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Headlights, which wire is which?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BigRed2011, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Mar 15, 2012 at 7:37 AM
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    BigRed2011

    BigRed2011 [OP] Straight Riggin'

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    Now before we start, I realise there are much better options are far as lighting for my '05+ Tacoma but I did buy these before doing some research so I'd atleast like to try them out. They are LED "Halo" Projectors. I already am fully aware of replacing the headlight unit itself, that's not my concern. I'm just confused as how to install the extra LED's.

    I want to use the correct LED's at the correct time if you understand my meaning. These headlights come with the "eye brow", "three dots", and "halo rings" on top of my OEM regular set up. How will I tap into the OEM light harness to power these new options correctly?

    If you're following, I'd like the "eye brow" part of the signal. So logically I should tap into the signal's power? (Bare with me, I have no idea what I'm saying.) Now I'd like the halo rings on all the time, thus wire them into the running lights? But will that turn them off when my highbeams are on? And again, which wire is that of the harness for my main bulb. The "three dots" I'd like on to replace my normal yellow lights from my OEM set up.

    I have done as much research as I could, and I'm not completely slow I'm sure I can follow. I'm just looking for a more direct opinion on installation. Pictures are a life saver for me! I'll link a picture to the lights I bought.

    On a side note! I have smoked foglights to follow up with to replace my OEM clear lights. Any direction on swapping those while I'm at it would be great too! Thanks again!

    EDIT: As someone has asked below;

    "Each LED set up on the back of it simply has a white (positive) wire, and a black (ground) wire. They expect you to have the know how to power each of these leads somewhere.

    So, the "eye brow", "three dots", and "halo rings" each have their own respective white and black. "

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Mar 15, 2012 at 7:40 AM
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    gpend5.7sport

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    too damn many
    I had lights just like those on my tundra and when you look at the back is their a ballast looking thing hanging off with a black and red wire?
     
  3. Mar 15, 2012 at 7:49 AM
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    BigRed2011

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    Each LED set up on the back of it simply has a white (positive) wire, and a black (ground) wire. They expect you to have the know how to power each of these leads somewhere.

    So, the "eye brow", "three dots", and "halo rings" each have their own respective white and black.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    BigRed2011

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    Still looking for information! Buuump. :)
     
  5. Mar 16, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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    BigRed2011

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    Bumping again!
     
  6. Mar 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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    aaronbuell

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    I have similar lights I wired mine all together and tied into the parking light. Halos,brow and the 3 leds come on with my parking lights. It was the easiest set up without alot of cutting and splicing.
     
  7. Mar 16, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    GotLift37

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    sounds like you know how to do it. thats how I would do it anyways. Pretty good with electric myself
     
  8. Mar 16, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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    GotLift37

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    and dont cut your factory wires... use something like this [​IMG]
     
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