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Old 04-26-2013, 12:22 PM   #1
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Looking for LED lights to replace my Daytime Running Lights. Any suggestions?

As the title says I'm looking for a pair of LED lights to replace my DRL's. I purchased these off Amazon and as you can tell from the pictures they are total fucking shit:





As you can tell one of the lights is installed in the housing crooked (quality control at it's best). I took a chance and installed them in the DRL's and shocker it blew the fuse. Reversed the bulbs in case of a polarity issue and shocker again blew the next fuse. Replaced my DRL's with the Silverstars that I had in them. The only reason that I would like to replace the lights is the Silverstars seem to run a little hotter than the factory DRL's. Not so much that it is going to melt the lens but when I took them out you could tell that they were running a little hot. I would return these but due to the half page of instructions on how to return them and the "up to 30 days" to get my money back I just said fuck it. Chalk it up to a $12 lesson learned.

So... Anyone know of a quality set of LED lights that might work for my DRL's?

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PM CSjumper2003 on here. Check out his thread. http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...ed-lights.html
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PM CSjumper2003 on here. Check out his thread. http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...ed-lights.html
Awesome! Thank you very much!
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My 05' doesn't have DTRL's but I have all LED bulbs with no issues. Don't forget to order the CF18 flasher if LED's are going into your turn signals(Confirm your 2011 uses the same flasher). Check out www.superbrightleds.com.
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My 05' doesn't have DTRL's but I have all LED bulbs with no issues. Don't forget to order the CF18 flasher if LED's are going into your turn signals(Confirm your 2011 uses the same flasher). Check out www.superbrightleds.com.
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As the title says I'm looking for a pair of LED lights to replace my DRL's. I purchased these off Amazon and as you can tell from the pictures they are total fucking shit:
If you purchased these from amazon, you should return them. their return policy is excellent. If you choose damaged or not as advertised when you setup the return they will even pay shipping back to them. Its REALLY easy as they give you a label all you have to do is print it out, box it back up and give it to the post man.
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you also may need to run a resistor with those LEDs you got.
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im in the same boat. bought a set of CSjumpers LED's, could barely notice them. looking for a solution now.
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If you purchased these from amazon, you should return them. their return policy is excellent. If you choose damaged or not as advertised when you setup the return they will even pay shipping back to them. Its REALLY easy as they give you a label all you have to do is print it out, box it back up and give it to the post man.
Yeah I thought about that. I should have known better with a $12 set of LED lights. It is my fault for not doing my research before purchasing them. I didn't realize that there is more involved than just switching out light bulbs to LEDs. I may but for $12 not really worth my time and effort.

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you also may need to run a resistor with those LEDs you got.
Now that I have done a little more research I think you are probably right. But, like everyone says, you get what you pay for. It is pretty obvious that they are not really well crafted. The pictures from the Seller and what I received are not exactly the same to say the least lol.
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im in the same boat. bought a set of CSjumpers LED's, could barely notice them. looking for a solution now.

Man I really like your truck in your Sig. I dig the subtle look! Good job
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Toyota's wiring on the socket is what's causing the fuse to blow.
You need the "CK" type LED units.
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Toyota's wiring on the socket is what's causing the fuse to blow.
You need the "CK" type LED units.
"CK"? Sorry I'm kind of stupid with this. Learning though
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"CK"? Sorry I'm kind of stupid with this. Learning though
It has to do with the way the socket is wired.
For some reason, Toyota put both grounds on the same side, rather than the same end, so the LEDs short. Lamps don't because 4 separate wires feed the filaments, but on LEDs have two hots but the ground is common to both circuits.

The CK type LEDs correct this. They have them on Superbright, or you can get them from CSjumper as neon indicated.
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It has to do with the way the socket is wired.
For some reason, Toyota put both grounds on the same side, rather than the same end, so the LEDs short. Lamps don't because 4 separate wires feed the filaments, but on LEDs have two hots but the ground is common to both circuits.

The CK type LEDs correct this. They have them on Superbright, or you can get them from CSjumper as neon indicated.
Ah okay. Thanks that makes sense now.
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Man I really like your truck in your Sig. I dig the subtle look! Good job

thanks man!
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I have a pair of vled triton v3 in 5k I'm thinking of selling. Let me know if you're interested.
Unhappy with the results?
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I am absolutely happy with them. Just going a different direction. I'm about to do a retrofit and I'm thinking about putting in some xbaled so I don't want the v3 tritons to outshine the led ring.
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