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Easiest Way to disable DRL on 2009 Taco?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Edmund BateTruck, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Jan 14, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    Edmund BateTruck

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    Hi everyone, I have 2009 standard Taco, no extras. Daytime running lights are driving me nuts, what's the easiest way to disable them? Is it possible to disconnect/disable them without losing my front turn signals (mechanic said it was impossible since DRL connected to front turn signal lights). I'd appreciate easy instructions/schematics I could show to my mechanic. I have some shop experience, but haven't done much with electrical stuff in a while. Any help appreciated. Thanks!:D

    EDIT: Yes, I did search this topic under the search function and there was no info I could find for a 2009 taco. thanks.
     
  2. Jan 15, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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    Edit: Read warpwr's post below. This is a much better way. Just add a switch.

    Plus if you remove the DTRL relay and jumper you have to buy a different relay (from the dealer) without DTRL. If you just add a switch to the red/green wire it will only cost you $2 at radio shack.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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  5. Jan 15, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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    The DRL's don't bother me too much, but I would like to figure out how to make them come on with the headlights and still blink as the turn signals.
     
  7. Jan 15, 2010 at 4:52 PM
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    I might have missed something here, but I think the turn signals are outside the headlights and the DRLs are the same as the flashers...on the inside of the headlights....

    or....am I all hosed up???
     
  8. Jan 17, 2010 at 6:25 AM
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    Thanks very much for this. I will talk to my mechanic and see about this. My truck's fairly new and I don't want to void the warranty, so it might have to wait till I hit the 60,000 mile mark, but I appreciate the advice all the same.:D
     
  9. Jan 17, 2010 at 6:26 AM
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    :confused: How?:eek:
     
  10. Jan 17, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    I'd like to know as well. I used to have DRL on my previous vehicle (WRX) but don't anymore on my 2010 Taco and feel strange without it.
     
  11. May 12, 2010 at 11:28 PM
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    Anyone know the part number for the bulb of the daytime running lights? want to change from amber to white...
     
  12. May 13, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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    its the standard signal bulb....3157. but remember the lense is tinted yellow, so your not going to get a white light adn it will be harder to see during hte day as well...basically not a good idea all around!
     
  13. May 13, 2010 at 11:25 PM
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    ohh ok thanks yosh! There are a couple tacomas here running white daytime running lights, and they don't look bad at all...I just hope that they won't burn the housing of the lights if I do change em out
     
  14. Sep 19, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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    hmm, so for some reason I never thought of this before, but I installed a switch to turn off the DRL.

    I could instead just pull out the relay and jumper and use the 8-pin relay instead, right? Then I could go LED w/o resistors...

    why didn't I think of this before?
     
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