2nd Gen Tundra Daytime Running Lights Removal Mod
Do you own a 2007+ Tundra? Does it have daytime running lights? Do you wish that it didn’t?
If so, this is the post for you. Here is how you go about removing the daytime running lights feature from your 2007+ Toyota Tundra.
Parts and Tools You Need
First, you’ll need a flasher module without daytime running lights. For a 2010, the part number is 81980-0C020. Danny managed to order that part from his local Toyota dealer for $55.
Next, you’ll need the following tools:
- 10mm deep-well socket, socket wrench, and extension
- Toyota plastic panel prying tools (optional, but will make the job a little easier)
1. Disconnect negative battery post.
NOTE: Once you disconnect power, your vehicle’s electronic accessories may lose their memory or codes. This means that you may only lose your programmed radio stations if your truck is mostly stock, or you may lose all your fancy stereo settings, alarm system settings, etc. Be sure to check your owner’s manual and any accessory manuals before you get started, and remember that TundraHeadquarters.com isn’t responsible for you and your truck if you make this mod.
2. Remove the plastic door sill. It’s simply clipped into wire loom clips. Pull it up gently and it will pop lose. See image #1 below.
3. Remove the driver side left kick panel. There is one thumb screw and 2 internal clips. Please note the locations of the internal clips to prevent damage when removing. See image #1 above and #2 below.
4. Remove the lower dash panel. There are 2 -10mm bolts and a bunch of plastic clips. Be careful not to break any clips or damage any wires connected to accessories. See image #3 below.
5. Once the lower dash panel has been moved, you can see the flasher module on the far left directly underneath the mirror controls and held in place with a single 10mm nut. This is where you will need a 10mm deep well socket wrench with an extension. See image #4 below.
6. Pull the old flasher module out, unplug and replace with the new one. See image #5 below.
7. Re-install the flasher module, re-assemble the dash, check for lose and/or remaining parts, re-connect the battery, and it’s done.
NOTE: Click on any of the images above to get a better view.
*Special thanks to Danny for taking the time to send these photos in, not to mention all the comments and other contributions he makes here.
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