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#1 of 19 2012 corolla le - daytime running lights
Jul 21, 2012 (4:37 am)
I just got a 2012 corolla LE. I'm wondering how the daytime running lights work. The headlights comes on automatically in dark places. But the dashboard light doesn't come on. I called Toyota and they said headlights/dashboard lights should come on automatically in dark places. I called a dealership and they said only headlights come on automatically. Who is correct?
#2 of 19 Re: 2012 corolla le - daytime running lights [econfused]
Jul 21, 2012 (8:48 am)
Toyota is right, dealership is wrong! Perhaps the intensity switch (brightness) is turned all the way down. Look in your manual to find where this switch is, and make sure the brightness is all the way up.
#3 of 19 Re: 2012 corolla le - daytime running lights [terceltom]
Jul 21, 2012 (1:36 pm)
I checked the intensity switch and it's adjusted to the full brightness. What about the rear lights? Should that come on automatically as well?
#4 of 19 Re: 2012 corolla le - daytime running lights [econfused]
Jul 21, 2012 (2:11 pm)
What do you mean by the rear lights? If you mean the rear seat lights, that's switched by the light itself by the slide switch on the light.
#5 of 19 Re: 2012 corolla le - daytime running lights [terceltom]
Jul 21, 2012 (2:46 pm)
I mean the tail lights. I can't believe the dealer told me that it's working the way it should when it's not. Don't they check the car first before selling it to people? It was obviously not working before they sold the 2012 corolla le to me.
#6 of 19 Re: 2012 corolla le - daytime running lights [econfused]
Jul 22, 2012 (2:01 am)
If it's dark outside and your taillights and dash lights did not come on automatically then I would say there is either a problem somewhere or they might have done away with that feature for 2012 to make them manually switched on. I highly doubt they would have taken away the auto feature though. If you can't find any info. in the cars manual then I guess you have no choice but to drive back to the dealer and ask them how they go on.
#7 of 19 Re: 2012 corolla le - daytime running lights [terceltom]
Aug 01, 2012 (5:29 pm)
Since you seem to be familiar with the 2012 Corolla, my wife purchased a 2012 S model. I would like to add Mud Guards, Toyota provides NO instructions with their add-ons. The parts department sent me the instructions for the door edge guards at 8 pages long, when all I wanted to know was the correct height since they are NOT full door length.
My question to you & all, do I have to remove the plastic fascia on the rocker panels to add the Mud Guards, I'd like to know BEFORE I start.
#8 of 19 Re: 2012 corolla le - daytime running lights [jlsexton]
Aug 01, 2012 (5:56 pm)
Nope, I did not remove anything except a few of the push-in fasteners that the instructions tell you to remove. The instructions are included with the mudguards I bought. They are Toyota OEM parts. You can find the instructions on the net if you want. I am not sure why you did not recieve instructions. ALL the Toyota parts, including 3 sets of mud flaps for 3 different Toyotas, have come with instructions, so it is not Toyota, it is your dealer or whoever sold them to you.
I will say you must remove the rear tires, unless you use a right-angle screw driver and drill.
#9 of 19 Dashboard lights not automatically on
Aug 10, 2012 (7:25 am)
I'm also experiencing the same problem with the dashboard lights. I used to own a 2009 LE Corolla where the dashboard and the headlights would automatically turn on or off with the outside light intensity.
I now have the 2012 LE. I noticed the daytime running headlights would be on but the dash lights are not coming on automatically. If I want them on, I'm forced to manually turn the lights on.
Anyone know if this is a factory set default now or is mine also screwed up?
#10 of 19 Update on auto dashboard lights
Aug 10, 2012 (8:06 am)
Just called Toyota. For FYI, I was told that it's a feature that's available for the LE model WITH the upgrade package which I have. Apparently, it's not available for every model/package
Going to go into the dealership to see why that wasn't set automatically when I got the vehicle.