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DIY LED DRL (2012-2015)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Izrasosa, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Jan 16, 2016 at 10:46 AM
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    DesertDunes

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    He's trying to achieve the look that comes with the XSP-X

    Should look similar to this
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    They sell kits here http://auerautomotive.com/tacoma/ but they're $350 before tax and shipping
     
  2. Jan 16, 2016 at 10:54 AM
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    LOL, that's why I love this place. DIY and save $300! Standing by for OP's completed project.
     
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  3. Jan 16, 2016 at 11:01 AM
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    Are you able to do this with 05-11? Haven't ever seen pictures before.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2016 at 3:29 PM
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    I don't see why not. The 05-11 trucks still have the moulding piece. Its a slightly different shape so the LED's might have to be arranged differently.

    You can even buy new pieces off ebay if you wanted to experiment before doing the painted ones on your truck.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-2011-T...ash=item3d02c0e4f6:g:6DoAAOSwFnFV-d30&vxp=mtr
     
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  5. Jan 16, 2016 at 6:47 PM
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    Just ordered parts! Cant wait!
     
  6. Mar 2, 2016 at 9:12 PM
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    any updates on wiring?
     
  7. Mar 2, 2016 at 10:16 PM
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    I would tap into the day time running lights for power and then ground to anywhere you like
     
  8. Mar 2, 2016 at 10:54 PM
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    Will tapping into the day time running lights affect it when you use your blinker?
     
  9. Mar 3, 2016 at 6:45 AM
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    I don't believe so. I have my "raptor lookalike lights" tapped into them. That way on the light controls near the stearing wheel they're off at the first position, on at the second and on at the third along with my head lights. I'll go take a picture of what wire i tapped into.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    I tapped into the parking lights not dtrl. Green wire that runs to the outermost top bulb. Then they would work just like I said with the head light controls
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    How did these turn out?
     
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    If anyone is still waiting on this I'd say dont do it. I didnt want to wait so i went ahead and tried it myself. The thread of the LED lights are too long and hit the housing of the headlight with no way of the trim piece being able to slide back into place. I did how ever trim the thread, ruining 3 or 4 the light LEDs (pulled the wire off) thankfully i ordered a 20 pack.
     
  16. Oct 20, 2016 at 4:34 PM
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    I know I'm late to the thread, but yeah the eagle eye style bolt LEDs are too long. The headlight is actually much bigger than you think and the cover is right on top of the bottom part of the light. No room for anything that isn't flush mounted with just the cabling running behind. That's why the stock units have the LEDs sticking out the cover.
    Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the OEM design. Looks like bugs, dirt and water will accumulate in the LED cups. I would hate to clean it.
    I'm still trying to find an inset LED assembly that will fit in a channel I will cut into the cover. Haven't found one yet, but I'm patient
     

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