I think your confusing daytime running lights(DRL) with an auto dark sensor. The DRL are always on... day or night(same bulb as parking lights). The auto dark sensor illuminates the 'headlights' automatically upon darkness (assuming the switch is set to the automatic mode). Tacoma's do not
have the auto dark sensor. Additionally, the automatic door cutoff switch is wired to the driver's door only. If a passenger door is open, the auto-headlight shutoff function is inhibited.
Originally Posted by m_taker1
The lights will shut off if they are left on, when you open the door. As far as day time running lights and them coming on automatically...you would know if you had an auto option on your turn signal where the light switch is. My taco don't have it but my girlfriends highlander has the drl auto switch on it. I wish I had it, I had an s-10 zr2 and i never turned the lights on now i have to remember to!!!