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Daytime Running Light Problem

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by TundraWes, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Jun 16, 2016 at 2:14 AM
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    TundraWes

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    Just picked up a 2016 SR Tundra. Yesterday I realized the Daytime Running lights were not working. They should come on when the truck is in drive.

    Anyways, Before I spend a couple of hours at the dealership is there anything I can check myself?
     
  2. Jun 16, 2016 at 5:18 AM
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    Fuse.
     
  3. Jun 16, 2016 at 5:23 AM
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    Make sure the parking brake is off.
     
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  4. Jun 16, 2016 at 8:31 AM
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    I don't think the SR's have working DRL's. Not the white strip at least.
     
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  5. Jun 16, 2016 at 9:59 AM
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    Parking Brake is off. My owners manual and Window sticker show DRL installed. Looked at the Fuse Box cover and didn't see the DRL Fuse.

    I was thinking more of a relay or wire. The lights should come on when the transmission is put into to drive.

    Sticker.jpg
     
  6. Jun 16, 2016 at 10:16 AM
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    Can you post a pic of the headlights? I have 'DRL's but mine are simply the big orange squares, not like on my previous trucks, they had separate white bulbs.
     
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  7. Jun 16, 2016 at 10:23 AM
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    This. Pretty sure Nor7 is right. The DRL on my 2015 SR5 are the large amber lights next to the grill.
     
  8. Jun 16, 2016 at 10:24 AM
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    My 2015 MSRP sticker shows DRL's as well but they are not the LED DRL's. If you look in the inside hood fuse box you will probably see a blank (unused) fuse location labeled DRL's. They should come on automatically when your engine is started and the parking brake is released.

    From my manual:

    Daytime running light system (if equipped)

    ●To make your vehicle more visible to other drivers, the daytime running

    lights turn on automatically whenever the engine is started and the parking

    brake is released. Daytime running lights are not designed for use at night.

    ●Compared to turning on the headlights, the daytime running light system

    offers greater durability and consumes less electricity, so it can help improve

    fuel economy.
     
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  9. Jun 16, 2016 at 12:12 PM
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    Yeah, I have the single white bulb and orange bulb next to the grill.
     
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  10. Jun 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM
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    There is a marking for a 7.5 DRL fuse on the cover.
     
  11. Jun 16, 2016 at 1:15 PM
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    On my kids Toyota the Instrument gauge lights up when the DRL lights come on. But nothing like that on the SR.
     
  12. Jun 16, 2016 at 1:34 PM
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    Yes, but the fuse location is probably empty since you don't have LED DRL's. It is on mine.
     
  13. Jun 16, 2016 at 1:47 PM
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    Mine is amber
     
  14. Jun 17, 2016 at 3:39 AM
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    What I really expected are headlights on all the time and auto shutoff when I shutdown. That is how my other cars were setup. Theses DRLs on the Tundra are ok just not what I want. File that under lame complaints.
     
  15. Jun 17, 2016 at 5:11 AM
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    To anyone that wants their actual headlights on you can actually leave your headlights on and they will shut off after a few minutes of the truck turning off. I've noticed that when I've accidentally left them on. They turn off on command if I hit the 'lock' button twice on the FOB.
     
  16. Jun 17, 2016 at 6:58 AM
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    Nor7 - Spot on. Two clicks of the FOB "lock" button and headlights turn off when I leave them in the "on" position. Perfect :)
    Now how do I kill the annoying alarm?
     
  17. Jun 17, 2016 at 7:39 AM
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    OK Ryan. (forehead slap)
     
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  19. Jun 17, 2016 at 4:03 PM
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    Stopped by the Dealership this morning. Showed them the problem I was having. We checked out another non LED DRL Tundra and it was the same as mine.

    Like Nor7 said. I will just run the truck with the headlights always on.
     
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  20. Jun 19, 2016 at 4:53 AM
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    My '15 has DRLs and I wish it didn't.
     
  21. Jun 19, 2016 at 6:15 PM
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    I'm a bit confused if you are talking about the amber DRL's that come on as soon as you turn on the truck or the LED DRL strip on the Platinum's? I haven't seen a Tundra yet that doesn't have either. Not saying they don't exist, just haven't seen one.
     
  22. Jun 20, 2016 at 9:28 AM
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    OP and Too Tall want their head light lamps to be their DRL, not the amber turn signal lamps. They are also used to an indicator lamp on the dash. My Platinum has the LED DRLs and no indicator on the dash. On inductors are for normal headlamps, high beams and fogs.
     
  23. Jun 20, 2016 at 4:48 PM
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    Thanks for clarifying!
     
  24. Jun 20, 2016 at 5:20 PM
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    Thanks Chuckles.
     
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