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Old 04-19-2011, 06:32 PM
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Default So why do Rangers always have the 3rd brake light burned out?

Just noticed this since I've had my truck, I can tell the difference between the older Rangers and newer and even Rangers that look like they are 1-2 years old still have a non-working light. Infact I think my 2011 might be the only current Ranger without a burned out brake light. I've only got 1140 miles on it but I'm sure it will be burned out by 5K miles

Has anyone found a bulb that will not burn out so fast like the OEM? You would think since the design had not changed since what '92 or '93 that they would have found a way to make this last.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:34 PM
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Default Re: So why do Rangers always have the 3rd brake light burned out?

Like EVERY RANGER I see has a non-working 3rd break light! Its so annoying!
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Lol, Aaron: "I only text with trees, it makes it hard to text while driving though, I have to keep running the truck into trees to text!!" EPIC my friend. Lol
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:39 PM
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Default Re: So why do Rangers always have the 3rd brake light burned out?

like chevys lights are always burne dout on the right side lol
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:39 PM
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Default Re: So why do Rangers always have the 3rd brake light burned out?

Huh?
I have the original bulbs in mine!
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:40 PM
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like chevys lights are always burne dout on the right side lol
You noticed that too?!
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:41 PM
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Default Re: So why do Rangers always have the 3rd brake light burned out?

oh yeah! lol its soo easy to tell haha
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oh yeah! lol its soo easy to tell haha
Bahaha, ALWAYS the driver side.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:44 PM
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Default Re: So why do Rangers always have the 3rd brake light burned out?

and for me its usuially when they started making the chevys more rounded...idk what years that is...but my dads is like 2000 so im going w 2000 to now

and then ive noticed the boxy ones (cheyenne 2500 owner here...yikes) is usually a parking light/fog light issue
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:45 PM
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Default Re: So why do Rangers always have the 3rd brake light burned out?

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like chevys lights are always burne dout on the right side lol
Ever notice Tacomas the generation before the current one and 4Runners of the same vintage always have the driver or passenger brake/ tailight burned out too. But seriously why is the Rangers brake light always out? Does the housing not get enough air or something and create a bunch of heat....
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:46 PM
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Default Re: So why do Rangers always have the 3rd brake light burned out?

ive NEVER noticed issues w ranger or toyota lights..just chevy
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:46 PM
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Default Re: So why do Rangers always have the 3rd brake light burned out?

Driver side is on the left Aaron.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:46 PM
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Default Re: So why do Rangers always have the 3rd brake light burned out?

then i meant left lol not his fault
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:48 PM
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Default Re: So why do Rangers always have the 3rd brake light burned out?

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Driver side is on the left Aaron.
Bahaha, my bad.

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Ever notice Tacomas the generation before the current one and 4Runners of the same vintage always have the driver or passenger brake/ tailight burned out too. But seriously why is the Rangers brake light always out? Does the housing not get enough air or something and create a bunch of heat....
No idea what bulb I have, but...I have had my center break light in my truck since I've gotten it, almost 3 years ago.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:55 PM
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Default Re: So why do Rangers always have the 3rd brake light burned out?

put in a LED tailight
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:58 PM
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Default Re: So why do Rangers always have the 3rd brake light burned out?

Mine is burned out. The filaments looked fine, I replaced the wiring harness, no luck. I still need to try new bulbs..
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