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Convert Corner Light to Turn Signal with Trailer Light Converter

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 2BeersPlease, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. Jun 24, 2017 at 7:46 PM
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    Ran across this video looking for ways to add a small turn signal to the side of my ARB bumper. I'm not fond of having the blinker only in the front of the vehicle.

    The guy uses a Hopkins 48895 trailer light converter and some rewiring to get the side marker to blink with the turn signal, albeit asynchronously. This looks like a reasonable alternative to the blinker relocation mod.

    Not knowing a lot about automotive electrics, I'm not sure if this is this clever or stupid, or somewhere in between. Are there any reasons why this is a bad idea?

     
  2. Jun 24, 2017 at 8:06 PM
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    Looks like a good idea! I'm looking at also putting some type of turn indicator/marker light on the back of each side mirror too. Kind of like my 2009 F350 had; I liked those.
     
  3. Jun 24, 2017 at 10:00 PM
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    My turn signal controller functions a lot nicer and proven it works.
     
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    I know this is an old thread but towards the end he mentions connecting the YELLOW wire to the driver side turn signal wire. Does he mean SPLICING into the harness wire or cut/cap the hot incoming wire and then connecting the LIGHT yellow to the wire feeding the light?

    Same with the passenger side turn signal. He mentions connecting the LIGHT GREEN wire to the passenger side turn signal wire. Does he mean SPLICE into or CUT/CAP the hot incoming and then connecting the LIGHT GREEN to the wire feeding the light?
     
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    Did this and works like a champ!
     
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    Nice. How long did it take?
     
  9. Nov 4, 2018 at 6:49 AM
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    Just watched the video again. I find the guy's voice a little commical. He sounds like a subdued version of my imitation of an overtly gay man.
     
  10. Nov 4, 2018 at 11:13 AM
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    Didn’t really time the process but maybe an hour.
     
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    Ha Ha. Yeah I noticed the same thing.
     

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