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How can I change which lights are DTRL's?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by chris duby, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Apr 12, 2011 at 9:44 AM
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    chris duby

    chris duby [OP] This is where I write something clever

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    I had just purchased and installed a set of halo projector headlights with HID's. My 09 Tacoma came with DTRL's (Daytime Running Lights) stock and now, with the new headlights, I don't like the look of it durring daylight hours.

    I have been doing a little research and found that the green wire running the my DTRL's is the "jumper wire". If I cut this wire will my blinkers still work? And can I re-route it to some LED's that came in the headlight housing to have them work as my DTRL's?

    Here is a picture explaining what I'm talking about.

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  2. Apr 12, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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    blinkers will not work if you cut that green wire..i'm still thinking about how you could make it work..you can re-route the hot wire to the LEDs, but then they'd be your blinkers and that would be ridiculous looking
     
  3. Apr 12, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    nevermind yours is probably setup differently than mine..do you have 3 wires going to your current dtrl or 2?
     
  4. Apr 12, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    chris duby [OP] This is where I write something clever

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    yea, I don't want the LED's to blink and I do want to keep my amber blinkers. But I am at work right now and will look at it a little more when I get home. I'll let you know then.
     
  5. Apr 12, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    i have jerry-rigged dtrl..so originally i had two wires (red and white) going to the blinker and the third green that i added. the green turned the blinker into the dtrl. if you have three wires, i imagine you would just take that out (wouldn't cut it just yet) and re-route to the leds like you first said.
     
  6. Apr 12, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    Thanks for the help... What I'm going to try when I get home is using a quicksplice on the 3rd wire (if there is one) and run it to the LED's. I'll let you know if it works.
     
  7. Apr 12, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    There is no third wire on my blinkers, only two. I'm just going to have to settle with what I have now. If anyone else has any info please let me know. Thanks.
     
  8. Apr 12, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    I can say that it's possible to have a swap but the trade off is; when you select turn signal both will blink.
    Do you want that?
    If so, you'll be using additional wire (L & R) and connectors. No cutting originals. Remove/swap signal (DRTL) to LED's.
    Route two new wires from cab to headlights, use OEM loom to hide/protect these new wires.
    Crimp with seal new female 280 GM/Metri pack connector for each new turn signal wire.

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    At the cab, in the plug coming from the blinker relay you will insert a new male 280 GM/Metri Pack connector crimp to the new wire added. (x2)
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    The slots at the plug are the ones next to the turn signal wires.
     
  9. Apr 18, 2011 at 7:10 AM
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    $36.00 for color changing led's...yikes
     
  11. Apr 28, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    Did the switchback bulbs work? Or only the amber still?
     
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