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Old 08-22-2011, 04:40 PM   #1
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Corner Light / Blinker Conversion

For all you first-genners out there putting on aftermarket bumpers, here's an idea. This is still in the "experimental" stage -- my dad and I bench-tested it -- but I'll have an actual, working update in 2 weeks when I get my Elite front bumper installed.

I wasn't happy with the idea of hacking up my corner light housings to fit a larger, 2 filament bulb or any of the other options, so in talking with my dad and a little trial-and-error in our bench testing setup, we've devised this plan:

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The Setup
Using a 3-2 wire tail light converter (most often used for trailer tail light/turn signal applications), we can combine the corner light and blinker signal for each side into the oem bulb and wiring.

This will allow the corner light to be on and then blink when the blinker for that side is activated, then return to off or on (depending on whether or not the headlights are on)

Parts:
- A 3 to 2-wire Tail light converter (Link)
- Lengths of wire (varies, depending on how you route the wires)
- Various tools (wire stripper, needle-nose pliers, solder gun, etc.)

Wiring:
I'm terrible at drawing schematics, but hopefully, this graphic gives an idea of what's going on here. It's pretty simple. Basically, the blinker lights are wired as marked and then you run the corner light signal to the tail light input on the controller.




Enjoy! I'll be updating this post with pictures and video when I do the actual install.
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Did u ever try this out ?
If so, how were the results ?
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Sub.... Please do follow up soon I'm about to rip into mine this weekend.....would love to save the headaches if possible .....
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has anyone tryed this yet if so do ya have pic or vids ya can share
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Bum.. anyone know if this will work. ..
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hey, totally forgot about this thread! it *did* end up working. i no longer have that truck and it appears i deleted the wiring diagram from TW. i'll see if i have it on my home computer.

on my new truck, i ended up swapping the running light bulb and socket for a new dual filament 1157 bulb and socket. now the corner lights come on with the parking/head lights and blink brighter with the turn signals. it requires a little dremeling to fit the new bulb and socket in, but it's a much cleaner job over all.

EDIT: Here's the writeup I used: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...ml#post1545613
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