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Brake box in the trunk

There is a small green box in the trunk on the left side behind the carpet. i was just wondering where to go and get a replacement because mine is burnt out and it made the taillights stop working. the lights arent burnt out just the box. when you step on the brake pedal the lights still come on but the running tail lights are off. help where to find this part looked everywhere.

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The small box that you are describing is the "taillamp sensor". All of the power for the taillamps runs thru this box, and then to the taillamps, and its basic function is to determine the voltage "draw" on the taillamp circuits. When the draw is incorrect, as in a burned out bulb, this box lights up the "taillamp failure" bulb on the dash panel. You are going to need to visit a Toyota dealer's parts dept to purchase the taillamp sensor box. It is not available in the aftermarket.

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