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Assistance with brake light, LED

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacotaco08, Dec 26, 2020.

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Assistance with aftermarket leds

  1. New wire harness?

  2. New taillights?

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  1. Dec 26, 2020 at 8:56 PM
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    Tacotaco08

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    So guys I need some help. I recently got a pair of after market tail lights. I had to wire the left side of the aftermarket led taillight. The problem is: The brake light won't come on and (DLR) for the left side. I replaced the fuse (10amp) which was blown. After I replaced the fuse the dlr started to work but the left brake light doesn't work unless I step on it worked but on the right taillight it works perfectly fine. The wiring is weird though on the left. Wiring from the truck its the following


    GREEN/?
    GREEN WITH RED/?
    WHITE WITH BLACK/?

    Coming from the wiring of the aftermarket taillight is the following:

    ALL BLACK WIRES WITH LETTERS

    BLACK/A
    BLACK/B
    BLACK/G

    Any good electricians that can help me or any of the sort? Thanks guys
     
  2. Dec 27, 2020 at 5:44 AM
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    Wattapunk

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    What does the install diagram show as for identification of the black lettered wires of the aftermarket tail lights? The factory side is easy to identify with a simple 12V test light. Without an install diagram, you can't blindly connect wires to the factory which will result in blowing fuses or worse if connected incorrectly.
     
  3. Dec 27, 2020 at 5:56 AM
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    Too Stroked

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    Worse yet, the OP's problems have (most likely) just begun. Poorly done wiring to get the aftermarket lights working will leave the OEM harness compromised and lead to all sports of problems down the road. And its not like tail lights are a safety item or anything.
     
  4. Dec 27, 2020 at 6:00 AM
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    Did they come with instructions?
     
  5. Dec 27, 2020 at 8:03 AM
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    Jimmyh

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    Green = Tail and Parking Lights Hot wire.
    Red w/White Stripe = Reverse Lights Hot wire.
    White w/Black Stripe = Ground Wire.
    Lavender = Stop Lights Hot wire.
    Lavender w/Black Strip = Left Turn Hot wire.
    Lavender w/Yellow Strip = Right Turn Hot wire.

    Good luck.
     
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  6. Dec 27, 2020 at 2:31 PM
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    Tacotaco08

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    Help. My left brake light won't turn on unless I press the brake pedal. Any advice?

     
  7. Dec 27, 2020 at 2:43 PM
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    Ah, aftermarket quality. Words fail me. Getting back to your problem though, do you have a test light and / or do you know how to use one? Have you checked your fuses? And I'm a bit confused. In your post title, you say your left brake light won't come on unless you press the brake pedal. Um, that's what's supposed to happen. Do you possibly mean your left tail / running light won't come on unless you press the brake pedal?

    BTW, assuming you're pressing the brake in the pic, your center high mount stop light isn't lit either.
     
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  8. Dec 27, 2020 at 2:49 PM
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    All fuses are perfect. None are blown. When I press my brake pedal the red light will come on on my left taillight but not pressing the brake causes the (DLR) to not work and my top mount light doesn't work either now. I used a volt meter and the break pedal switch apparently isn't getting its fully voltage (12). The brand is by spyder, fiber optic leds.
     
  9. Dec 27, 2020 at 3:44 PM
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    What is a "DLR?"

    Just out of curiosity, do you still have your OEM tail lights to put back in?
     
  10. Dec 27, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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    Muddinfun

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    This is the same guy. Bought aftermarket taillights that aren’t plug and play. He doesn’t know what he’s doing and we don’t understand what he says he’s doing. This isn’t going to end well.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/help-with-brake-light-led.700474/
     
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  11. Dec 27, 2020 at 4:32 PM
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  12. Dec 27, 2020 at 9:04 PM
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    Hmm . . . none as yet, that's why i'm here . . .
    Yaw truck has the covid
    I have a similar kinda problem, when I open my door there is this big void like there’s nothing there
     
  13. Dec 28, 2020 at 5:37 PM
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    I have a similar issue, when I remove my gas cap I'm pouring money in.
    And when stopping I really just want to slow down to zero miles per hour.
    It's a crazy thing. :facepalm:
     
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  14. Dec 28, 2020 at 5:57 PM
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    Everybody has problems, I get in my Taco at night & when I shut the door, the inside light goes off, I can't see nuthin. Lately I've been driving with the door open & that seems to work pretty good.
     
  15. Dec 28, 2020 at 6:03 PM
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    I've offended wondered if the light in the refrigerator stays once the door is closed. The light is always on when I open the door.
     
  16. Dec 28, 2020 at 6:12 PM
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    I took the bulb out of my frig. just to be sure it wasn't on 24/7
     
  17. Dec 29, 2020 at 11:20 AM
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    Hmm . . . none as yet, that's why i'm here . . .
    I love this one ya got a chuckle out of me
    Thank u for that
     
  18. Dec 29, 2020 at 11:24 AM
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    Hmm . . . none as yet, that's why i'm here . . .
    Everybody has problems, I get in my Taco at night & when I shut the door, the inside light goes off, I can't see nuthin. Lately I've been driving with the door open& that seems to work pretty good.

    I messed up duh
    This is what gave me a chuckle. Good one
     
  19. Dec 29, 2020 at 1:12 PM
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    I think the inside light has a position for : off / on / gradual increase in brightness
    after door closes. And on exit it does the opposite. Going from bright to off
    after 10 to 15 seconds.
     
  20. Jan 14, 2021 at 2:52 AM
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    This place is hella fucking toxic jesus. I fixed them anyway but I see why nobody comes to tacoma world like this anymore. Bunch of toxic people besides helping people
     
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