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Old 11-23-2008, 06:49 PM   #1
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need help with turn signal bulb

hi guys. Anyone know where i can find a RED rear turn signal for my 2009 taco. Just having a hard time finding a red bulb that fits. (By the way, is this illegal?)
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:12 PM   #2
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you have me wondering just a bit?

the 09's have led tail lights not bulbs

i'm guessing you could try and lean on the dealer, and if he said no might have to guy one from him

what would be illegal about changing a bulb?
Sounds to me like he wants his turn signal to match the brake light color? Factory turn signals are Amber.
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Sounds to me like he wants his turn signal to match the brake light color? Factory turn signals are Amber.

True, but there are plenty of cars out there that use brake lights as turn signals. IMHO it shouldn't be illegal. Change brake lights or headlights diff. colors should be, but not turn signal to red.
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might have to do a bit of googeling to find them online?
maybe here
http://www.superbrightleds.com/1157.htm

or maybe not?


Thanks guys for the help. Idk why toyota changed to all LED lights but left the turn signals with a bulb.
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:37 AM   #5
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Thanks guys for the help. Idk why toyota changed to all LED lights but left the turn signals with a bulb.
This is quite common. My Wifes Hond Accord has rear LED brake lights, and regular lights, but the turn and back up lights are incandesant. I guess it saves a few bucks, and multiplied by the thousands produced, it saves a lot of money.
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Old thread but hey what the hell...

Im ordering this http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...315x-x18-T.htm

the amber color, and it comes in white/red/amber... should fit your signal slot.


Then im getting this http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...%2F921-x12.htm
in Cool White for my reverse lights.


when i get mine ill post some pics or vid.
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Here is some info from SuperBrightLEDs, which might explain why they were incandescent vs. LED.

Turn signal issues with LED bulbs

LED brake/tail lamps will not flash with thermal flasher units due to their extremely low current draw. Also, with stock flasher units, the turn signals may flash faster than normal (Hyper-Flash). These installations will require an electronic flasher unit, available in our car bulb shopping category (for some vehicles) or at your auto parts store. Try to find flashers designed to work with LED bulbs, they will say "LED compatible". Often HEAVY DUTY flashers will also work with LED bulbs.

We offer some LED Flashers in our Tail/Brake Turn Signal Bulb category but we do not know which one (if any) will fit your vehicle. You will have to compare the pin-out of your flasher with the pin-outs of the flashers we offer, to see if we have a match, BEFORE you order one. Sorry but we do not have a flasher application list or the expertise to tell you which of our flashers will fit your vehicle.

Another fix is the installation of Load Resistors which are wired across (in parallel with) the turn signal bulbs to simulate the load of a standard filament bulb. We also have these available in our car bulb shopping category.
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Here is some info from SuperBrightLEDs, which might explain why they were incandescent vs. LED.

Turn signal issues with LED bulbs

LED brake/tail lamps will not flash with thermal flasher units due to their extremely low current draw. Also, with stock flasher units, the turn signals may flash faster than normal (Hyper-Flash). These installations will require an electronic flasher unit, available in our car bulb shopping category (for some vehicles) or at your auto parts store. Try to find flashers designed to work with LED bulbs, they will say "LED compatible". Often HEAVY DUTY flashers will also work with LED bulbs.

We offer some LED Flashers in our Tail/Brake Turn Signal Bulb category but we do not know which one (if any) will fit your vehicle. You will have to compare the pin-out of your flasher with the pin-outs of the flashers we offer, to see if we have a match, BEFORE you order one. Sorry but we do not have a flasher application list or the expertise to tell you which of our flashers will fit your vehicle.

Another fix is the installation of Load Resistors which are wired across (in parallel with) the turn signal bulbs to simulate the load of a standard filament bulb. We also have these available in our car bulb shopping category.
That's not the reason why manufacturers do not use LEDs as turn signals or reverse lights.

They do this to save $, as stated above. They just did the brake lights because the split second you get with LEDs and their "instant on" might save a few accidents. If you look at more expensive vehicles, they are all switching to full LED tail lights (turn signals, brake and reverse).
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Here is some info from SuperBrightLEDs, which might explain why they were incandescent vs. LED.

Turn signal issues with LED bulbs

LED brake/tail lamps will not flash with thermal flasher units due to their extremely low current draw. Also, with stock flasher units, the turn signals may flash faster than normal (Hyper-Flash). These installations will require an electronic flasher unit, available in our car bulb shopping category (for some vehicles) or at your auto parts store. Try to find flashers designed to work with LED bulbs, they will say "LED compatible". Often HEAVY DUTY flashers will also work with LED bulbs.

We offer some LED Flashers in our Tail/Brake Turn Signal Bulb category but we do not know which one (if any) will fit your vehicle. You will have to compare the pin-out of your flasher with the pin-outs of the flashers we offer, to see if we have a match, BEFORE you order one. Sorry but we do not have a flasher application list or the expertise to tell you which of our flashers will fit your vehicle.

Another fix is the installation of Load Resistors which are wired across (in parallel with) the turn signal bulbs to simulate the load of a standard filament bulb. We also have these available in our car bulb shopping category.
That's not the reason why manufacturers do not use LEDs as turn signals or reverse lights.

They do this to save $, as stated above. They just did the brake lights because the split second you get with LEDs and their "instant on" might save a few accidents. If you look at more expensive vehicles, they are all switching to full LED tail lights (turn signals, brake and reverse).

I have a full LED tail light. It costed me $50 on top of the OEM LED tail lights, but it's well worth it.
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