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How to add on/off switch to your DTRL's

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by toku58, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Jun 9, 2009 at 11:04 PM
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    toku58

    toku58 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This mod adds an on/off switch to the "factory" DRL (Driving Running Lights) - For those with the "stock/factory" DRL option, or those that applied the "Factory DRL mod" as described in this DIY: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/40463-how-add-factory-dtrl.html#post673508

    In case you're worried, this mod does not affect the "Turn Signal" or "Hazard" lights - Everything will function as expected, and you'll simply have a way to disable/enable DRL on demand, with an On/Off switch.

    It was actually simpler than I expected... As shown below, all you have to do is interrupt the DRL signal, which is on the "Light-Green & Red" wire of the DRL harness (harness with 2 plugs on it - Part #82241-04030), which is connected to the DRL-capable relay (Part #81980-35020). Refer to the DIY mentioned above for suplementary installation instructions.

    I hope you like this mod as much as I do.
    HookEm

    P.S.
    I used an illuminated "Fog Light" switch, installed on one of the unused in-dash slots.
    The two OEM-switch options I can suggest are:
    1) Older Tacoma switch: Part#00550-35976 ($6.98)
    http://www.rallylights.com/hella/switches_illuminated_rocker.asp

    2) 05+ Tacoma switch: you'll need 3 part #'s:
    Fog Light Switch - #84160-04010 ($35.88)
    Connector Housing - #90980-11090 ($2.63)
    Wires for Connector - #82998-12340 ($4.04)
    http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?siteid=213747

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  2. Jul 27, 2009 at 2:56 PM
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    toku58

    toku58 [OP] Well-Known Member

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  3. Jul 27, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    Padilla1880

    Padilla1880 "Let's Ride!"

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  4. Sep 5, 2009 at 6:09 AM
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    rb11701

    rb11701 Oh yeah!

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    What the difference in these parts here and this part

    There was a thread on CT about cutting the DTRL wire to turn them off. One of the posters showed a pic of the DTRL relay. Also, it was on the right side of the sterring wheel.

    I want to add this feature. But now confused as to what is the right way to do it. Anyone know what the difference is?


    EDIT. Just noticed this was off a 1gen. This is most likely the reason, but would love to know for sure.

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  5. Sep 5, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    uood8

    uood8 If You Search...You Shall Find.

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    awesome, i hate my dtrl's but don't want to take them off incase i happen to need them for some reason in the future.
     
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