Well, I have to say that I see no reason to disable them either. It's a great safety feature in low light or dark areas like we have here on our roads in WV.
That being said my 01 SR5 doesn't have the DRL but I leave mine on all the time anyway and they go off when I open the door just like Kammina1.
2001 Tacoma SR5 4x4 , step side, 2.7 , extended cab, Auto. Mobile 1 syn 5w30 , Valvoline 75-90 syn in front and rear diffs and transfer case. Factory 16" wheels ,31" Wild Country TXR 265/75/R16, Aluminum Betterbuilt bed tool box, CB , 55W Halogen light mounted on tool box for back up, Elbow air box mod, 2 500 Hella running lights, Nissan clinometers/Altimiter custom mounted on dash with red back lights.Red dome and mapp light. 2,35watt backup lights.