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Disable DRL's on a 2012 - it works!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RV7Garage, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Dec 9, 2011 at 7:26 AM
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    RV7Garage

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    Disable DRL, Jailbreak Fog Lights, ARE topper
    Hey gang, I wanted to share this just in case anyone else wanted to get rid of their Daytime Running Lights. It was easy, all you need is two parts: a NON- DRL Denso 12.8v flasher, Toyota part # 81980-02030, and an M1 signal junction block, Toyota part # 82671-30360.

    Follow the disassembly instructions from 007Tacoma's original thread, http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/1475-05-drl-daytime-running-lights-install-oem.html , remove the fuse block, and you will just do things in reverse. Disconnect the Y-harness that comes from the large black DRL relay, and connect your NON-DRL flasher and Junction Block to the 2 ports that the Y-harness was attached to- you will find that they only fit one way.

    On my 2012, there was a third small connector routed to the large black DRL relay, I think it comes from the E-brake switch. I reconnected that when I reassembled everything, and I also just left the black DRL relay where it was in case I ever want to switch back.

    Everything works as it should! I got help for this from boomer6, thanks much, duder! :cool: :cheers:
     
  2. Jan 16, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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    Where did you get the parts?
     
  3. Jan 16, 2012 at 1:31 PM
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    No disrespect, but why would you want to do this?
     
  4. Jan 16, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    I kind of like my DRL's. too many idiots pull out,turn in front of you anymore.
    Too each his own however!
     
  5. Jan 16, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Lots of people have had issues with melting lenses and fading rear reflectors. I did so I uninstalled mine.
     
  6. Jan 16, 2012 at 4:31 PM
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    Sorry Jay, I already sold the kit on here a while back.:eek:
     
  7. Jan 16, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    lol at people, when you dont have it, you spend $$$ to get it. When you have it, you spend $$$ to get rid of it :rolleyes:
     
  8. Jan 16, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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    Why the mods? Can't you just pull the bulbs out if you can't live with the lights?
     
  9. Jan 16, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    the bulbs are also your turn signals
     
  10. Jan 16, 2012 at 6:35 PM
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    I see. Thanks. Given what I've seen (and you too most likely) in terms of MVA's, I'll keep mine working.

    Too bad this is an issue though: they are there for a good reason.
     
  11. Jan 16, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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    I just want to be stealthy when I want to be :D

    Also, I drive pretty chill, and scan ahead out of habit. I can always tell when some drone is going to pull out in front of me, and I adjust accordingly. I like being in control of my lights, not have the vehicle do the thinking for me. :burnrubber:
     
  12. Jan 16, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    RV7 where did you get the parts at? dealer?
     
  13. Jan 16, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    Yep. ;)
     
  14. Jan 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    Isn't that what warranties are for?
     
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    Sure. And every experience you've had with the dealer has been smooth and positive, right? Haw. Who cares why? Because I want to is all that matters. :D
     
  16. Feb 8, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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    Unfortunately there's also deductibles to think about...I went by to get mine fixed (on the extended warranty at this point) and they said it's a $100 deductible to get it replaced. I have melted lenses but I'll just buy replacement bulbs and save myself the cash.
     
  17. Feb 8, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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    This... I like the looks of the one the 12's only!
     
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    My '09 Tacoma has both side melted lenses. I didn't notice the problem until 45k miles. Even thought I have extended warrentee, I was told that the headlight assemblies are not covered. This is crap, I have contacted all the Toyota customer areas, but no help. Does anyone know the GM part number to replace my turn signal/DRL bulbs?
    thanks,
     
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    Hey There Paul ,

    Just read your thread on DRL Disable. Don’t like amber DRL at all. Just want to confirm this DRL Disable Procedure will work on a 2012 Tacoma Access Cab SR5, 5 speed auto with DRL and Fog. Thanks, Scott,
     
  20. Aug 7, 2013 at 12:05 PM
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    Disabled daytime running lights by advise on this forum.
    Thanks for posting the thread for disabling daytime running lights on 2012 Tacoma. I did it and it works great!
     
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