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Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TRDandGlocks, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. Feb 7, 2018 at 2:33 PM
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    TRDandGlocks

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    Hello everyone, I did my search before asking this and I came
    Up empty, even searched google not just the forum.

    I was wondering if there was a way to make your DRL from either OR or Sport to stay on at 100% even when turning on your low beams. Usually when you are just using the DRL during the daytime it’s at 100% brightness but once the low beams get turned on then they go to like 60% of brightness. Either way thanks for looking.
     
  2. Feb 7, 2018 at 2:49 PM
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    Why?
     
  4. Feb 7, 2018 at 4:19 PM
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    Not?

    He probably just doesnt want to deal with turning them on and off. I didnt do the mod to mine as they will be stuck on high all the time.
     
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    moose knuckles

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    I saw this one but that’s not what I’m trying to do, what he is trying to do on his mod is to not have to turn them off, for them to always be on. I don’t care about that, I just wanted them to always stay as bright as when they’re in by themselves.

    Edit: in that thread towards the end a couple of members talk about what I am trying to do, but they don’t actually come up with a way or anything, but I guess they dim for a reason therefore, they should stay like that.
     
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    I personally like the way they are when they are the brightest, I’m not a huge fan once they dim, I rather them stay on at 100% the entire time my lights are on
     
  8. Feb 7, 2018 at 5:31 PM
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    I understand what you mean, but I don’t know the answer. I’d like to know as well. Probably need some kind of software to plug in to the obd2 port and change some codes. I do this with Audi’s and VW’s with vagcom, but I’m not familiar enough with the new Toyota’s.
     
  9. Feb 7, 2018 at 5:32 PM
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    They have separate inputs from the DRL wires and the tail light wires, so I'm sure there is a way. Might be as simple as disconnecting the tail light wires or you might have to connect the tail light wires to the DRL wires with diodes. Attached two diagrams that may help.
     

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  10. Feb 7, 2018 at 5:46 PM
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    The reason they dim is so they don't blind people at night
     
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    Thanks. I’ll keep looking into it.
     
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    I’m aware of that just didn’t think they were bright enough to be obnoxious or pain during night time.
     
  13. Feb 7, 2018 at 5:52 PM
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    Although I don't reccomend it, it's pretty easy.
    1)disconnect 3 PIN DRL harness behind headlight. Leave the vehicle side disconnected
    2)tap the black wire off the headlight DRL Wire harness to ground
    3)tap the red wire off the headlight
    DRL wire harness to ignition power.

    DRL will stay at 100% whenever the truck is on regardless of headlight switch position
     
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  14. Feb 7, 2018 at 6:33 PM
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    And I found my answer, you’re the man. Thank you.
     
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