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LED running lights?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by kencraw, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Jul 2, 2012 at 6:37 PM
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    kencraw

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    I bought the following replacement LED daytime running lights for my 2012 Tacoma:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0042FRUN4/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i01

    The "Putco Amber 3157 Type 360-Degree High Intensity LED Premium Replacement Bulb" (for those who don't want to click on the link)

    When I put them in, it blew the 15A turn/hazard fuse, which really surprised me.

    Anyone have that happen? Did I just get a defective pair? Has anyone successfully used them? Or what about a different brand of LED bulbs in the daytime running lights?

    Also, I didn't realize (I'm not sure why, it's obvious) that the daytime running lights are also the turn signal/hazard lights. I've heard that sometimes LED replacements don't use enough current to trigger the toggling. Does anyone know if that's an issue with the Tacoma and the daytime running lights?

    Any advice/experience would be appreciated.
     
  2. Jul 2, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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    hemitruk

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    Got the wrong bulb Theres some threads in here explaining how to check what bulbs you need.Some has positive and negative on same side and the other has pos and neg on oposite sides .something like that Try do a search.Some good info.
     
  3. Jul 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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    you need to do them one at a time cause they have a positive and negative side. one or maybe both could be backwards. same thing happened to me when i changed mines. went through a couple fuses doing mines but once i got them the right way they worked perfect. goodluck
     
  4. Jul 3, 2012 at 5:48 PM
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    Pm Chris (csjumper2003) he will point you in the right direction.
     
  5. Jul 3, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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    VanCity4x Out fer a Rip eh Bud

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    You need non polerised, ive blewn fuses using polerised before.
     
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