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Should the lights on my 1999 toyota rav 4 turn off automatically? My daughter has twice left them on and killed the battery.She is used to her prior 1996 Celica which shut down after a certain time.Seems a 99 would do so as well?

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I am afraid not the dash bleeps if you have left the lights on, indicating you have left them on and to turn them off.
Otherwise the lights will stay on and rapidly drain the battery.
Alternatively buy a 12v trickle charger which yyou place in the windscreen it should help keep your battery alive.

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