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disable DRL's

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dka, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. May 13, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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    protoadies

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    I snipped the wire, just as posted by others. now no more drl and I'm so much happier.
     
  2. May 14, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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    This should assist some
     
  3. Dec 22, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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    I am also trying to disable to daytime running lights as well. Though I am not going to be cutting any wires, instead I'm going to disconnect the pin from the plug itself. Does anyone know where I can get the "special" tool that releases the pins from the plugs?
     
  4. Dec 22, 2012 at 11:19 AM
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    So you cut the wire with the green stripe?
     
  5. Dec 24, 2012 at 9:48 AM
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    Wait, what? Why do some of you have DRL? Was that part of a certain package or something?

    A very small flathead screwdriver should work. Like from a jewelers set.
     
  6. Apr 17, 2013 at 5:22 AM
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    Great post. Easy to follow. It took me about six and a half seconds to disable my DRL. Thanks guys!
     
  7. Apr 17, 2013 at 2:59 PM
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    Hmm, never knew 1st gens ever came with DRL's.... Neither of my Tacomas have had it.
     
  8. Apr 17, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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    my 2000 has drl. Gonna do the disable this weekend with some other maintenance. HATE drl

    2000 Tacoma TRD Offroad
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    Those are the options so if I have an option you dont there you go
     
  9. Apr 17, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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    I have every option you do, except mine is an automatic.
     
  10. Apr 17, 2013 at 4:34 PM
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    I have them. My headlights are on whenever the truck is running, unless the e-brake is on
     
  11. Apr 17, 2013 at 4:36 PM
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    The more I look, the more it seems that the option came with the manual trans Tacoma only... :notsure:
     
  12. Apr 18, 2013 at 4:57 AM
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    Mine is an '04 manual trans with those exact same options minus the tow package and I don't have DRL. :notsure:
    Maybe it's just another random thing like some people having push button 4wd vs J shift. Seems odd though being a safety feature.
     
  13. Apr 18, 2013 at 7:30 AM
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    I've got a '04 Double Cab (all DC's 01-04 only come auto) and mine has DRL's equipped.

    The DRL implementation on our 1st gens is pretty lame. It's really just the dimming of your headlights. With this in mind, I think we ALL have DRLs, but they are all just in the off postion during the day for those that don't have them. :p

    My current plan is to disable my DRL feature using this mod AND THEN do the switchback mod to turn my signal lights to LED DRL's. I also plan to add a switch to the running lights of the switchback to completely control them.

    In regards to when the DRL implementation all started with our 1st gens, here's what I dug up on the TW buyers guide sticky:
    "2000 Toyota Tacoma: Intermittent windshield wipers became standard, and models with ABS now had daytime running lights."
     
  14. Jun 20, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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    How do you disable dtrl on 2000 taco?
     
  15. Jun 21, 2013 at 12:41 AM
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    Sweet! I was wondering if this could be done. Will be doing this ASAP.
     
  16. Jun 24, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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    I have a 2000 but there is no white wire with a green stripe? Can someone please help.
     
  17. Jun 24, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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    for the 2k model you dont have to do any cutting or anything fancy. open your hood, and on the drivers side between the fender and the battery is a plug going into a heatsink looking thing. disconnect this plug and you have eliminated your drl. if you want them back just reconnect the plug.
     
  18. Jun 24, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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    Oh ok. Thanks man that really helped
     
  19. Jul 8, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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    I have an 04 and i have this plug. I disconnected it but nothing happened. Connected that sucker right back before messing anything up..lol

    I'm going to try and disable mine today. Dont like DRL's
     
  20. Jul 11, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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    I did this mod but was able to remove the pin from the plug rather than cut the wire. Works great had no ill effects on anything else.
     
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