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Front turn signal wires HELP

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Neviane, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Apr 25, 2018 at 1:17 PM
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    frizzman

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    yeah they come with the bulb socket but not the plug from the vehicle.

    I need a new one myself I think. I've gone through about 4 housings getting moisture and destroying to reflective coating. tried silicone this last time but still no luck, and only the driver's side too :(
     
  2. Apr 25, 2018 at 1:18 PM
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    you may be able to replace the plug style socket with a standard 3157 bulb socket.. I see no reason why it wouldn't work.. I would double check the notches on the Toyota socket first. https://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-3157-41...ash=item419ec54f2b:g:ncEAAOSwMtxXu5cE&vxp=mtr
     
  3. Apr 25, 2018 at 2:45 PM
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    the housing has 4 (2 different sized) notches.

    4runnerbulbsocket_7fa58d1f91d712cc4a32d8617612b2c4e60c01e2.jpg

    if you can find sockets that fit and direct wire them I'd say go for it. better yet, get 1157 sockets as there are more choices of bulbs. my current DEPO branded ones have 1157 and sooo much cheaper to find LED bulbs :)
     
  4. Apr 28, 2018 at 12:52 PM
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    Got my connector. Which color wire connects to which? And what color/gauge splice do I need?

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    On the car side:
    White/Black Stripe turn signal ground -
    Green/Yellow Stripe + turn signal

    On the new connector:
    Black is ground
    Brown is + parking light
    Yellow is + turn signal
     
  7. Dec 11, 2020 at 9:48 AM
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    So the white/black stripe wire car side gets wired to the black wire on the connector. And the green/yellow stripe wire car side gets wired to the brown and yellow wires on the connector?
     
  8. Dec 14, 2020 at 7:36 AM
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    no, only the yellow wire. you can't use the third wire unless you have a dual-filament bulb (ours are wired for 1 filament function)
     
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    Thank you for clarification. I was getting different ways of doing it from comments and forums.
     
  10. Dec 15, 2020 at 7:18 AM
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    :thumbsup:
     
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    So I tried to replace all of my turn signals with LEDs. I have the correct leds to prevent hyperflash as all of them work, however I have an issue with my left front. I noticed some frayed wires on the white/black ground wire, the turn signal was not working and decided to replace the pigtail. I also have a pigtail with three wires, but I have black, white and yellow. I spliced black to white black and yellow to green/yellow and left the white not used. Now I am getting a very dim front left turn signal when the signal is on and I am getting hyperflash. I get the dimming and hyper flash regardless if I use the led or the incandescent. Any ideas what the turn signal voltage should be? Any idea what is going on here? My nest step is to replace the socket. Right turn signal and rear lights all work and are bright.
     
  12. Jan 19, 2021 at 7:51 AM
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    are you sure you wired the correct wires for the new pigtail? usually they will be located in the same order as the one you cut off so just make sure they are correct.

    also with LEDs they are polarity specific (and for the 01-04 you WILL need CK style 3157/4157, normal x157 will cause issues)
     
  13. Jan 19, 2021 at 8:07 PM
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    Changed the socket. Didn’t help. I guess I could have wired it incorrectly as there were no instructions with the pig tail. I noticed on the stock install that that the orientation of the wires have the ground wire in the middle of the three plug array, the turn signal wires on the top of the array and the bottom array is empty. With the replacement array, I noticed when the pig tail and socket are lined up the same way as on the right, the ground (black) is in the middle, and the yellow wire is on the bottom and the white wire on top. I wired the turn signal into the yellow wire and the white wire is not used. I was going by the color coding of the previous posts. But I am wondering if the coloring on the aftermarket pigtail is less important than the placement of the wires. I guess my question would be if I wired the turn signal wire into the wrong pig tail wire, would that result in a dim turn signal, or would it just not work at all? Also it looks like the new pigtail wires are a larger gauge wire, so would I be loosing voltage there? Pretty sure the ground wire is good to go.
     
  14. Jan 20, 2021 at 7:33 AM
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    it matters more "where" the wires are, not really what color they are. remember it's a "generic" pigtail you bought, not a "Toyota Tacoma" pigtail so the colors will not match.

    You are probably getting cross-signal due to the bulb hitting the other contact. hard to explain for me but normal bulbs are not polarity sensitive and are not CK-style:

    https://www.gtrlighting.com/featured/blog/do-i-have-ck-or-standard-wiring (explains it better for "where the wiring is")

    You can also look on the old pigtail (if you still have it) and see where the contacts are located. then use the same location. I added an extra wire to mine and used it for "running light" to be a constant on. turn signal still functions.
     

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