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How to add DRL's???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by vantaco, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Aug 18, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    vantaco

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    i need to know if there is an OEM way to add DRL's to a 01-04 tacoma?

    i'm looking a buying a truck from the US and need day time running lights to pass inspection here in canada

    any help would be appreciated

    thanks
     
  2. Aug 18, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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    They should already have it iirc. I know mine does and its an 01.
     
  3. Aug 18, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    i think you're thinking of something different

    DRL's are when your headlights come on at approx 80% at start up (this is with most cars)

    this is a requirement for canadian cars
     
  4. Aug 18, 2010 at 2:01 PM
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    Yea DRL means Daytime Running Lights. I'm pretty sure they all come stock with them unless they have been disabled. I just disabled mine the other day.
     
  5. Aug 19, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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    uhmm, now did you disable them??? (thinking that i can possibly reverse it if needed)

    and do your headlights come on or just your signal/marker lights?
     
  6. Aug 19, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    I have a 02 and I don't have DRL.
     
  7. Aug 19, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    There is a drl relay box under the dash on the drivers side. I clipped one on the wires on the plug. Its an easy mod to do and just as easy to undo it. It is just my headlights that would come on and when I would turn the headlight switch on they would get a little brighter and my marker lights would then come on.
     
  8. Aug 19, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    It might have been a factory option or something.
     
  9. Aug 19, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    Mine's an 01 & came with DRLs, I also disabled them which was the first thing I did when I got it.

    And yes only the headlights come on with less output than the normal lows without the markers. I forget if mine did it but IIRC DRLs in general are supposed to turn when the parking brake is released with the key on. If you look right under the dash slightly off to the right you will see the DRL control module & it's clearly marked.
     
  10. Aug 19, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    The daytime running lights on my 2010 are just the marker lights. On myFJ Cruiser it was the headlights.
     
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