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Parking light malfunction

I have a 2006 Toyota 4Runner and the parking lights are working funny. My parking lights are supposed to be on any time the truck is running. Yesterday when I start my truck everything is working fine, the parking lights are on and the P is lite on the dash, but as soon as I put the truck in drive the light on my dash goes out, but the parking lights on the outside of the truck are working. If the truck is running and you put on the headlights the front parking lights go out. The only thing I can think of is dealing with the remote start because in two places on the fuse block under the dash where they attached the wires for the remote start they have fuses piggy backed and what I am thinking is that one of the fuses might be blown. Am I on the right track or am I all wet?

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The remote starter is the culprit. Your vehicle has a body computer, and it is not programmed to understand the installation of a remote starter. More often than not, the remote starters cause very bizarre things to happen to the body computer. Best advice: Remove the remote starter before it causes permanent damage to the body computer. A BC replacment is over $1,200 dollars.

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