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Looking at the top of the headlights on my 2016 xle and it looks like the led drls are there just not wired.Is this true or wishful thinking.
 

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DRL is standard in XLE and Limited models in the US.
That said, if the car isn't set up for DRL you can't really add that except with an aftermarket system. OE DRLS are tied into the lights, parking brake and a couple other things. Point being that its more than just some wiring.
 

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I know the Limited and SE models have LED daytime runninng lights and it appears they are presnet in the XLE when looking at the headlights> I am wondering if that is the case and can they be hooked up.
 

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Looking at the top of the headlights on my 2016 xle and it looks like the led drls are there just not wired.Is this true or wishful thinking.
I think I was going to ask the same question... I just got a 2016 XLE last Friday, and I see that there looks like a long LED strip above the headlight. I was going to post this question just now, and even took a pic of my headlight for reference... I'll attach it here... I have the DRL option (or standard option... lol...) but they don't light up...
 

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I have checked the forum and the consensus is that there are no leds in the light. They are standard in Europe but not in North America.
 

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I have checked the forum and the consensus is that there are no leds in the light. They are standard in Europe but not in North America.
It seems on the older models this is true. But on my 2016 XLE hybrid redesign headlights you can clearly see leds in the headlights.
 

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It seems on the older models this is true. But on my 2016 XLE hybrid redesign headlights you can clearly see leds in the headlights.
This is a pic of my new 2016 XLE non-hybrid. It looks like there's something in there, but can't quite tell, and it's still too new to start ripping it apart... lol... Really wish it could be lit... (talking about the thin strip just above the headlight...)
 

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And older thread here but has anyone been able to determine whether there are LED DRL‘s in those headlight housings? Would LED DRL housings from the SE, Platinum and Limited trim levels be compatible with the LE and XLE?
 

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I believe if you don't have LED DRL equipped from the get go (like me) then you just have holes in the top of the assembly. The assemblies would be compatible but you are missing the wiring/connectors for the strips. Non LED DRL just use the headlights as DRL.
 

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And older thread here but has anyone been able to determine whether there are LED DRL‘s in those headlight housings? Would LED DRL housings from the SE, Platinum and Limited trim levels be compatible with the LE and XLE?
New here. Just purchased 2018 XLE. I also noticed the little LED’s inside top of housing. Adding to these posts....in the engine bay there is a light connector in corner of housing near the amber part of headlamp(not parking or turn signal) near where a light bulb would go to this “light bar”. It is connected to something inside housing but nothing lights up. It’s small and similar in shape to the headlight connector. The cables connect to headlight and split again to bottom of housing. Another observation...zip tied to the same light wiring that emerges from fuse box is an additional light bulb socket. I’m assuming this would be a connector for an led headlamp from Toyota but not sure. Anyone notice these 2 sockets on their xle’s? I’ll try and take a photo and post.
 

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Hm. not sure either. I have not noticed that even when I took off the front bumper when I put in my upgraded horn and front screen radiator guard.
 
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