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Old 04-12-2011, 09:44 AM   #1
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How can I change which lights are DTRL's?

I had just purchased and installed a set of halo projector headlights with HID's. My 09 Tacoma came with DTRL's (Daytime Running Lights) stock and now, with the new headlights, I don't like the look of it durring daylight hours.

I have been doing a little research and found that the green wire running the my DTRL's is the "jumper wire". If I cut this wire will my blinkers still work? And can I re-route it to some LED's that came in the headlight housing to have them work as my DTRL's?

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Old 04-12-2011, 09:55 AM   #2
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blinkers will not work if you cut that green wire..i'm still thinking about how you could make it work..you can re-route the hot wire to the LEDs, but then they'd be your blinkers and that would be ridiculous looking
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nevermind yours is probably setup differently than mine..do you have 3 wires going to your current dtrl or 2?
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i have jerry-rigged dtrl..so originally i had two wires (red and white) going to the blinker and the third green that i added. the green turned the blinker into the dtrl. if you have three wires, i imagine you would just take that out (wouldn't cut it just yet) and re-route to the leds like you first said.
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I can say that it's possible to have a swap but the trade off is; when you select turn signal both will blink.
Do you want that?
If so, you'll be using additional wire (L & R) and connectors. No cutting originals. Remove/swap signal (DRTL) to LED's.
Route two new wires from cab to headlights, use OEM loom to hide/protect these new wires.
Crimp with seal new female 280 GM/Metri pack connector for each new turn signal wire.





At the cab, in the plug coming from the blinker relay you will insert a new male 280 GM/Metri Pack connector crimp to the new wire added. (x2)

The slots at the plug are the ones next to the turn signal wires.
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$36.00 for color changing led's...yikes
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Did the switchback bulbs work? Or only the amber still?
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