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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

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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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    You might need to explain this a little better...
     
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  4. Sep 4, 2007 at 3:52 AM
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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
     
  9. Oct 16, 2019 at 8:49 PM
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    Hello stuckstucksnayota, I know this thread is super old but I was wondering if you ever figured out how to disable the drl on your 01? I've seen in another thread that there is a wire you can cut under the dash....did you find another way? Did you find the drop resistor by the battery that smilegeoff references in this thread? Thanks for any info. Trying to not cut wires as I will eventually be selling my 02 dc to accommodate my growing family.
     
  10. Oct 17, 2019 at 1:09 AM
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    The plug is only for the old models.

    From @Ace115
    I cut the one in the pic with the red arrow.

    From the other articles I read, Ishould have cut the one with the blue arrow. I’m going to try it tomorrow morning and see how itgoes.
    98EB92AA-D073-453E-938C-6AC328B27D77.jpg
     
  11. Oct 17, 2019 at 7:55 AM
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    Hey chrslefty, thanks for the reply. I can't find the thread with the wire cut pictures right now but I do remember it is supposed to be the white with green wire. In your pic that connection looks right but I would be sure that the wire is white that has faded to yellow, before you cut it. Maybe pull the harness wrap back a little and see if that wire has faded and is truly white with green stripe.
     
  12. Oct 17, 2019 at 8:22 AM
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    I would use the wire color as secondary information when doing this job. From all the research and photos I saw the wires color was not consistent through the different years of the 1st Gen. Instead just pay attention to the port on the plug. I did in fact cut the wire with the blue arrow from that photo. You’ll notice on the plug that it is the wire closest to the end of the plug and the wire socket is larger than all but one other wire socket(the one next to it). There was one post that had a very rough diagram of the plug, made in a program like MS Paint or something, that had the ports labeled and tagged correctly. If you stumble across that post I’d use that info to make your decision as to which wire to cut.

     
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    So true....it amazing how many differences in just a few years.
     
  14. Oct 17, 2019 at 8:39 AM
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    Yep. I think this site has almost narrowed down all of them
     
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    So when you gonna come over and help me with mine??
     
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    Whenever is good for you. I’ll be in Phx all week.

     
  17. Oct 21, 2019 at 11:04 PM
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    I cut the wire the other day. Hasta lueogo DRL. I cut the harness wrap back enough to expose enough wire so it could be spliced back together if needed.
     
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    Wed good for you ??
     
  19. Oct 22, 2019 at 5:13 AM
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    Yeah Wednesday is good for me. I’m free usually by 3:30-4pm

     
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    Sweet. Remember were I live?
     

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