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automatic headlight turn off

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Squirrellydw, May 14, 2012.

  1. May 14, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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    Squirrellydw

    Squirrellydw [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I have a 2012 and just noticed than if I have my headlights on and turn off the ignition my headlights go off automatically, is this safe. I'm thinking of just leaving them on all the time if they go off and won't drain the battery. anyone know?
     
  2. May 14, 2012 at 2:43 PM
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    The Traveler

    The Traveler Formerly REBELTACO

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    I don't own a Taco anymore.
    My 2010 has this feature, as well as my brother's 2007 Scion TC.

    Neither have ever drained the batteries because of the switch.
     
  3. May 14, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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    spins615

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    I leave mine on all the time..they shut off after you take the key out and open a door. No problems with the battery so far...7 months later.
     
  4. May 14, 2012 at 2:49 PM
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    bjmoose

    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

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    Yeah - they don't turn off until you open the door.

    You could drain the battery if you left them off and either climbed out the window or climbed over and went out the passenger side.

    You laugh - but that might happen if you park in a *reallytight* parking space sometime.
     
  5. May 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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    HairyAmerican

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    i have a 2012 and i leave mine on. no issues with it at all
     
  6. May 14, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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    Squirrellydw

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    great, thanks guys. I've had it for about two months and just found this out today.
     
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