Question about 2003 Toyota Corolla
The car is turned off, in my driveway over night, and the daytime running lights just turn on which runs the battery dead. It usually happens when it is less than 25 degrees outside. I've taken it to the dealership and after 2 hours they still could not figure it out. I really don't want to pull the fuse every night for this problem.
The Toyota Service Bulletin is 059633, dated March 13, 2003. My 2003 Corolla has the same problem. When the lights were on this morning after a very cold night, I jiggled the headlamp switch and sure enough, the headlights turned on and off. I found that the lights can be kept off if the switch is pushed forward and left in the "high beam" position when the car is off and the weather is expected to be cold. This is easier than pulling the fuse every time, until the switch can be replaced. It worked for me. Hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
I had the same problem but found a solution. Turn the bright lights on before turning the car off and leave the bright/dim light leaver in the down (bright) position. For some reason this stops the lights from coming on when the temp drops below the 20 something point. Has worked for me each time this winter including today when the temp stayed below 27 degrees outside.
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
Dealer should be able to fix this, there is a toyota service bulletin regarding headlight operation during cold ambient temperatures. there is an updated headlight switch. sorry but I can not recall the specific number on the T.S.B.
Posted on Dec 21, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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