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DTRL toggle switch mod (stealth mode)

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Crom, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Sep 7, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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    1stacoma

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    So I went and purchased my switch today. Instead of going with a small switch I went with one that I can visually see if my DTRL are on or not. I completed making the switch here it is. Thanks for the write-up.

    Switch.JPG
     
  2. Sep 7, 2012 at 11:20 PM
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    Installed- I just have to mount the switch now. It took a few hours and was a pain getting to the plug. I ended up having to solder to the green wire to extend it but after that was done it didn't take to long. I took a pic of what I did I will post it below. Soldered to green wire/red stripe to extended it than put heat shrink to protect it. The two black wires hanging are what I added.

    Completed switch install and this is where I placed it. It was a little nerve racking drilling into the dash but all turned out well.

    [​IMG]

    Green wire extended.JPG
     
  3. Sep 10, 2012 at 8:45 AM
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    Now I have control of my DTRL, I would like to put brake lights on a switch also. Not much stealth involved when the world lights up red behind you.
     
  4. Sep 10, 2012 at 9:33 AM
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    Yup. I actually have plans to do this, but it's not a high priority for me right now... Eventually though.
     
  5. Sep 10, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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    Do you have an idea for the brake light switch? Stealth mode gets blown out of the water when you touch the brakes!!
     
  6. Sep 10, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    Yes. My idea is to examine the wiring diagram for the truck and find the easiest simplest place to splice in a switch.
     
  7. Sep 27, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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    Along with the seat belt chime and door lock/unlock beeps, this mod helped eliminate the "issues" I had with my truck. Love the option now.

    I agree with 1stacoma that a toggle switch is best so you know whether DTRLs are "on" or "off".

    Thanks, Crom! :cheers:
     
  8. Nov 4, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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  9. Dec 2, 2012 at 10:27 AM
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    So i did this mod... cut the green/red wire. DTRL's turned off. Put a red wire to one side of the green/red wire and a black to the other side. did the same with my switch (SPST switch). plugged it in to test... still do DTRL's. switch the wires on my switch... still no DTRL. connected the black wire to the red wire that i spliced into the green/red wire (so the green/red wire should've been connect BACK to the green/red wire) and still no DTRL.


    both the connections seem to be good.. i cant pull the wires out of either/any sides of my connectors.. so i know it's not loose.

    [​IMG]


    are the DTRL's fused with anything? it's possible thats my problems but i couldnt find the DTRL's fuse anywhere.


    UPDATE
    - when looking at the picture i just posted i saw a pin switch.. thought "what is that for".. then i thought.. "parking brake".. "PARKING BRAKE!!!!!" that was my answer. when the parking brake it on the DTRL's shut off. i just tired it without the parking brake on and everything works great!




    .
    this is where i put my switch... and this is the switch i used. http://www.ebay.com/itm/350641936947?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
    [​IMG]

    now i can finally use my fog's only.
    [​IMG]

    or use my parking lights and fog's without the bright stupid DTRL's
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Dec 4, 2012 at 9:58 AM
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    I'm about to do this mod. I found a green/red wire but I noticed the other 2 wires in that plug are yellow & blue, in the other photos those wires are red. Can someone please confirm that this is the correct wire to cut? I just want to be sure before I go snipping underneath my dash. Thanks.

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  11. Dec 4, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    Yeah, looks correct. The poster above you spliced into that wire and he had the same colored wires above you. I'm not sure what year the other colored wires changed, but the DTRL signal wire appears to remain the same [green with red tracer].
     
  12. Dec 4, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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    that's the correct one.. just did it on my 2012. cut it! :eek:
     
  13. Dec 23, 2012 at 12:37 AM
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    Thread revive.

    Is it possible to do this switch on the mirrors with the turn signal and run them as DTRL's?
     
  14. Feb 23, 2013 at 4:10 PM
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    Ok after getting the harness unpluged on the rear of the fuse box and identifing the correct wire to splice i discovered that the harness wouldnt pull down far enough for me to work on it so i decided to save it for another day and i plugged the harness back in and now i dont have any DTRL. Does anyone have any sugestions? I dont get it, it worked befor i unpluged it and i put it back in the exact same place it came off. If anyone can help i would be very thankful.
     
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  15. Mar 9, 2013 at 1:50 PM
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    I removed the pin from the back of M1. Now I want to add a switch and I didn't mark where the pin goes. Anyone able to take a picture of the M1 plug for me and post here please? Now that I have V3 LEDs installed I am not worried about heat ruining my lens.
     
  16. Mar 13, 2013 at 2:07 PM
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    I had originally done this mod over last summer, but left a small switch dangling up behind the dash. Then I stumbled upon these switches that t_e makes and decided to run the switch over to that location on the dash. Wired it up this weekend and couldn't be more pleased. Here's a pic:

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  17. Mar 13, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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    ^ Nice that someone is making switches for the factory blanks. :)
     
  18. Mar 14, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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    That's what I'm talking about! Thank you for the perfect instructions! Works great!
     
  19. Apr 7, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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    I love the search button (that's why my post count is so low)...but to add on to my other empty thread...
    I think I'm figuring this out, but one question...
    If the G/R is a ground, would it be possible to wire new lights hot and tap the G/R as the ground for them?
     
  20. Apr 7, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    I don't know the schematic for that specific circuit, but I'm almost 100% positive that that wire is part of the relay for the entire DTRL circuit. So, only use that wire for running as the turn on switch to a separate relay for your lights.

    However, I can't really answer your question as to if that is the ground or not. If you search google and maybe on here you can find the TSM (service manuals) that have each circuit for the electrical wiring in our trucks. That would show whether or not it is a ground.
     
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