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Old 05-15-2013, 04:51 PM   #141
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This still won't let me have them on with my headlights??
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:06 AM   #142
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I just cut that green/red wire and did not install the switch and tested everything, and it works. No more DTRL
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:39 PM   #144
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SUCCESS!!!!

Got under dash, unplugged white plug, cut green/red wire, electrician taped off cut ends, plugged back in, NO MORE DTRL'S


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Old 04-01-2014, 12:38 PM   #147
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Sorry for the confusion. I was trying to say I took out my electric test light and crawled underneath the dash, found the harness, etc. and that's where I got confused.

The reason I was confused is that the green/red wire, the one you said to cut, never had any electricity going to it so I didn't see what snipping it would accomplish. the wire next to it, being black/red, DID have electricity. when the lights were on it didn't, when they were off (and therefore the DTRL were on) it did have electricity. It also had electricity going to it (and flashing) when the blinkers were on. I knew I'd found the wire going to the DTRL/blinkers, but I also kew if I cut it I'd be cutting that light off completely and wouldn't have my turn signal.
I too want to know what the drl line exactly does. I realize this is not an engineering forum so I don't expect people to question how things work and just simply accept things as is. But I'm sure there are quite a few other curious minds out there.

I need to borrow a 12 pin flasher to reverse engineer this.

see my other thread
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...-ecu-work.html

I took your test one step further and used an oscilloscope. I only get really low voltage readings (I think these are just noise) when I examine the drl line.

this is with headlights off


this is with headlights on


the voltage level is less than 0.5v, so I can't say for sure these are actual signals and not just noise.
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:46 AM   #148
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SUCCESS!!!!

Got under dash, unplugged white plug, cut green/red wire, electrician taped off cut ends, plugged back in, NO MORE DTRL'S


Thanks OP
+1 The end of a nightmare.
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:53 PM   #149
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I figured out the answer to how the drl line works.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...ml#post8480845
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Old 04-23-2014, 04:04 PM   #150
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Works like a charm! Thanks for the write up!
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I HATE the DTRL's so I was pumped to find this thread. Total newb when it comes to wiring so I have a question...

After removing the coin tray I see that one of the harness plugs has a green/red striped wire, shown in my pic below. After re-reading the 1st page of this thread and see the pic, it says the wire is found in a plug on the BACK of the fuse block. The wire I found is in a front plug....please someone let me know if what I have is the correct wire or not before I cut...thx

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I HATE the DTRL's so I was pumped to find this thread. Total newb when it comes to wiring so I have a question...

After removing the coin tray I see that one of the harness plugs has a green/red striped wire, shown in my pic below. After re-reading the 1st page of this thread and see the pic, it says the wire is found in a plug on the BACK of the fuse block. The wire I found is in a front plug....please someone let me know if what I have is the correct wire or not before I cut...thx

The wire is on the back side of the fuse block. IIRC looking at it from the rear it's on the top right, I laid on my back & looked up at the backside.
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:23 PM   #153
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In my 09, that wire was apart of a harness with 3 different plugs on it. I just unplugged all those and took the harness to my kitchen table and made everything a whole lot easier.
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Thanks guys...I knew what I found was too easy I'll see if I can pull the one from the backside. I just want to cut the darn thing to be rid of them.

Update - I am way too fat and my head is way too big to get my ass anywhere near seeing the back of that fuse panel........

2nd update....finally was able to contort myself enough to get to the wire and give it a clip. I just wanted them gone so I just taped them off - no switch for me.

Thanks OP for the info.
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Old 07-14-2014, 01:30 PM   #156
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I read the DIY one time and understood it perfectly.
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