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Adding daytime running lights to a 2008 Toyota Sienna

My husband and I bought a used 2008 Toyota Sienna from Baltimore to import into Ontario. The dealer assured us that it had daytime running lights however when he arrived in Baltimore it turns out the dealer was incorrect. I have called around in Toronto and neither Canadian Tire or the the Toyota service depts I have called know whether daytime running lights can be added until they see the car. My husband is stuck in Baltimore until this problem is solved. Can drl be added to 2008 Toyota Siennas or not?

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  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2008

    I just bought a new Sienna and it sticker said it had daytime running lights, but I'll be darned if I can get them to come on. It's on my list of things that need to be done when I bring it in for the first oil change.

    Perhaps it is suppose to have DRL's but they are not working or they are not turned? The owner's manual states how to turn them off, nothing about how to turn them on.

  • holub Nov 11, 2008

    I have a US Toyota Sienna. The fuse instal does not work on a 2008 model!!! Does anyone know what is required? Is it a module and or wiring?

    Hoping someone will share? Tks Paul

  • jeffreybloom May 18, 2009

    We have the same problem. Brought it into the dealer and they confirmed. But guess what, the dealer (Antwerpen Toytota near Baltimore) says they won't fix it. They just want to give us $70 which is the cost of the option back.


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DRL's can be added simply by adding a 20 amp fuse into an empty slot in the fuse box.

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This was great, thank you for the information because this definitely worked on our, recently purchased U.S. model Sienna.

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