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Can you turn off daytime running lights?

Can you/should you ever turn off the daytime running lights on equipped Rav4s?

If you switch the light lever from 'off' to the second setting (parking lights), does that turn off the daytime running lights?
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You can turn them off. This is a setting in which you must go to the dealer to change.

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You can't turn them off, the dealer can. The dealer may or may not charge you to do so.

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Re: Can you turn off daytime running lights?

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Can you/should you ever turn off the daytime running lights on equipped Rav4s?
Yes, if you're on a stakeout or conducting surveillance, you can pull the parking brake up to the first notch before starting the car. You can actually drive like that since the brake is not actually engaged on the first notch.

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If you switch the light lever from 'off' to the second setting (parking lights), does that turn off the daytime running lights?
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Re: Can you turn off daytime running lights?

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Can you/should you ever turn off the daytime running lights on equipped Rav4s?
Yes, if you're on a stakeout or conducting surveillance, you can pull the parking brake up to the first notch before starting the car. You can actually drive like that since the brake is not actually engaged on the first notch.
I tried it and it works!
Thanks, that's another neat thing to know.

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Confused on DRL. Manual says they are on at all times.Our headlight lever has a setting for drl to turn on or off? When off and car is pit into drive I see no DLR on at all?
Am I missing something here? thought they were supposed to be on at all times.
When I put the DRL switch on it has a tiny bulb in the headlight housing that comes on and that is all?
Just picked car up yesterday.
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2013 Rav4 LE.
Confused on DRL. Manual says they are on at all times.Our headlight lever has a setting for drl to turn on or off? When off and car is pit into drive I see no DLR on at all?
Am I missing something here? thought they were supposed to be on at all times.
When I put the DRL switch on it has a tiny bulb in the headlight housing that comes on and that is all?
Just picked car up yesterday.
You have a 2013 model. This section is for 2006-2012 models (4.3). I have already answered your question posted in the 4.4 area for 2013+ models.

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Can you/should you ever turn off the daytime running lights on equipped Rav4s?
Addressing the bolded section, no. Running with the lights on increases the visibility of your vehicle by a statistically significant degree. With an increasing number of vehicles shipping with DLR, running without lights on puts you at a severe disadvantage.

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Addressing the bolded section, no. Running with the lights on increases the visibility of your vehicle by a statistically significant degree. With an increasing number of vehicles shipping with DLR, running without lights on puts you at a severe disadvantage.
However, it is also been studied by various governmental agencies including those of countries abroad, that daytime running lights results in increased accidents with pedestrians and cyclists who are not lighted.

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