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Driving Lights??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by CutnShootTaco, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. Sep 3, 2007 at 6:27 PM
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    CutnShootTaco

    CutnShootTaco [OP] Member

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    Is there a way to turn off the headlights when they are in the driving light mode?? I hate having them on when I am just parked for awhile..

    Thanks
     
  2. Sep 3, 2007 at 7:33 PM
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    coreyredken

    coreyredken Well-Known Member

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    You might need to explain this a little better...
     
  3. Sep 3, 2007 at 8:17 PM
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    humanoid

    humanoid bite me

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    +1 :cool:
     
  4. Sep 4, 2007 at 3:52 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Welcome to TW!

    Sounds like you have a 1st generation (up to 2004) Tacoma with Daytime Running Lights (DRLs). This means that your headlights will come on whtn the engine is running and the vehicle is not parked (Parking brake on or in "Park" on the automatic trannys). There is a wire that you can snip and disable the DRLs without causing damage to your vehicle or getting a MIL (malfunction indicator light).

    Unfortunately I have a 2nd generation (2005 and up), and I do no know the wire. There are other members on here with 1st gens that might be able to help you, or you could do a search for "Disable DRL".

    Good luck!
     
  5. Sep 4, 2007 at 6:21 AM
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    CutnShootTaco

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    Exactly right, only my stupid lights stay on even with the truck in park and the emergency brake applied!!!!!!! Is this wrong to begin with??
     
  6. Sep 4, 2007 at 6:57 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    That is how they should work. Once the DRL lights come on, they should not turn off until the key is turned off. They should not come on when you first start the vehicle, but rather once it is no longer in "Park" or when the parking brake is released.
     
  7. Oct 5, 2007 at 9:19 AM
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    smile_geoff

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    Hello

    I needed to disable DRL on my 1998 when I installed Xenon headlight conversion.

    I found that there is dropping resister beside front drivers side battery. Just unplug it and DRL is now turned off.
     
  8. Oct 9, 2007 at 8:38 PM
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    stucksucksnayota

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    Smile geoff would you mind to post a picture of that plug because i looked and could not find anything like it

    but mine is a 2001 so theres probably so change but maybe not
     
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