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Hiring Expert Tundra Electric Tech!!

After months of frustrating attempts to restore my courtesy (automatic interior lights turn on when unlocked), I am willing to pay any expert $200 to restore my lights! Long story short, my footwell light was cut off (literally) and the entire circuit to include my shifting panel, AC, courtesy (dome lights turning on automatic) glove box, and center console lights are now dead. I've already attempted to reconnect with a new #74 slot and still no effect.

I'm located near Ft Meade, Maryland. PM if your interested in making some quick cash!
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If you are talking about the little light that is in the middle under the steering wheel, was cut and now nothing works, you have a blown fuse.

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i'd also say blown fuse, i would check that the wires are not grounded or touching together and shorting the circuit out (resulting in a blown fuse)
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There's some lighting control module in the truck. If you short the circuit, it can blow the module instead of the fuse. Probably needs to be replaced.


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not saying it doesn't exist, i just don't see any sort of information on it on the TIS manual site. The description page only shows the bulb.
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There's some lighting control module in the truck. If you short the circuit, it can blow the module instead of the fuse. Probably needs to be replaced.
That's what I was thinking too. I replaced a new fuse, and underneath my glove box, something starting frying/smoking...
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I wish I could tell you more about it and where it's located. It's happened to others before on the forum.

Did a little searching. First, look for a 7.5 amp fuse and check it. Some have said the part that fried is a relay on the dash gauges circuit board. They had to replace the dash gauges to fix it. Here's a cheaper DIY solution:
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I wish I could tell you more about it and where it's located. It's happened to others before on the forum.

Did a little searching. First, look for a 7.5 amp fuse and check it. Some have said the part that fried is a relay on the dash gauges circuit board. They had to replace the dash gauges to fix it. Here's a cheaper DIY solution:
HVAC lights not working, no clock when lights are on
Well, if anyone knows something about dash guages and their lighting elements and circuitry, i would expect it to be you. you sir are johnny on the spot when it comes to that kinda stuff.
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I wish I could tell you more about it and where it's located. It's happened to others before on the forum.

Did a little searching. First, look for a 7.5 amp fuse and check it. Some have said the part that fried is a relay on the dash gauges circuit board. They had to replace the dash gauges to fix it. Here's a cheaper DIY solution:
HVAC lights not working, no clock when lights are on
apologies on the late response, been out of town. Thanks for the thread Toxarch, but I do have a question before I do this. When they say make a new ground point, any idea if I'm just splicing and grounding? or cutting the actual wire and grounding? I'd imagine is splice and ground.
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So I ended up splicing and grounding, however it didn't do anything. Checked to see fuse and it was popped again.

*Sigh...* looks like I'll submit to the dealership...
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By the way, with the circuit from the footwell light, does anyone know where the circuit is going to over on the passenger side? Figured I'd ask since that's where the smoke was appeared when I replaced a new fuse.
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That's what I was thinking too. I replaced a new fuse, and underneath my glove box, something starting frying/smoking...
Did u put a bigger fuse in? If u did this can cause it to fry the harness. I've seen people do this and I ended changing the whole harness on their vehicles. If you have something that's smoking I would not put the fuse back in until you locate the short. Good luck!

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I had a problem with my dash lights on my 2008. It took the dealership a couple days to find the issue and they said they had to tear the whole dash apart to get to it. They replaced the "Combination Meter ECU"

I don't remember exactly so I'm just getting this off the dealer work order. My complaint to them was "Radio display and clock display go blank when headlights are turned on" It very well could have affected the footwell lighting as well, I may not have noticed.

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Does anyone have the diaphragm of the entire circuit of the fuse below:
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