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Installed Resister for LED hyper-flashing

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by JabambyBrew, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. Mar 28, 2019 at 12:17 PM
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    JabambyBrew

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    I installed resister for my rear turn singles for hyper-flashing on my LEDs. I watch Taco Twans video 5 time before I installed them. After installing them I still get hyper-flashing when I have the lights on but not when I have the hazards on. I noticed in the video Taco Twan doesn’t test each turn singles out by its self just the hazards. What an I doing wrong? Any help would be great!
     
  2. Mar 28, 2019 at 12:54 PM
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    LEDs used for rear turn signal or LED turn signals in front too?
    If both you will need 4 load resistors total.
     
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    I only used resistors in the rear - I have LED everything in my tail lights + LED front turns.

    Did you use 50w 6ohm resistors?
     
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    Symptoms would indicate resistance is too high. Suspect double check connections made for poor connection, or reduce resistance by another ohm ie 6 ohm to 5 ohm.
     
  5. Mar 28, 2019 at 1:58 PM
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    This what I used.

    https://www.amazon.com/Resistors-Si...id=1553806502&s=gateway&sprefix=led+re&sr=8-8

    I even went ahead and redid the connections. I do have led turn singles in the front but never had a problem with them.
     
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    Which wires did you bridge in the rear? You should have bridged the yellow to the white/black on the driver side and the blue to white/black on the passenger side.

    The size resistors you have match what I successfully used, so I think you may have a wiring issue.

    The hazards don't hyperflash because they bypass the normal flasher circuit and always flash at a set rate
     
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    From what you said I did it wrong. I think Taco Twan did it wrong as well. Yeah I didn’t do the yellow or blue wires. Dammmmit. Easy fix though. Thanks for the help.
     
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    I had to check them with a meter because, like you, I found that information seemed to be conflicting where I was reading. If you bridged the white/black and green (both thinner wires), that was the running light.
     
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    WTF is a Taco Twan?
     
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    YouTube channel lol
     
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    Thanks for the info. That fixed it. Oh yeahhhh!
     
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    Another option for those looking to do the same.
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    I had to add some resistors for after swapping out all my bulbs for LEDs and this post saved me so much time. Thanks @Vinci!
     
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    I see this is an old post, but I am having similar issues. Is there a way to install one resistor for the entire lighting system? I thought this was one circuit. I have after-market LED assemblies in the front and rear. The hazard lights only work when the engine is running. I am sure I need a resistor. I don't know which one and how to install it.
     
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    ^You have aftermarket tail light assemblies or LED bulbs? Most LED tail light assemblies have the load resistor mounted right on the casing.
     
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    ^Googling the Keystone P/N TO2503291 shows this headlight is intended for 2020+ TRD OR/Sport/Limited models that came with the same style of LED reflector headlights from the factory (i.e. it's intended to be a crash replacement part). What year and model is your truck? Are you using any adapter harnesses?
     
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    I have a 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport. I had to use the conversion kit to make it fit into my truck.
     
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    Has anyone installed resistors on OEM LED headlights? I know it doesn't sound very clear. The situation is that I got OEM LED headlights for my truck (Aftermarket headlights come with the resistors already installed), and now I am having issues with the hazard lights only when the car is not running. Are there any schematics on how to install the 50W load resistor? I need to find out which is the blinker cable. I understand that one end of the resistor goes to the ground cable and the other to the blinker cable. Thats is difficult to tell because my conversion kit only has DRL, Low beam, and high beam.
     

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