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Old 10-28-2009, 09:19 AM   #1
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Anybody tried the V-LED Switchback bulbs?

Has anybody tried the V-LED switchback bulbs? I'm not sure if they'll work on my '09 since it has DRL. There is a regular and SWACK version but I'm not sure what the difference is. They're pricey at $80 but I'd try them out if I knew they would work.

http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED/T...-p7472046.html

http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED/T...-p7472050.html

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I did ... not on my tacoma though... I had them on my 2009 XRS corolla and they worked AMAZINGLY well ... super bright and look really cool when they switch back and forth
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DOT legal?
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:46 AM   #5
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I did ... not on my tacoma though... I had them on my 2009 XRS corolla and they worked AMAZINGLY well ... super bright and look really cool when they switch back and forth
Do you still have the Corolla? If so I'd really appreciate it if you could take a look at the socket for that bulb and let me know if you have 2 or 3 wires coming to it.

I took a look at the Tacoma yesterday and it has a dual filament 4157 bulb with two wires coming to it. Whenever the bulb is on there is power to the 12V High side only. It doesn't matter if the DRL is on or it is in turn signal mode. The 12V Low side never gets any juice. The bulb is the SACK type with the ground on the top and the hot side on the bottom. This may explain the problems other users have had since the standard bulb has grounds on the left and hot on the right.

Since it looks to me like there is just a single input there isn't a way to use the color change bulbs without doing some wiring work and I'm not all that interested in that. I also measured the distance from the base of the bulb housing to the lens and it is about 1.5". The 92 LED units are too long to fit. I'm going to go with this 60 LED bulb instead;

http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED/T...04431-1-2.html



Here is an image of the SACK connector on the front 4157s;
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:51 AM   #6
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no sorry i dont have it .. sold it for the tacoma.. but i remeber there being two wires comming out of the back
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Reviving an old thread. Any one successfully done this on a 2nd gen?

I don't like how I have orange visible through the housing of my head lights. And I already own these bulbs from doing the fog light mod on my 1st gen (miss that truck).

Would be kind of cool to have the entire housing be the hid color instead of just the low/high beams.

Any opinions?
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I have a set of the 3157 out of my old car but I couldn't get them to work in my truck but I really didn't try that hard. Just plugged them in and blew fuses.
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hmmm. I figured they said dont use them if you have dtrl because the color would be amber. But if its blowing fuses (im assuming you have dtrl) then there is a much bigger problem. I wonder what it could be.

Ill investigate it when i have time but maybe someone else could chime in on this.
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oh and what fuses did it blow?
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I have a set. Amber is not that bright but does the job.

Here is a pic of them installed.

Edit: btw 92 version are too long and do not fit

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oh and what fuses did it blow?
I have a 02 and it blew my horn and turns
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interesting i did it on my 03 and nothing blew
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I have the v3 switchbacks in mine. I love them.
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P.S. if you have DTRLs get the whole V3 package not just the bulb. It's around $130
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