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? about stock yellow driving lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by eltaco, May 15, 2010.

  1. May 15, 2010 at 11:30 PM
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    eltaco

    eltaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've had my truck for two years now, bought it with 7k miles on the odometer. My truck has never had the yellow driving (or parking, not sure what they are) lights that I see on other Tacomas all the time. Were some Tacos wired differently than others, or did the original owner of mine do some wiring of his own?

    I'll have to check for sure, but it seems to me that my yellow rectangular lights function as turn signals. I'll check in the morning.
     
  2. May 16, 2010 at 3:07 AM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Are you talking about these?
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    I think they're either parking lights or daytime running lights or both.

    Some trucks - and I'm not sure which - have daytime running lights that stay on all the time. Others don't have that. Depends on the area you live in (I think).

    I have an 07 and they're not daytime running lights but I think they're parking lights on my truck.
     
  3. May 16, 2010 at 3:22 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
  4. May 16, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    Yes, that is exactly what I'm talking about.

    I just went and took a look at how my lights function. My "Parking" lights are the yellow bulbs on the outside top of each headlight. My turn signals are the yellow rectangular lights that I see lit up in your picture. Something must be wired differently...

    Which lights function as your turn signals on that setup?
     
  5. May 16, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    KnurledNut

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    My Taco has the DRL option. The amber are always on and blink when actuated for turning.
     
  6. May 16, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    Mine are the same as above.
     
  7. May 16, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    ryanjboutin

    ryanjboutin Mob dirt parking lots.

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    Same.

    My truck was factory stock from 2005 when I purchased it, and noticed that right off the bat.

    The inside ones are turn signals and the outer ones are parking lights.
     
  8. May 16, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    I just bought the relay for my DTRL's. My truck didnt have them originally.
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  9. May 16, 2010 at 5:35 PM
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    yosh2000

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    yea, if you want to add this, its a relay and harness, about $50 from trdparts4u.com. they have a package that includes all you need...check out the site...
     
  10. May 16, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    xJuice

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    That's how all the trucks work that do not have the Daytime Running Light (DRL) option. Nothing is wrong with your truck.

    If you want the DRLs you can get a relay and jumper and install them yourself like others already mentioned.
     
  11. May 16, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    eltaco

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    Great, I'll try to find the kit and order it up.

    I looked earlier today, but couldn't locate it. If anyone has a link, please shoot it to me. In the meantime, I'll go back to looking for it...
     
  12. May 16, 2010 at 10:04 PM
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    eltaco

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    well, I found the single parts, but I can't seem to locate the $45 kit that is discussed within the DIY link above.

    Any chance that "kit" is still available?
     
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