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How to Disable the Toyota Daytime Running Lights


Toyota vehicles have a different method of disabling their daytime running lights than most vehicles. Instead of pulling a DRL fuse, Toyota vehicles have a specific pin on the headlight relay that you must cut to disable the daytime running lights. The pin differs on the make and model of your Toyota vehicle, but accessing the relay is the same. The headlight is located in the glove compartment in the fuse and relay center. Although the daytime running lights may limit the life of your high beam bulbs, they are a safety feature that is mandatory in many countries. Keep in mind that this procedure is permanent and, if you wish to reconnect your daytime running lights, you must purchase a new headlight relay.

Step 1

Turn off the Toyota vehicle’s engine.