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Tonight, I'm chillin', watching Lost. Then I see out the corner of my eye, my damn fog lights are on. I did the fog light mod, and must have left them engaged on when I shut her down for the night. However, why the hell did they suddenly turn on, hours after I shut off the truck? Ghost in the machine or what? They turn off when ignition is off, so what gives? Is it the whole gas evaporator thing or something?
 

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Read your manual ! This is normal. I dont have time to explain but your truck powers on for a few min a while after you shut down. it does not start but does power on. something about purging .
 

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I have never had that happen on my XR
 

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TheKneebiter said:
Read your manual ! This is normal. I dont have time to explain but your truck powers on for a few min a while after you shut down. it does not start but does power on. something about purging .
That explains it all, thanks. Manual was read, still freaks me out nonetheless. So the ignition is on during this time 'eh? :eek:hyeah:
 

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How do you know it never happened. do you sit in your window and watch your truck all night after you shut it down ? it happens. different times after you park it. look up system purge.
 

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I am AROUND my truck ALOT...Many Many Many times right after I shut it off and then outside with it for hours cleaning it waxing it. If people are seeing it as much as its being posted. I think i woulda saw mine
 

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I am with my truck for hours and hours washing and waxing also and have never seen it happen. but I read my manual when I first got it and remeber it saying that this happens from time to time after you shut down and it is normal.
 

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That explains it all, thanks. Manual was read, still freaks me out nonetheless. So the ignition is on during this time 'eh? :eek:hyeah:
GOD, READ YOUR MANUAL!!!1! It also cranks itself at 2am and revs up. And on full moons, it cranks itself, backs out of its parking space, then reparks itself 4 inches to the right. If you have a double cab short bed, on the 3rd of every month at midnight it turns pink and screws the neighbor's cat. HOW HAVE YOU NEVER NOTICED THIS BEFORE??? DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU PEOPLE EVERYTHING?!?!?!?!?
 

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Mine does the same thing. About 4 hours after shutting your engine off the ignition system will turn ON (which will also turn your fog lights on if you have done the fog light mod and left the switch ON). If you listen, there is a pump or something that makes noise in the gas tank area. It has something to do with fumes or pressure in the gas tank. I think it's some kind of emissions thing. It stays on for about a minute.

Yeah, I thought it was weird too the first time it did it. It's nothing to worry about. The lights only stay on for a minute, so it won't drain your battery or anything, but if you're worried about it you can just turn the switch off when you leave the truck.
 

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Pb2theMax said:
Mine does the same thing. About 4 hours after shutting your engine off the ignition system will turn ON (which will also turn your fog lights on if you have done the fog light mod and left the switch ON). If you listen, there is a pump or something that makes noise in the gas tank area. It has something to do with fumes or pressure in the gas tank. I think it's some kind of emissions thing. It stays on for about a minute.

Yeah, I thought it was weird too the first time it did it. It's nothing to worry about. The lights only stay on for a minute, so it won't drain your battery or anything, but if you're worried about it you can just turn the switch off when you leave the truck.

Consistent timing? If so, I may do the fog light mod just so I can park my truck near a camp fire, and tell that old hook-hand guy story and have the fog-lights come on at just the right time to scare the poop out of everyone.
 

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BrandonM7 said:
Consistent timing? If so, I may do the fog light mod just so I can park my truck near a camp fire, and tell that old hook-hand guy story and have the fog-lights come on at just the right time to scare the poop out of everyone.
:lol:

I've never timed it, exactly. 4 hours is just an estimate.
 

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BrandonM7 said:
GOD, READ YOUR MANUAL!!!1! It also cranks itself at 2am and revs up. And on full moons, it cranks itself, backs out of its parking space, then reparks itself 4 inches to the right. If you have a double cab short bed, on the 3rd of every month at midnight it turns pink and screws the neighbor's cat. HOW HAVE YOU NEVER NOTICED THIS BEFORE??? DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU PEOPLE EVERYTHING?!?!?!?!?
Fucking wood ticks..
 

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BrandonM7 said:
Consistent timing? If so, I may do the fog light mod just so I can park my truck near a camp fire, and tell that old hook-hand guy story and have the fog-lights come on at just the right time to scare the poop out of everyone.
Heh, heh, he said 'poop'!
I had to laugh after reading your quick post :lol:
 

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My truck does the same thing. I just turn off the swith before I get out of my truck. If you leave it on there is nothing to worry about.
 

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BrandonM7 said:
GOD, READ YOUR MANUAL!!!1! It also cranks itself at 2am and revs up. And on full moons, it cranks itself, backs out of its parking space, then reparks itself 4 inches to the right. If you have a double cab short bed, on the 3rd of every month at midnight it turns pink and screws the neighbor's cat. HOW HAVE YOU NEVER NOTICED THIS BEFORE??? DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU PEOPLE EVERYTHING?!?!?!?!?
:lol: :lol: :lol:
 
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