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auto off head lights??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hillbillytaco, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. Dec 31, 2008 at 8:34 PM
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    hillbillytaco

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    you guys can probably give a "No shit Sherlock" on this one but this morning when i got to work i turned off my truck and opened the door before i turned off my headlight and voila my headlights went out i didn't know that this was a feature at first it scared the shit out of me then i tried it again and it did it again so pretty cool i guess i won't have to worry about killin the battery by leavin the headlights on thumbs up toyota
     
  2. Dec 31, 2008 at 8:36 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    you are good to go man.................awesome feature!!!
     
  3. Dec 31, 2008 at 8:36 PM
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    Yeah I did the same thing the other day. Ive gotten to the point now that when I get to work at 5am and its still dark that I just leave them one cause by the time I get off work its dark out again and it just makes it easier for me.
     
  4. Dec 31, 2008 at 8:51 PM
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    manual who has time for a manual haha
     
  5. Dec 31, 2008 at 8:57 PM
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    Just be careful. There will come a time when you're going to unlock your truck from the passenger side and put the key in the ignition to do whatever (take out a CD, roll up the passenger window, etc) and when you go to leave your lights will remain on because the driver door never opened! I should know. I've done it a few times. Its hard to remember when you do this in the day time.
     
  6. Dec 31, 2008 at 9:05 PM
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    This feature has saved me many times!! I get a huge smile when I get in my truck in the morning and it starts with the lights on! Thanks Toyota! :D
     
  7. Dec 31, 2008 at 9:07 PM
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    Auxilllary backup lights, removed secondary filter,
    I noticed that too. Way to go Toyota!!!
     
  8. Dec 31, 2008 at 9:17 PM
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    hahaha yeah good feature
     
  9. Oct 1, 2016 at 10:06 PM
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    back from the dead - lol

    i almost got burned today (at the clemson - Louisville game) from this one in my '14. Luckily the lights were only left on for a couple of hours and she started right up.

    toyota should have programmed the logic so that opening or closing any door with the ignition off or without the key should kill the lights... or how about just a simple auto off like my '90's $100 Fluke meter?

    i can't believe this is still an issue on my '14..
     
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  10. Oct 1, 2016 at 10:25 PM
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    Who won?
     
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    I don't really understand what you guys are saying. Please explain how the lights will stay on in some circumstances.
     
  12. Oct 1, 2016 at 10:35 PM
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    They are saying they go in the truck on the passengers side and turn the key switch on
    For music. The auto switch makes the lighs come own.
    Then they switch it off and close the passengers door.
    The lights stay on because the drivers door was never opened and closed.
     
  13. Oct 1, 2016 at 10:41 PM
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    Thank you, I was a bit confused. I should be fine, I always just turn my lights off.
     
  14. Oct 2, 2016 at 5:35 AM
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    down to the wire - Clemson's D stopped Louisville (4 plays) inside the red zone with less than 2 min. left in the game for the win.
     
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  15. Oct 2, 2016 at 5:48 AM
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    after i found out about this (still tailgating) we tested my buddy's older '11 tundra. The lights came on just like my tacoma but auto off after about ~1min.

    apparently the tundra's have auto off on their non-limited packages.
     
  16. Oct 2, 2016 at 6:10 AM
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    Be careful if you use an automatic starter. If you start your truck and left your lights on, they won't auto shut off if you have a timer.

    I have a viper starter and have noticed the lights on and truck off if I don't make it out while the timer is still running.
     
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