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blinkers for off road bumper...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by brelandt, May 18, 2011.

  1. May 18, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    brelandt

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    I want to remove the black plastic half of my front bumper and I need ideals on what to do with the blinker?
    I read the mod on installing the blinker in the side marker lamp, but I really don't like this.
    I seen the blinkers for motorcycles on amazon for $15 and of course the trailer lights at the auto store. Has anyone come out with a good blinker set up like one they pulled off of a Eagle Talon from the junkyard and something crazy like that?
     
  2. May 18, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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  4. May 18, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    I bought two led strips and ran them under the headlights.
     
  5. May 18, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    Alot of people just re located the blinkers into the corner marker lights.
     
  6. May 18, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    Enigmaaron

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    Got pics of that? I think I like that idea.
     
  7. May 18, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    yes. , just some $2 leds, and wired them up , [​IMG]
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  8. May 18, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    Nice, I might go that route when I get a bumper.
     
  9. May 18, 2011 at 8:12 PM
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    Looks good Anthony! I wonder if they offer those in orange?
     
  10. May 18, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    Thanks guys, its really nice looking, just check ebay they make lots of colors. Im sure white and amber is legal.
     
  11. May 18, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    Did you have any issues in regards to the blinker being LED and the wiring for the truck set up for amber lights?
     
  12. May 18, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    What do you mean? Not really. All i did is hide the stock wiring with bulb and tapped into the positive and negative and connected and done.
     
  13. May 18, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    No problems at all. Just made sure i got 12v 24 Led strip and good to go.
     
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    Anthony left the original bulbs in the circuit so he doesn't have the "hyperblink" issue that happens when only LEDs are used.

    To avoid the hyperblink add a resistor for each side if you eliminate the original bulbs altogether. If you leave them in it is essentially the same result as when resistors are added to the circuit.
     
  16. May 18, 2011 at 10:04 PM
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    Exactly! Thank You
     
  17. May 18, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    I just modded wiring and the corner marker lights with a dual element bulb to function as the turn signals on my GF's '03 when I put the bumper on.
    Not that hard really.
     
  18. May 18, 2011 at 10:31 PM
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    Yeah, for some reason I'm just not crazy about it. don't know for sure why that is, just not too appealing. Then again I'm not very creative. Hoping to see some really cool tricks that I haven't thought of.
     
  19. May 18, 2011 at 10:37 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    I agree. At first I was reluctant, but after all said and done, I'm glad I did what I did. Looks as clean as from the factory on the outside of the truck since theres no aftermarket stuff just thrown on.
     
  20. May 18, 2011 at 10:38 PM
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    Very good point!
     
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