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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Re: Parking light malfunction
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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parking, yes, tail ,park.
(the correct name is park toy calls them tail, tell me how a tail lamp works in front of car, this name is from 1920cars , that only had 1 or 2 tail lights. (fun history that, with funny names)
if actually park lamps. 1st click of head light? switch?
there are over 20 park lamps in car, inside and out.
side markeres, front park lamps
all dimmable lamps inside are park too. all dead>?
then the park relay is bad (tail/park) or fuse. blown.
If this vehicle has rear drum brakes then make sure the rear shoes are adjusted properly.If this vehicle has rear disc brakes then check for adjustment screw at park brake handle and adjust as required. MOE
Your parking lights do not utilize a relay. Please check ALL your fuses, sometimes one circuit is tied in with another without notification on the legend plate.If this does not solve your problem check for any loose wires at the steering column the lighting harness in particular. Have some one watch for any activity to the parking lamps while you wiggle the harness up and down and in and out.
the cables that go to the rear wheels,one or both are damaged try spraying them with some king of lubricant solvent CRC, WD40, SEAFOAM works best. this should help to release cable, the replace cable, DO NOT DISSCONNECT EMERGECY BRAKE!!!!will not pass inspection
The parking brake is adjusted by a small cable located underneath the plastic shield panels on the underside of the car. The bolts will often snap when removing them. If the parking brake is not working well it may be time to replace the cables as they are prone to stretching and freezing. You can get them through rock auto "www.rockauto.com" or at a toyota dealer. Have someone with a lift change them. It should cost no more than $250 to have it done at a garage. There is also a possibility that the calipers are malfunctioning and not adjusting properly, but this is also... best verified and addressed by a garage.