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Headlight warning chime?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Itchy Dog, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Feb 17, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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    Itchy Dog

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    Hello,

    Fairly recent owner of an 03 Double Cab. Question is: Should there be a warning chime/buzzer when the headlights are left on? I can remove the key from the ignition with the headlights on, and there's no consequences.
    I know, eventually, I'm gonna leave the lights on sometime and return to a drained battery.

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 17, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    rex99

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    i wish there was one-- i know im gonna do it at somepoint too!!
     
  3. Feb 17, 2010 at 11:37 AM
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    2003 TRD Man

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    Itchy Dog,

    Doesn't yours go off when you shut truck off?

    Mine does????

    Do you have a remote starter----- I do-- don't know if that does something??
     
  4. Feb 17, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    Itchy Dog

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    Nope to both: No remote starter and the lights stay on when key is removed from ignition with no warning chime. Doesn't seem right...?
     
  5. Feb 17, 2010 at 1:06 PM
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    saltshaker

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    I don't have a remote starter, but mine go off automatically. I believe its when I open the door though instead of when I shut it off, which is a good thing because warning chimes just go in one ear and out the other for me.
     
  6. Feb 17, 2010 at 2:57 PM
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    slickyd

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    I know my lights don't go off until I take the key out and open the drivers door. The thing I hate is when I open the Pass. door to take out a cd or something like that after I take the key out and shut the door I have to go all the way around and open the door to get the lights to go off.
     
  7. Feb 17, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    Itchy Dog

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    My headlights stay on no matter whether the door is open or closed, key is in the ignition, or what have you. I thought maybe there was a delay timer and they'd go off automatically after 30 seconds or so, but no dice. Sounds like it's different for everyone ;)
     
  8. Feb 17, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    IamJorgeEdward

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    when i have mine on they stay on even when the truck is off and keys are out of the ignition but they do shut off as soon as i open the dorr
     
  9. Feb 18, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    Why don't you give service dept a call,they can answer for you!! :)
     
  10. Feb 28, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    MowTaco

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    I'm pretty sure mine go off when I take the key out... I've never really paid attention but I know they won't let me leave them on.
     
  11. Feb 28, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    Mine go off when I open my door, which is a cool feature since I drive with my lights on all the time so I just leave the switch on all the time.
     
  12. Feb 28, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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    ILove2Drive

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    If the lights are left on when I open the door the alarm chime will go off, its saved my butt a few times :D
     
  13. Mar 1, 2010 at 7:52 AM
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    Itchy Dog

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    I read in the owner's manual that the headlights should go off when the key is removed from the ignition:

    1. When the driver's door is open
    2. After 30 seconds

    Since neither happens there must be something disconnected or broken in the door courtesy switch, but I'm just guessing. Gonna have to poke around to try to find what's up.
     
  14. Mar 5, 2010 at 7:51 AM
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    spitviper

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    Mine go off as soon as I open the door but i think the dealership can flash it to make it a set amount of time or make it to where they dont shut off at all. Maybe a previous owner got it changed so they dont go off?
     
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