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Help With Lights!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rcfreak201, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Oct 11, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    rcfreak201

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  2. Oct 11, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    Camper top with racks, Custom fogs behind lower bumper. Interior LED lighting, Rock Lights, Hella 500s with upraged bulbs behind black billet grill, AAL, Front 5100s
    Are they all out or did you wire them all backwards? If you search a guy changed all of his to green or something. They are all the same except for the halos, and I forget what they are too, but they are two just LEDS mounted back to back.
     
  3. Oct 11, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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  4. Oct 11, 2010 at 9:04 PM
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    LEDS have a positive & negative. Reverse polarity on your 2 light wires. LEDs don't just die.

    RZ Rob
     
  5. Oct 11, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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    wait wuts reversing polarity? hows that done?
     
  6. Oct 12, 2010 at 7:04 AM
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    A light bulb has two wires, a positive (red wire) and a negative (black wire). As a test, hook the red wire to the negative (-) side of the battery, and the black wire to the positive (+) side.

    A regular light bulb doesn't matter positive or negative; it'll light either way. An LED does care. There's a distinct positive and negative and hooked the wrong way it won't light. So, take the two wires and 'reverse the polarity' as I describe above.

    RZ Rob
     
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