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DRL selection does nothing

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Agro, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Feb 13, 2013 at 9:17 PM
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    On my light selector I have:

    Off
    DRL
    Option that is DRL plus dash etc
    Full lights

    When I select off vs DRL I can't see any difference. I have the truck run in (or off-- tried both), in DRL, get out and see nothing on.

    Can someone please explain ?

    2013 DCSB 4x4
     
  2. Feb 13, 2013 at 9:18 PM
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    Parking brake off ?
     
  3. Feb 13, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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    I'm pretty sure. The other options all yield results. If that's all we can come up with, ill make sure in the morning that the pb is off and see
     
  4. Feb 13, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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    Interesting. I thought DRL is automatic. Didn't know some trucks have an additional detent on the light stalk.
     
  5. Feb 13, 2013 at 9:22 PM
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    New for the 2013's
     
  6. Feb 13, 2013 at 9:24 PM
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    In the manual it states that in Canada it is DRL, DRL/Dash/etc., Full Lights. No "Off" as we have in the USA. Cept what is weird is my Off and DRL yield the same result. I swear, when I walk around the truck with it in DRL, I cant see a single difference.
     
  7. Feb 14, 2013 at 3:17 AM
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    My DRL definetly turns on the yellow DRL's. OFF shuts them off.
     
  8. Feb 14, 2013 at 6:38 AM
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    OP,

    Apologies for the slight derail, but does anyone know if the the new '13 stalk will work on an 09?...anybody know the PN for the new part?

    I was wondering if it might be as easy as the intermittent wiper change?

    I've done a temp DRL stealth mod, but this new stalk has me thinking.

    back to topic...might be a defective stalk or hosed up detent?

    PC
     
  9. Feb 14, 2013 at 8:01 AM
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    I just walked outside 755am PST and checked.
    DRL on and my truck running, the DRL come on. They didnt the other day.
    With the parking brake on or off, the DRL come on, so no difference there.
    Perhaps I will test it again tonight when it is dark. Maybe there is some stupid correlation to the ambient light? or maybe I was just going crazy when I *think* I originally saw this not working.
     
  10. Feb 14, 2013 at 8:13 AM
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    Parking brake on should turn them off or at least that's how it is on the 05-12's
     
  11. Feb 14, 2013 at 8:25 AM
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    I have noticed the same thing on my '13.
    4 position light stalk switch:
    ON: All head/tail/parking/corner lights are on
    PARKING LIGHTS: headlights off but corner lights are on
    DRL: no bulbs appear to be on
    OFF: again no bulbs appear to be on

    I will try to snap some photos shortly, but I was wondering about this too.
     
  12. Feb 14, 2013 at 8:41 AM
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    So here we go...I apologize for the pictures not being very easy to determine which light is on since I did take them just a minute ago when it was light out. Not sure why the photo sizes are all over the place either.

    with the stalk in the on position, all lights are on.

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    With the switch in what I understand as the parking light mode, both of the the orange corner lights are on.

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    With the switch in the DRL mode, no lights are on.

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    And with the switch on off...self explanitory. I have not noticed a difference when the parking brake was on in any of the lighting modes..
     
  13. Feb 14, 2013 at 8:43 AM
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    The DRL's are in by the grill, not out by the lights! You are looking in the wrong place for the DRL'S!

     
  14. Feb 14, 2013 at 8:45 AM
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    My understanding in that the DRL's are the inner, larger orange bulb on the left side of these pictures (towards the grill). Still not on with the switch in DRL mode.
     
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    Maybe they forgot to add the "Off" word after "DRL" ? Not to be confused with the "off" setting for the head lamps
     
  16. Feb 14, 2013 at 8:49 AM
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    Am I looking to the wrong location for the DRL bulbs?
     
  17. Feb 14, 2013 at 8:49 AM
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    Are you verifying with the truck on? With the truck off the dtrl don't come on but lights and parking do.
     
  18. Feb 14, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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    Yes thsoe are the DRLs, they are also your blinker lamps.
     
  19. Feb 14, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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    So you're thinking the switch positions in order should be:
    ALL on
    DRL on
    DRL off
    ALL off
    :confused:
     
  20. Feb 14, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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    Yes. The truck was on.
     
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