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kh7nm 11-30-2012 07:03 PM

Day Time Running Lights 2011 Tacoma
 
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Just wondering if anybody having problems with there day time running lights. Went the Dealership for my last free oil change and the guy said your day time running light lens is starting to melt and it needs to be replaced. $1,000 to replace both but since it is under warranty it's free. Truck is only 1 years old and all stock lighting in the head lamp. Also the Service guy said it will not pass safety check so gotta change.

TacoHI11 11-30-2012 07:19 PM

Had the same thing on my 2011. Dealer replaced lights last week. Free! Can not complain took two hours.

Jerez 11-30-2012 07:20 PM

its a common problem with these trucks...some done experience it and some do
good thing youre still under warranty

Kala 12-01-2012 03:17 AM

How does it take 2 hours changing head lights? Are they pulling it apart and changing lenses inside the housing or replacing the whole headlight? It should take you 20-30 minutes....geeez.

kh7nm 12-01-2012 08:21 AM

It took 2 1/2 just to have Servco change oil and rotate tires. But it was free.

tx novice 12-02-2012 09:46 AM

Yes. It's a known problem at Toyota. Change them for free then put l.e.d's in. They won't melt anymore. I got mine from superbriteleds.com :D

Jay238 12-02-2012 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by kh7nm (Post 6067274)
Just wondering if anybody having problems with there day time running lights. Went the Dealership for my last free oil change and the guy said your day time running light lens is starting to melt and it needs to be replaced. $1,000 to replace both but since it is under warranty it's free. Truck is only 1 years old and all stock lighting in the head lamp. Also the Service guy said it will not pass safety check so gotta change.

May be dumb but Swap out our DTRL relay and sell it to someone who has the non-dtrl relay. Then, do the 'cheap and easy' dtrl mod. They are about 3/4 as bright and don't melt your lenses.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...07/photo40.jpg

tx novice 12-02-2012 11:37 AM

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Here's the LED running light. Not as bright but no more melting. also, I put LED fogs.
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kh7nm 12-02-2012 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by tx novice (Post 6073524)
Here's the LED running light. Not as bright but no more melting. also, I put LED fogs.
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Do you have part numbers for the fog looked on the web site and no cross match number for the fog lights. Thanks for the info.

tx novice 12-02-2012 08:36 PM

HB3-WHP28-DRL..cool white 6k

.666 12-03-2012 11:24 AM

Replacing LED bulbs for DTRL plug and play?

lemon177 12-03-2012 03:15 PM

Not sure, I heard things about blowing fuses and needing resistors, depending on the LED. I got a pair fir my dtrl that im still to scared to install.

Jerez 12-03-2012 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by lemon177 (Post 6079594)
Not sure, I heard things about blowing fuses and needing resistors, depending on the LED. I got a pair fir my dtrl that im still to scared to install.

fuses blowing?? never heard that...99% of the people i know that has them have had them for over a year no problems
you add the resistor for the hyperflash not to occur

lemon177 12-03-2012 03:35 PM

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...resistors.html

This link shows how to get around the fuse blowing problem. Idk, too much trouble for me to try.

Pugga 12-03-2012 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by lemon177 (Post 6079668)
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...resistors.html

This link shows how to get around the fuse blowing problem. Idk, too much trouble for me to try.

That addresses the hyperflash, there is not a problem with blowing fuses when switching to LED that I'm aware of. LED's have a significantly lower draw than the bulbs they replace. The lower draw is what causes the hyperflash (since the blinkers work off resistance). The same reason is why you won't blow fuses when switching to LED's, they have very low draw so when being used as a direct replacement for an incadescent or halogen, they should never overload the circuit.

lemon177 12-03-2012 03:57 PM

2. You need to use SRCK wired 3157 LED bulbs as sold by autolumination, due to the way the bulb socket is wired. The normal ones will be shorted when plugged in and will blow a fuse.

Sorry for my lack of knowledge, but it says word for word. I know its a minor thing to blow a fuse, but the whole ordeal seems like more of a headache than its worth.

I ended up replacing my headlights through toyota and they told me these new headlights shouldn't have the melting problem.

Jerez 12-03-2012 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by lemon177 (Post 6079668)
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...resistors.html

This link shows how to get around the fuse blowing problem. Idk, too much trouble for me to try.

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Originally Posted by lemon177 (Post 6079768)
2. You need to use SRCK wired 3157 LED bulbs as sold by autolumination, due to the way the bulb socket is wired. The normal ones will be shorted when plugged in and will blow a fuse.

Sorry for my lack of knowledge, but it says word for word. I know its a minor thing to blow a fuse, but the whole ordeal seems like more of a headache than its worth.

I ended up replacing my headlights through toyota and they told me these new headlights shouldn't have the melting problem.

never heard of that place...well the leds that csjumper2003 sells are direct plug and play with the 2nd gen tacomas...

lemon177 12-03-2012 04:11 PM

Im assuming his LEDs have a resistor in them. Im not sure if mines do too, I bought them from a random race shop. The guy even told me they might blow a fuse on the first test, bit if they don't then they'll be fine. Sounded sketchy to me but I bought them thinking it'll stop my headlights from melting further. Since I replaced the burned ones with the new ones, I haven't worried since and now im stuck with these $60 3127 bulbs.

Jerez 12-03-2012 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by lemon177 (Post 6079830)
Im assuming his LEDs have a resistor in them. Im not sure if mines do too, I bought them from a random race shop. The guy even told me they might blow a fuse on the first test, bit if they don't then they'll be fine. Sounded sketchy to me but I bought them thinking it'll stop my headlights from melting further. Since I replaced the burned ones with the new ones, I haven't worried since and now im stuck with these $60 3127 bulbs.

his you add an external resistor with a t tap right behind the bulb itself (wiring by the plug)

kh7nm 12-03-2012 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by tx novice (Post 6076054)
HB3-WHP28-DRL..cool white 6k

Your day time running lights did you get the 18 SMD or the 45 SMD? IS the brightness the same as stock?


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