Marker and dash lights not working


Asked by Jan 09, 2010 at 07:59 PM about the Toyota Tacoma

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Today my interior dash lights and marker lights stopped working, but they will faintly work when I press the brake pedal.  I think I have a grounding issue somewhere, but does anyone have any ideas?

3 Answers


Did you resolve your problem? I am encountering the same problem with my 2003 4 cyl 4wd Tacoma.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

I did. It ended up being a blown fuse in the panel under the hood. I checked there once, but I must have overlooked the blown fuse. I felt rather stupid when I looked the second time.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Thank you for getting back to me. When I replaced the fuse for the rear lights everything that was wrong was corrected. However after turning the truck off and back on the fuse blew again. Also the daylight running lights (DRLs) were not working. My truck was made for the US market so its wiring was modified in some way so that the headlights would automatically act as DRLs as required in Canada. There is (or was) no need to switch the head lights on to have front DRLs - although not required by law the rear lights would be on also. OK, so what I did was disconnect the trailer lights from the tail lights as was recommended in another blog site. Actually I just did this on the driver's side as that was enough to fix the fault that was causing the rear light fuse to blow. We still do not have automatic DRLs but we can make do with turning the headlights on.

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Tacoma in your area?

CarGurus has 43,801 nationwide Tacoma listings starting at $2,200.


Toyota Tacoma Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Tundra
476 Great Deals out of 33,022 listings starting at $2,900
Used Nissan Frontier
369 Great Deals out of 22,657 listings starting at $2,700
Used Ford F-150
2,543 Great Deals out of 193,096 listings starting at $799
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,264 Great Deals out of 168,160 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota 4Runner
267 Great Deals out of 22,371 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Colorado
289 Great Deals out of 33,686 listings starting at $1,900
Used GMC Sierra 1500
987 Great Deals out of 66,609 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford Ranger
166 Great Deals out of 5,430 listings starting at $800
Used Jeep Wrangler
338 Great Deals out of 16,957 listings starting at $2,999
Used Dodge Ram 1500
380 Great Deals out of 10,771 listings starting at $1,500
Used GMC Canyon
145 Great Deals out of 14,328 listings starting at $3,000
Used Nissan Titan
218 Great Deals out of 20,400 listings starting at $3,695
Used Toyota Camry
986 Great Deals out of 79,612 listings starting at $1,200
Used Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
361 Great Deals out of 44,059 listings starting at $9,900
Used Honda Ridgeline
76 Great Deals out of 5,236 listings starting at $3,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.