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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SasquatchJr14, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. Jan 1, 2019 at 6:05 AM
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    SasquatchJr14

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    So I saw on another forum someone worked up their version of raptor lights on a 2nd gen Tacoma and I loved it. So I pretty much did the exact same thing, take the grill apart and drill holes for the LED bolts and wire them into the driver side parking light ( not the drl light).....but the problem is the LED that’s on the far driver side keeps flickering. I figured it was a bad LED so I bought another 2 ( which was good thinking IMO ) and replaced it and now this one is flickering and not working too. I really don’t want to take the grill apart again and put another LED in it. Is there something I’m missing ??

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  2. Jan 1, 2019 at 6:21 AM
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    Pork Chopper

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    Just a guess but maybe there’s not enough amps to power all of them. I’d wire 2 into the pax side if possible.
     
  3. Jan 1, 2019 at 6:40 AM
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    That’s what I thought .... but according to their website (oznium ) each light is only drawing at max 50ma or 0.6 watts. I could be wrong but that wouldn’t be enough to just make one of the leds flicker even after replacing it once ..... would it ? Lol.
     
  4. Jan 1, 2019 at 6:41 AM
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    Try the good old fashioned "wiggle test." That's where you wiggle the wires and connections with the lights on to see if you can cause the flicker. My bet is a bad connection or ground somewhere. Always go for the simplest stuff first.
     
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  5. Jan 1, 2019 at 6:52 AM
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    Well unfortunately wiggling the wires didn’t really change or cause anything to happen, same flicker no matter what. The ground is perfectly fine too. And it’s not a very quick flicker , it’s like a random on-off pulsing .
     
  6. Jan 1, 2019 at 6:56 AM
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    I hate to say it, but I'm leaning towards another bad LED. The quality of most aftermarket automotive LEDs is simply awful.
     
  7. Jan 1, 2019 at 7:05 AM
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    You’re probably right. Sounds like a TRD Pro grill and the amber lights specifically built for them will be coming in the future. Thanks !
     
  8. Jan 1, 2019 at 8:04 AM
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    How about wire the suspect LED directly to the battery and see what happens?
     
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  9. May 15, 2019 at 11:48 PM
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    Try running them to your drls
     
  10. May 15, 2019 at 11:49 PM
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    Are those the morimoto MINI modpods? Or regular size?
     
  11. May 16, 2019 at 10:35 AM
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    LEDs dont flicker unless there is a bad connection on the positive or negative side. If there wasn't enough maps non of them would come on, a d if there were to many amps it would blow all of them. My guess without having any info wouldn't be a bad LED because you've changed it and it does the same. Do you have a multimeter?
     

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