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Old 01-14-2010, 06:22 PM   #1
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Easiest Way to disable DRL on 2009 Taco?

Hi everyone, I have 2009 standard Taco, no extras. Daytime running lights are driving me nuts, what's the easiest way to disable them? Is it possible to disconnect/disable them without losing my front turn signals (mechanic said it was impossible since DRL connected to front turn signal lights). I'd appreciate easy instructions/schematics I could show to my mechanic. I have some shop experience, but haven't done much with electrical stuff in a while. Any help appreciated. Thanks!

EDIT: Yes, I did search this topic under the search function and there was no info I could find for a 2009 taco. thanks.
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Edit: Read warpwr's post below. This is a much better way. Just add a switch.

Plus if you remove the DTRL relay and jumper you have to buy a different relay (from the dealer) without DTRL. If you just add a switch to the red/green wire it will only cost you $2 at radio shack.
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Assuming you mean the park/turn ambers on as DRLs then...

If you read the DRL mod thread....

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...stall-oem.html

.... you will find that there is a green wire with a red stripe that can be cut in two and wired through a switch.
Then you can turn them on or off, which is what I do using a stock fog light switch in an empty slot.
It looks factory stock and you have the option of using them or not using them.
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:46 PM   #6
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The DRL's don't bother me too much, but I would like to figure out how to make them come on with the headlights and still blink as the turn signals.
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The DRL's don't bother me too much, but I would like to figure out how to make them come on with the headlights and still blink as the turn signals.
I might have missed something here, but I think the turn signals are outside the headlights and the DRLs are the same as the flashers...on the inside of the headlights....

or....am I all hosed up???
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Assuming you mean the park/turn ambers on as DRLs then...

If you read the DRL mod thread....

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...stall-oem.html

.... you will find that there is a green wire with a red stripe that can be cut in two and wired through a switch.
Then you can turn them on or off, which is what I do using a stock fog light switch in an empty slot.
It looks factory stock and you have the option of using them or not using them.
Thanks very much for this. I will talk to my mechanic and see about this. My truck's fairly new and I don't want to void the warranty, so it might have to wait till I hit the 60,000 mile mark, but I appreciate the advice all the same.
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you should keep them. Ya never know but it could save your life.
How?
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How?
I'd like to know as well. I used to have DRL on my previous vehicle (WRX) but don't anymore on my 2010 Taco and feel strange without it.
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:28 AM   #11
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Anyone know the part number for the bulb of the daytime running lights? want to change from amber to white...
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:24 PM   #12
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its the standard signal bulb....3157. but remember the lense is tinted yellow, so your not going to get a white light adn it will be harder to see during hte day as well...basically not a good idea all around!
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:25 AM   #13
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ohh ok thanks yosh! There are a couple tacomas here running white daytime running lights, and they don't look bad at all...I just hope that they won't burn the housing of the lights if I do change em out
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hmm, so for some reason I never thought of this before, but I installed a switch to turn off the DRL.

I could instead just pull out the relay and jumper and use the 8-pin relay instead, right? Then I could go LED w/o resistors...

why didn't I think of this before?
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