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5th gen without auto on/off headlights

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by dcgarcia5, Sep 2, 2020.

  1. Sep 2, 2020 at 6:23 AM
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    dcgarcia5

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    Can I change setting to get a beep when I turn off car with headlights on? I changed the setting for the headlight to go off immediately after I shut off ignition coz I always forget to turn off headlights.

    Argg, I hate the lack of auto on/off headlights and footwell lights on the OR trim.
     
  2. Sep 9, 2020 at 2:58 AM
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    Headlights are auto on/off though... They will auto off after all doors have closed and the timer has expired.

    Maybe I don’t understand your issue.
     
  3. Sep 9, 2020 at 1:42 PM
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    I would consider auto on/off if the headlights turn on automatically when it gets dark and stay off otherwise.
     
  4. Sep 9, 2020 at 2:54 PM
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    when you lock your doors with your headlights on, they will automatically turn off.
     
  5. Sep 9, 2020 at 8:02 PM
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    MeefZah

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    Assholes call travel "overlanding"
    If only there was a contraption of some sort, almost like a switch, that was really close to your left hand while it rested on the steering wheel. Then your hand, upon a series of synapses firing in your brain, triggered by you recognizing the onset of darkness, could rotate this switch forward 40 degrees, and the lights would come on.

    Jesus, wears me out thinking about it. Much easier to have the automatic feature. Fuck that carpal tunnel.
     
  6. Sep 9, 2020 at 8:31 PM
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    I understand that at times you find yourself bored at home and your hand feels the need to do something. Well, when that happens, try to refrain from mocking others and instead focus on threads where you can add value. Since this is a forum about 4runners and for owners of 4runners looking for help, I think criticizing and mocking others is not in the best interest of this community. Just my 2 cents.
     
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  7. Sep 10, 2020 at 5:39 AM
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  8. Sep 10, 2020 at 5:49 AM
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  9. Sep 10, 2020 at 10:32 AM
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    Snickel Fritz This member likes turtles.

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    Old OEM...
    https://toyotaparts.mcgeorgetoyota.com/oem-parts/toyota-sun-load-temperature-sensor-8912106020

    New OEM...
    https://parts.toyota.com/p/toyota__/SENSOR---AUTOMATIC-LIGHT-CONTROL/62971270/8912106020.html

    Supposedly acceptable, old OEM replacement on shamazon...
    https://www.amazon.com/Fincos-Genui...a+4runner+light+sensor&qid=1599758535&sr=8-16

    These do not appear to turn the headlights on, but do add the auto-dim/auto-bright feature to the interior lights, instruments, and head unit. Perhaps there is a way to splice some wires to make the headlights function with it, I'm not sure...

    Good luck in any case, hope this helps.
     
  10. Sep 10, 2020 at 4:08 PM
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    mynameistory

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    The headlights turn off after you lock the truck. You don't need to worry about changing any settings. End the thread.
     
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  11. Sep 10, 2020 at 4:33 PM
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    Assholes call travel "overlanding"
    "Add value" to the site with thought provoking threads like these, as started by you?

    https://www.4runners.com/threads/creating-my-own-pro-grill-with-plasti-dip.15131/

    https://www.4runners.com/threads/wire-together-brakes-and-horn.15252/

    Way to contribute to the community. Maybe if I stick around long enough I can come up with a similar helpful topic, maybe something along the lines of "why do I have to bury my shit 12" deep when bears just poop on the ground?".
     
  12. Sep 10, 2020 at 4:56 PM
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  13. Sep 11, 2020 at 7:41 AM
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    I think you guys are missing his point. With headlights off, you get a beep when you lock doors/arm the alarm with the fob. However, if you leave the headlights on when you exit and you press the lock button, there is no beep. Leaving the headlights on when you exit for some reason prevents the beep feedback upon lock/arming.

    He's asking if there is a setting to change that, to allow for a beep when arming/locking if you leave the headlights on.
     
  14. Sep 11, 2020 at 7:52 AM
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    This isn’t true on my 4Runner. I still get the lock beep when I exit the vehicle and the lights are on. They then turn off after the timer expires.

     
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  15. Sep 11, 2020 at 8:00 AM
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    I’ll check in techstream if there’s an audible beep setting for locking doors w/lights on.
     
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  16. Sep 11, 2020 at 8:04 AM
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    This happens with my 2019 as well.
     
  17. Sep 11, 2020 at 9:35 AM
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    Assholes call travel "overlanding"
    Hit the lock button twice: beep / lock / arm alarm / headlights off
     
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  18. Sep 11, 2020 at 9:51 AM
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    On my 2020 SR5P there is no beep when arming with the headlights on. Exactly what the OP is experiencing. I've always thought it odd too.
     

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