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Old 09-03-2007, 07:27 PM   #1
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Driving Lights??

Is there a way to turn off the headlights when they are in the driving light mode?? I hate having them on when I am just parked for awhile..

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Old 09-03-2007, 08:33 PM   #2
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You might need to explain this a little better...
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Old 09-03-2007, 09:17 PM   #3
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Old 09-04-2007, 04:52 AM   #4
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Is there a way to turn off the headlights when they are in the driving light mode?? I hate having them on when I am just parked for awhile..

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Welcome to TW!

Sounds like you have a 1st generation (up to 2004) Tacoma with Daytime Running Lights (DRLs). This means that your headlights will come on whtn the engine is running and the vehicle is not parked (Parking brake on or in "Park" on the automatic trannys). There is a wire that you can snip and disable the DRLs without causing damage to your vehicle or getting a MIL (malfunction indicator light).

Unfortunately I have a 2nd generation (2005 and up), and I do no know the wire. There are other members on here with 1st gens that might be able to help you, or you could do a search for "Disable DRL".

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Old 09-04-2007, 07:21 AM   #5
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Welcome to TW!

Sounds like you have a 1st generation (up to 2004) Tacoma with Daytime Running Lights (DRLs). This means that your headlights will come on whtn the engine is running and the vehicle is not parked (Parking brake on or in "Park" on the automatic trannys). There is a wire that you can snip and disable the DRLs without causing damage to your vehicle or getting a MIL (malfunction indicator light).

Unfortunately I have a 2nd generation (2005 and up), and I do no know the wire. There are other members on here with 1st gens that might be able to help you, or you could do a search for "Disable DRL".

Good luck!
Exactly right, only my stupid lights stay on even with the truck in park and the emergency brake applied!!!!!!! Is this wrong to begin with??
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Exactly right, only my stupid lights stay on even with the truck in park and the emergency brake applied!!!!!!! Is this wrong to begin with??
That is how they should work. Once the DRL lights come on, they should not turn off until the key is turned off. They should not come on when you first start the vehicle, but rather once it is no longer in "Park" or when the parking brake is released.
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disabling DRL

Hello

I needed to disable DRL on my 1998 when I installed Xenon headlight conversion.

I found that there is dropping resister beside front drivers side battery. Just unplug it and DRL is now turned off.
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Smile geoff would you mind to post a picture of that plug because i looked and could not find anything like it

but mine is a 2001 so theres probably so change but maybe not
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