degrees to the left or right but not in any other position, im too scared to take the steering wheel apart due to the airbags. Going to call the dealership and see what they say.
     
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  14. Nov 4, 2016 at 12:23 PM
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    Weird. Must be the clockspring.

    Smart idea on taking the truck in. Makes me wonder if the airbag would deploy if needed?
     
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    Im curious if airbags will deploy if the battery is disconnected?
     
  16. Nov 4, 2016 at 1:13 PM
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    It shouldn't, but that is the one thing I do not play around with
     
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    Funny...having the same directional issue with my wife's Sequoia right now....on my 2nd bulb....
     
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  19. Nov 24, 2016 at 7:11 AM
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    See post #2 and proceed from there...:D
     

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