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2016 Dash Light Mod.

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by ldale, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. Mar 11, 2016 at 4:50 PM
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    ldale

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    Is there anyone that has done a Mod for the dash lights to be ON all the time? I miss that from the 05 Taco i had.
     
  2. Mar 11, 2016 at 6:32 PM
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    you can keep your headlights on all the time, they turn off after you shut off the truck.
     
  3. Mar 12, 2016 at 4:22 AM
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    I really don't want to have to run my lights during the day. I just like to have the Gauge Cluster lit when the key is in the Run position.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2016 at 6:30 PM
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    I looked after reading this. My dash and gauge lights come on when the key is on. Are you sure yours aren't on?
     
  5. Mar 12, 2016 at 8:26 PM
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    Yep I'm sure. My 05 tacoma lights would come on with the ignition.....but not the 16 Tundra.
     
  6. Sep 7, 2016 at 7:01 AM
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    about to create another thread asking for help about this issue.

    I tried to find a button the crank up the dash light but none can be found. Is there such a button....It's dark this morning, headlights are OFF and I can barely see these needles.

    @Nor7 please take a look at yours dash with headlights are OFF? Thanks.
     
  7. Sep 7, 2016 at 7:37 AM
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    You should have a dial down there to the left of your steering wheel or something similar. I remember messing with it once or twice. I'll upload a pic next time I'm in my truck. Make sure your headlight knob is all the way off, my dash lights are brighter when the headlight knob is all the way off. If it's half way (running lights), the dash dims like when the headlights are on.

    This morning I could barely see the gauge lights after the sun came up on my drive to work and I had to turn my headlights off and all the dash lights and panels (time and MPG) brightened back up.

    Hmm, just realized you've got the 3rd gen. The layout might be different for you but I'd be surprised if it didn't have this functionality.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2016 at 7:41 AM
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    My 2013 had the dash lights on all the time, my 2016 only come when I turn the parking lights or head lights on.
     
  9. Sep 7, 2016 at 7:54 AM
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOO, I have DRL so I don't want to turn on my parking lights or headlights on ALL the time.....
     
  10. Sep 7, 2016 at 8:07 AM
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    Yeah, I'm the same way. When the headlights off, the dash lights are not on, and it is hard to see at times. I've wondered why that way, but just getting used to it. While on the dash subject, I'm really disappointed with the LCD cluster options. No TPM system display, no trip information display, etc. My wife's Tacoma TRD Sport has all kinds of info in the LCD cluster.
     
  11. Sep 7, 2016 at 8:53 AM
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    I had trouble with this at first too. To increase the brightness of the dash lights, turn the odometer reset button clockwise.

    This setup is unintuitive to me. The dash lights should have its own button/dial.
     
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  12. Sep 7, 2016 at 9:12 AM
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    I found this too after cleaning the dash and gauge area, my dash lights went out! No worries, just adjusted the odometer rest knob to the right that was hidden somewhat by the steering wheel and it tends to blend in with the black dash (depending upon your view). Got me though for a few minutes...
     
  13. Sep 7, 2016 at 9:15 AM
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    Item #6 on page 89 of the manual talks about the dash lights.

    also, here is a pic of the button:

     
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  14. Sep 7, 2016 at 11:30 AM
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    Tried this at lunchtime and it worked..the small display between the tach lit up wonderfully...BUT the needles and numbers for the speed and RPM..NOT so much...oh well....need to get used to it..
     
  15. Sep 7, 2016 at 12:55 PM
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    Ya I just checked that too. The display changes illumination, but the rest of the dash won't change unless the lights are on. Oh well :)
     
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