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Brake light flasher module?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Rujack, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Jan 10, 2019 at 7:28 PM
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    I’ve noticed how effective these can be at getting my attention when the vehicle in front of me brakes, so I’m thinking about throwing a couple on my brake lights (can’t see my third atm so not worried about that one). But, I’ve read a couple posts where people have had no-start issues after swapping out bulbs so I’m a bit hesitant. Has anyone installed a flasher / strobe module on their third gen?

    Thinking of this one (I’ll need one for each lamp right? Or can I tap into the circuit farther upstream and only use one?):
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FADDOL4/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_OYaoCbNBE06W6
     
  2. Jan 10, 2019 at 7:36 PM
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    My third flashes and its stock...I think I did that when I was poking around in techstream and forgot. Just noticed it a week or so ago
     
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    I wonder if there’s a setting for all of them...
     
  4. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:34 PM
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    Strobes/pulsating lights are illegal for on-road vehicles in most places. Be sure before going through with it. I've never seen that function on any toyota in Techstream customization.

    I agree it grabs attention, I like it on motorcycles.
     
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    For what it's worth, I have that on mine and I hate it. If you have a rack on your bed you'll get a really annoyed splash and you'll see it in your rear view mirror at night. I bought my truck used and the p/o had it on. I plan on deleting it when I get time.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2019 at 9:04 PM
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    I’m happy to consume a bunch of nanny-state dollars for the price of a $10 fix-it infraction.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2019 at 9:07 PM
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    I hear ya. I’d just pull the bulb from my third.
     
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    OP I have the same module on my motorcycle. It’s really easy to program and has a ton of features. On a truck.. I’m not sure I’d do it.

    What if I told you it’s bulbless...
     
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  9. Jan 10, 2019 at 9:31 PM
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    Fine. The diodes. I’ll pull the :censored:in’ diodes. Or put some electrical tape on them. Or let them corrode in all the rain water that gets in.

    Point taken. :cookiemonster::D
     
  10. Jan 10, 2019 at 9:35 PM
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    Hmmmm. Why not? I’m just trying to get people off my tail...(I drive like your great great grandmother on a steam powered horseless carriage).
     
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    Bump. Still considering this.

    Do these modules just get spliced into the positive wire to the lamp, or?
     
  12. Jan 28, 2019 at 8:36 AM
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    BEWARE! She's comin' through!
    Clearly you didn't know Mabel... She was often referred to as a holy terror on that confangled abomination!
     
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    OP, just get a "Student Driver" bumpersticker and not only will they not tail you... they will kindly wave when they pass... Problem Solved.
     
  14. Jan 28, 2019 at 9:21 AM
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    Considering the lack of understanding of basic physics so many drivers demonstrate, I’m not confident they’re literate.
     
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    Another thing I’ve thought of doing just for shits and giggles is putting a length of steel bar under the back of the truck on lever a somehow, that drops the back end of the bar down to the road to throw sparks. Behind the fuel tank of course. Could be spring assisted for maximum effect.

    Would have a reverse gear lockout.
     

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