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LED Lighting Conversion

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by chan2565, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. Apr 11, 2018 at 3:48 PM
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    noob59

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    no shit on the effin blue lights! man I hate em.
     
  2. Apr 11, 2018 at 3:55 PM
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    Here is my quick video comparing the stock front turn signals to LED turn signals.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjDE421hnpI


    Link to the bulb: http://a.co/aLzZtBm


    I talked about a minor issue I saw with these bulbs and this is what it was.

    So these bulbs should not require load resistors for the 2017 Tacoma. Now that is somewhat true as these tend to work just fine about 85 to 90 percent of the time. My issue is with the driver side signal. It will occasionally go into a hyper flash and I think I have figured out what causes this. It only does this when it has been sitting in direct sunlight for a period of time or when the blinker is on for a long period of time. My theory is that the bulb heats up slightly and that causes the hyper flash. Although it doesn't do it on the passenger side so it could just be a somewhat faulty bulb. Other than the occasional hyper flash, these bulbs are great.
     
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  3. Apr 11, 2018 at 7:45 PM
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    Stepping up your game with videos now Son! Noice!

    Strange the drivers side is affected and not the passengers side. I seem to remember people saying they had problems with the passengers side after doing the LED swap in the tails.

    I have to admit, these are bright AF! I'll be watching closely to see what happens and if you get this figured out. Definitely interested in this change! Me likey!

    :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Apr 11, 2018 at 8:45 PM
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    From what I read, the fronts don't need resistors, but when you decide to change our your rear turn signals, that's when you'll need resistors. I just changed my fronts recently, and planning to do my rears, but with resistors. I'll keep an eye on it a few times to see if it has any issues.
     
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  5. Apr 11, 2018 at 9:00 PM
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    Yea, that's what I thought too, wonder why @Parker315 is having issues with the fronts?
     
  6. Apr 12, 2018 at 5:19 AM
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    random - but can anyone confirm what color the normal DRLs / Rigid Fogs that come on the Pro? Are they 5000k? Trying to make sure I buy LEDs that match.
     
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  7. Apr 12, 2018 at 5:35 AM
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    The DRL in the 2017 are at least 6500k or more. They are very bright with even a slight hint of blue. At least mine are. I know the 16 Tacoma DRL isn’t quite as bright as the 17 or 18 models though. 16 model may be down in the 5500k.

    The Hikari Phillips, AuxBeam F-16, and Hikari Cree bulbs are all very close if not the same as DRL color output for the 17+ models.

    Hikari Phillips LED: $90 HIKARI LED Headlight Bulbs Conversion Kit -H11 (H8,H9),Philips Lumileds 12000lm 6K Cool White,2 Yr Warrantyhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B077BT6M6Z/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Jh1ZAb2516PS6

    HIKARI LED CREE: $70 HIKARI LED Headlight Bulbs Conversion Kit -HB3(9005),CREE XHP50 9600lm 6K Cool White,2 Yr Warrantyhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LCE1AY2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_pi1ZAb5KE13C1

    Auxbeam LED F-16: $52 Auxbeam H11 LED Headlight Bulb F-16 Series LED Headlight with 2 Pcs of headlights H8 H9 60W 6000lm CREE LED Chips Fog Light - 1 Year Warrantyhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KYZU604/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_nj1ZAbTF5752W

    I can’t speak on the ridgid Pro fogs though since I haven’t seen them in person.
     
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  8. Apr 13, 2018 at 5:01 PM
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    Plates to match the yellow led theme (photoshop-plates ordered)

    new ft plates.jpg
    all yellowed out.jpg
     
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  9. Apr 13, 2018 at 7:49 PM
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    I like it!
     
  10. Apr 15, 2018 at 7:31 PM
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    What kind of fogs are those ?
     
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  11. Apr 15, 2018 at 7:32 PM
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    Does anyone know of good led bulbs that can be used in fog lights without any high glare issues?
     
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  12. Apr 15, 2018 at 7:40 PM
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    BAJA DESIGNS WIDE CORNERING
     
  13. Apr 15, 2018 at 11:13 PM
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  14. Apr 16, 2018 at 6:01 AM
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    The Hikari Phillips would be the best for reduced glare to oncoming drivers. However the throw is significantly reduced with these as fog lights. I use Aux F-16 bulbs $52 Auxbeam H11 LED Headlight Bulb F-16 Series LED Headlight with 2 Pcs of headlights H8 H9 60W 6000lm CREE LED Chips Fog Light - 1 Year Warrantyhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KYZU604 and I never get flashed and they don't seem to have a log of glare at all. Check out page 112 post #2236
     
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  15. Apr 16, 2018 at 5:33 PM
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    Please forgive the new guy if already posted, but I have a Hikari LED question.

    I replaced the low beams on the projectors and loved them so much I decided to replace the highs. The driver-side bulb is aligned perfectly (vertically), but the passenger-side is toed-in clockwise about 35-40deg. The beam pattern is different enough that it bothers me. Anyone else have this issue?
     
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  16. Apr 16, 2018 at 5:47 PM
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    Here is the fix. Remove the 2 little screws. Remove the plastic collar. Drill new holes as pictured. Install screws in new holes. Fixed.

    pass high beam resolution.jpg
    After fixed

    pass high beam after resolution.jpg
     
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  17. Apr 16, 2018 at 5:58 PM
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    Thanks!!
     
  18. Apr 16, 2018 at 6:04 PM
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    No problem. I think I was the first one to actually fix it. Most people didn't sweat it. The high beams apparently don't require to be exactly straight but I did it anyway. The driver is off slightly so I simply drilled new holes directly adjacent to the factory holes to fix that one. I only used 1 screw in each bulb. You can drill 2 holes but 1 is enough to lock it in place.
     
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  19. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:23 PM
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    Those ugly hands look familiar for some reason...
     
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  20. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:39 PM
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    Cannot remember where I got the picture before I marked it up for the bulb mod. Looking at it one would think the woman holding the bulb had a rough life.
     
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