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Toyota Corolla Reports of Daytime Running Light Problems
Toyota Corolla Problem
Average Mileage: 128,190 mi (22,000 mi - 194,000 mi)
Recently my dashboard lights on my 2008 Corolla began flashing on and off. After a few days of this they finally went off. I have been told that when this happens it also is shutting down my tail lights (brake lights work). Now in the early AM as the sun is rising, I notice them trying to come on and then shutting down. This on off will continue for the entire drive to work. I am thinking it is a problem with the day time running lights sensor. When the lights flash there is a clicking sound coming from behind the glove box. Any ideas?
Visitor, 2003 Toyota Corolla, 98,000 mi
Lights turn themselves on when car is not running. Happened two nights in a row during extreme cold snap - single digit temperatures - leaving the battery dead. Got a new battery. Saw online somone said turning the highbeams on before turning the car off will prevent this from happening. Hoping for warmer temperatures as it definitely seems to be related to extremely cold temperatures.
Visitor, 2001 Toyota Corolla, 194,000 mi
Running lights will not turn off. Spent entire day at repair shop and still no repair. Mechanic thought it was a bad relay switch. Not! Another mechanic thought it may be a bad switch in steering wheel that needs to be replaced. Got to find a solution. Tired of opening hood to disconnect battery terminal.
Visitor, 2001 Toyota Corolla, 110,000 mi
Daytime running lights not working correctly. Tested all relays and fuses, Running Light Assy Relay behind glove box burnt. Installed a new one, it burnt as well. Haven't resolved underlying problem.
Visitor, 2003 Toyota Corolla, 100,000 mi
My daytime running lamps have gone out twice. the first lamp that went out was the passenger side, and now it's the drivers side lamp.
Visitor, 2001 Toyota Corolla, 165,000 mi
day time lights
My DRLs on my 2001 corolla won't turn off even with the key out of the ignition, and I have no idea how to fix this. Also, my headlight indicator won't stop flashing. I've also read elsewhere that checking the fuses, disconnecting the TAIL lights, changing shorted DRL modules and relays, changing fuses, switching the defroster with the DRL relay, taking apart the fuse box, checking for corroding wires, replacing corroded/perfectly fine wires, and praying does nothing.
So far I've been disconnecting the battery every time I park, and reconnecting every time I need to drive. I really don't know what all this means. Please help (without any directions to take apart the glove compartment, because apparently that doesn't work either).
Visitor, 2001 Toyota Corolla, 162,000 mi
I was told by my mechanic that the daytime running lights computer under the dashboard burned out causing the ignition switch wires to also burn out along with the ignition! The mechanic by passed the daytime running lights and replaced the ignition switch! It cost me $508.00! now I find out it could be a recall!!! I want it fixed right and my $508.00 back Please!
Visitor, 2003 Toyota Corolla
my lights will turn on by themselves in the middle of the night, when its colder then -20, drains the battery every time, but also heard to leave the brights on, going to try it next time. also glad i'm not the only one this happens to. I live in ontario, canada it gets cold a lot here, have had a dead battery few times this year already.
Visitor, 2003 Toyota Corolla, 22,000 mi
Head lights come on in cold weather ( 10 degrees & lower ). Toyota tech. can't find the problem. Probably because engine heat brings up temp. & everything seems to work correctly.