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front vertical orange light?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TOYOTA 09, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Nov 18, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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    TOYOTA 09

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    I have seen people driving around with the front vertical orange lights ON in their taco. These only come on when I use a blinker....how do you get these to turn on and stay on? (The lights closest to the grille)
     
  2. Nov 18, 2010 at 2:52 PM
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    jandrews

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    Daytime running lights. It's a port-installed option. IIRC there's a wiring mod you can do to enable it in non-equipped tacos.
     
  3. Nov 18, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    vbibi

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    Orange lights in front, will be illegal in California, except for blinkers.
    Take care
    vbibi:(
     
  4. Nov 18, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    sooner02r1

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    I dunno, mine came that way. It's an 08. Maybe a year-model difference?
     
  5. Nov 18, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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    mine is an 09!
     
  6. Nov 18, 2010 at 3:01 PM
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    Only 09-11 have the DRL's from the factory.
     
  7. Nov 18, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    x2, and before you go wiring yours up, make sure you read all the threads on people who melted their lens because of that bulb being on full time. It's an intermittent problem but if yours aren't on all the time it might not be a bad option to miss out on.
     
  8. Nov 18, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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    Meh, no big deal. That lense should be removed when you do the BHLM anyway.
     
  9. Nov 18, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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    They are the DTRL's that are equipped on certain trucks. I bought the DTRL relay and installed it myself.
     
  10. Nov 18, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    doubt it, ive seen plenty of chevys driving around that come like that factory
     
  11. Nov 18, 2010 at 3:28 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    My 07 came with the DRL's. They were listed under optional equipment on the window sticker.
     
  12. Nov 18, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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    I know, just figured I'd give him the full disclosure. Seems only a handful of people have had an issue with it. I put that lens back in when I did the BHLM. I did mine white though so the orange tinted lens kind of broke up the white.
     
  13. Nov 18, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    they do look sick but they also burn your headlights lens. unless you remove them while doing bhlm. what I did was replace the bulbs with 20-led orange bulb thats gives off zero heat and look even brighter than the regular halogen bulb. it also takes away the "orange-glow" that you see in the reflector when the trucks not running, it looks a lot better all clear until you turn it on. thats what you should do.

    you can either wire it yourself or take it to the dealer and have them turn it on, costs 40 dollars if I recall correctly.
     
  14. Nov 18, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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    It only depends on the model. My 08 Sport came with them. I am pretty sure they have had them since the 2nd Gens came out...but I could be wrong.
     
  15. Nov 18, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    All you have to do is buy some wire. split the green wire from the amber lights on the outside of the lights. Hook up the wire up to the green wire and run and jam it on the the wire 3rd hole on the blinker light. It takes about $1 and 5 min for each light.
     
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    my dtrl's were a $40 factory installed option. i wanted em anyway but was somewhat floored when i noticed the ambers rather than the headlights were used. very odd. i hear they are easier to see by oncommin traffic compared to clears but i just wasnt prepared for the diff. oh well.
     
  17. Nov 18, 2010 at 4:16 PM
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    08White, you are right. My 05 came with them...
     
  18. Nov 18, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    where im from thats just saying please pull me over
     
  20. Nov 18, 2010 at 10:49 PM
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