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Ijdmtoy switchbacks

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by RipVanDango, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Jan 14, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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    RipVanDango

    RipVanDango [OP] Active Member

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    Ijdmtoy led switchbacks, dtrl replacement.

    I'm not sure if anyone has used these besides me, but I'm having an issue with them draining the battery. I have different ideas as to why but haven't been able to actually test or isolate the problem. I have just noticed lately that the auto start takes several tries to get the truck started and then the normal
    Key turnover is not the usually strong instant start up on the first turn over.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc2hl-s81mc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    The switchbacks work great, they are bright, the work properly, it's just weird that something like that would cause such a huge drain. Anyone have any ideas?

    They do not illuminate on their own when the truck is off either.
     
  2. Jan 16, 2013 at 6:29 AM
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    Stockmonester

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    Im looking into getting these to from diodedynamic.com . You could email them see what they say.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2013 at 2:36 AM
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    tacowestley

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    i got a set of switchbacks as well...how did you wire them up?
     
  4. Jan 21, 2013 at 6:48 AM
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    RipVanDango

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    Only wiring was tapping the resistors in. Other than those the LEDs plugged straight in. Also I tapped the resistors into the tail lights because it means less crap under the hood to look at, also I was feeling lazy and didn't want to get my meter to figure out which wire was the hot, since there are 3 coming in.
     
  5. Sep 19, 2014 at 5:39 PM
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    sundene

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    Did you figure out what the drain on the battery was and how are they working after having them for a while??
     
  6. Sep 20, 2014 at 4:19 AM
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    pringles808

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    i have these same switchbacks with the resistors but haven't experienced any problems whatsoever. must be something else
     
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