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2006 Toyota 4runner: Auto headlights not shutting off after remote start (EVO-ONE)

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I recently installed an EVO-ONE on a 2006 4Runner Limited.  This vehicle has daytime running lights that come on as soon as the vehicle is running, so I elected not to hook up the parking light wire on the EVO-ONE.  Additionally, this vehicle is equipped with auto headlights, and the vehicle's owner prefers to leave the headlight switch in the AUTO position.

One quirk I've noticed:  If the vehicle is remote started but the doors have not been opened, the auto headlights will not shut off after the vehicle has been started.  Once a door has been opened, the auto headlights will shut down after 30 seconds or so.

The quirk is not limited to remote starts.  I've replicated the problem using the vehicle's key.  If I start the vehicle up, then shut it down without getting out, the auto headlights remain on.  I suspect the auto headlight system is tied into the door switches somehow.

Is there a way to hook up the EVO-ONE so that it it can shut down the auto headlights?  There is no mention of the auto headlights in the guides I have downloaded for the EVO-ONE and the 2006 4Runner.

Thank you,

asked Feb 8, 2017 in Toyota by Darren Asuncion (920 points)

1 Answer

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Best answer

2 options

1. Connect the DARK BLUE (A8) to the door trigger wire and enable option 32.3.

This will pulse the door trigger on remote start shut down to replicate door open. The auto lights will turn off 30 seconds later.

Door trigger is RED/BLACK @ driver kick panel OR Body ECU middle 24-pin white connector, Pin 23


2. Interupt the Autolight wire itself on remote start using a relay.

Green/Orange @ Body ECU top white 26-pin connector, Pin 3




answered Feb 8, 2017 by Robb (262,670 points)
selected Feb 8, 2017 by Darren Asuncion
I'll go with option 1, as it will be easiest to do without moving the unit or most of the wiring I've secured under the dashboard.

Thank you for your quick response!

Option 1 is definitly the quickest, and simplest solution.