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Daytime lights

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by bowzerdoo77, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. Feb 6, 2007 at 10:04 AM
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    bowzerdoo77

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    Does anyone know how to disable the daytime running lights on an o4 tacoma and I have to come on base at night and in the morning and I need to turn them off...
     
  2. Feb 6, 2007 at 1:09 PM
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    i have no idea i guess they started that in 04
     
  3. Feb 6, 2007 at 2:14 PM
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    Try stepping on your parking brake, just enough to activate the parking brake indicator light on the dash. This usually works on most vehicles including my 07. However on the 07, you have to restart the engine for the DRL's to go off if they were already “ON”. Cheers.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2007 at 6:36 PM
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    not sure what you mean with the parking brake.. Every time I start the truck I would have to put the park brake on a little then start it.. or is that a 1 time then they are off for good fix? like I dont want them on unless I turn the lights on when it gets dark or when it is raining or snowing you know what I mean..
     
  5. Feb 7, 2007 at 7:02 AM
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    Bowzerdoo77,

    If you start your engine with your parking brake “on”, your DRL’s will not come on till you release the parking brake. Correct? On most other vehicles, you can turn off the DLR’s by activating the parking brake just enough to light up parking brake warning indicator on the dashboard. Same is true on the 07 Taco. However, the 07 Taco has to be re-started if the engine was already running to achieve this. I don’t know about the 04’s. Note that rear brake shoes do not bind (drum brakes only – not recommended for disc brakes) if the parking brake is latched lightly (1st or 2nd slot) so the vehicle can still be safely driven for short distances.

    Be informed that DRL’s are mandatory under the Highway Traffic Act passed in the early 90’s. All vehicles manufactured from 1994 must have DRL’s on, while in operation. Hence, you would be in violation of the HTA by disabling them.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2007 at 7:47 AM
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    I am guessing you are talking about Canada. US does not have this act as my 007 did not come with DRLs. I wish it had, but it didn't.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2007 at 9:18 AM
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    WTF? I didn't know that. I though it applied to the US too since most of our cars are built over there. You learn something everyday.
     
  8. Feb 7, 2007 at 9:30 AM
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    SUCKS TOO! I am looking into the modification that adds the DRLs to my truck. I hear that it is extremely simple to do. I will post the results when I am done (read: when I have time and money - no time soon!). ;)
     
  9. Feb 7, 2007 at 10:02 AM
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    i think toyota nation has a forum about diy mods. hope this info helps
     
  10. Feb 7, 2007 at 10:13 AM
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    Yep, they do. I will be using that to finish it out once I get the chance.
     
  11. Feb 7, 2007 at 6:45 PM
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    so you are saying that the only way to turn them off is to drive with the brake light on and bu lightly aplying the parking brake... there is not like a fuse or relay that will enable me to do the same thing?
     
  12. Feb 8, 2007 at 6:46 AM
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    That I don’t know. You could try to install an on/off switch on the wire that powers the DRL. I doubt just one fuse being allocated to the DLR's.
     
  13. Feb 8, 2007 at 6:52 AM
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    Ok I tried the parking brake thing and mine dont turnoff so I guess I will have toi try to figgure something out thanks anyway.. I just dont want t the $40 bulbs that I just bought to be on all the time and burn out too fast..
     
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    thanks I will look at mine and see if I can reverse it
     
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    I know on the 02 tacoma's you cut the black with red stripe wire on the module on the rightside of the steering right above the gas pedal...:D HOPE THIS HELPS!!!!!!!
     
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    Are you doing the OEM way?

    Or the 2 wire way listed in the cheap/free thread?
     
  19. Mar 11, 2008 at 7:17 PM
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    the oem way!! My friend is a mechanic for toyota and he told me all i have to do is cut that wire so i did it and it work fine for me. the drl doesn't come on anymore and the regular light switch and everything else works just fine....
     
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