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    I bought a 2012 tundra crew max 4x4 and the orange fog lights have been on since I bought it. I've tried all the switches etc and can't seem to get them to go off. Its confusing at dusk as well because the dash lights are lit so I forget to turn the headlights on. Is there a way to turn these off?

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    Those are the daytime/parking/front turn signals. Unless you remove the unit you are pretty much stuck with it.


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    Look up the DIY mod for Fog Lights anytime. You should be able to rewire them to act as parking lights only.
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    I agree with ToyotaKid, they are Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), and are on all the time, even going back to my 2007. There are DIY threads on changing that, which I did with my 2001 Tundra Limited. Now-a-days, so many cars have DRLs that I've not bothered to rewire my current Tundra.
    I think manufacturers have gotten away from the name "fog lights", since studies have shown those lights do NOT help in fog, even if they are amber instead of white. The extra lights on my Tundra are mounted way down low, show white light and are called "driving lights." They're helpful in illuminating the road during our Wyoming blizzards.
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    I think you guys are talking apples and oranges here....

    The orange ones are DRLs and on for safety. Those are not "fog lights". Those are in the bumper and are controlled via the headlight stock, rotating bezel.

    IDK if you can kill those marker lights (DRLs)?? Maybe remove the bulb?

    At any rate, the dash stays lit all the time no matter what setting you are using. I saw someone joke about the fact that they stay on just so you can see them down in those soda can holes. =0)

    I don't mind the DRLs at all really. In fact, I don't even see them when I'm driving!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tundergas View Post
    I think you guys are talking apples and oranges here....

    The orange ones are DRLs and on for safety. Those are not "fog lights". Those are in the bumper and are controlled via the headlight stock, rotating bezel.

    IDK if you can kill those marker lights (DRLs)?? Maybe remove the bulb?

    At any rate, the dash stays lit all the time no matter what setting you are using. I saw someone joke about the fact that they stay on just so you can see them down in those soda can holes. =0)

    I don't mind the DRLs at all really. In fact, I don't even see them when I'm driving!!


    There is a DIY on the wire to snip to turn them off, I went one step further and added a switch on the dash so I can either have them on or off at my discretion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eclipse3g View Post
    There is a DIY on the wire to snip to turn them off, I went one step further and added a switch on the dash so I can either have them on or off at my discretion.
    Oh! Time for me to search. I thought we only had something for the fog lights. Thanks for the heads up! I like the switched idea.

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    Default Re: getting fog lights to turn off

    The wire to either cut or add switch to is the Gray Wire in pin location # 5 on J29 behind drivers kickpanel.

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