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My headlights will not turn on, on my 1981 toyota pickup

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  • yadayada
    yadayada Feb 17, 2012

    Do you have 12 volts at the main headlight switch on the dash?

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SOURCE: I need to replace the headlight on my 1994 Toyota Pickup

CAUTION Most headlight retaining rings and trim bezels have very sharp edges. Wear gloves. Never pry or push on a headlamp; it can shatter suddenly.

  1. Make sure the headlight switch is in the off position.
  2. Loosen the parking and side turn signal unit retaining screws. Then remove the units unplugging the connectors.



0900c15280061083.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 1: After removing the parking lamp screws, push on the grille clips to release the grille from the truck
  1. Next, open the hood to gain access to the grille clips. Using a flat-bladded tool, push on the clips to release them and the grille.



0900c15280061084.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the grille from the truck and set aside
  1. The sealed beam is held in place by a retainer and either 2 or 4 small screws. Identify these screws before applying any tools.DO NOT confuse the small retaining screws with the larger aiming screws. There will be two aiming screws or adjustors for each lamp. (One adjustor controls the up/down motion and the other controls the left/right motion.) Identify the adjustors and avoid them during removal. If they are not disturbed, the new headlamp will be in identical aim to the old one.



0900c15280061085.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the headlight bezel which is secured by screws
  1. Using a small screwdriver (preferably magnetic) and a pair of taper-nose pliers if necessary, remove the small screws in the headlamp retainer. DON'T drop the screws; they vanish into unknown locations.



0900c15280061086.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 4: Be careful when removing the headlight bezels, they can be sharp
A good kitchen or household magnet placed on the shank of the screwdriver will provide enough grip to hold the screw during removal.
  1. Remove the retainer and the headlamp may be gently pulled free from its mounts. Detach the connector from the back of the sealed beam unit and remove the unit from the car.



0900c15280061087.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 5: Pull the light out, then unplug the wiring harness from behind it

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SOURCE: my toyota 92 pickup truck turn signals don't work;

Try changing out your turn signal flasher.it might be under your dash by your fuse box.Some trucks have two one for turn signals one for 4 way flashers.By all means check the fuse first.

Posted on Mar 09, 2010

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SOURCE: my 1981 toyota pickup head lights wont turn on

have you checked the obvious ( fuses and relay )

Posted on Feb 17, 2012

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SOURCE: where is the headlight flasher relay located on a 1981 toyota pickup

If there is a relay, it's probably inside the switch. Your headlights have fuses, both left and right (my '87 celica does). If they are good, and bulbs aren't burnt out, then probably the switch is bad.

Posted on Feb 17, 2012

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