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LED Tail lights

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by A/C Mech, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. Jun 3, 2019 at 10:21 PM
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    A/C Mech

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  2. Jun 3, 2019 at 11:21 PM
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    If you have one side stock halogen, and the other led, does the LED work?
     
  3. Jun 4, 2019 at 8:17 AM
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    Sorry had to edit my problem. Forgot to add the issue is the brake lights. They work when the running lights are off. When the running lights are on they don’t. Seems as if they are “single” LED’s.
    The description said they would work as tail/brake lights.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2019 at 8:18 AM
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    I’m gonna check right now.
    Thanks
     
  5. Jun 4, 2019 at 8:23 AM
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    Are the "running lights" really bright? Like brake light bright? If so, they may be (for some reason) backwards.

    If that is the case, then your running lights are using the "brake" brightness, and when you press the brakes the "running light" brightness is triggered, but is not visible because it's already putting out the brighter "brake" light. Does that make sense?

    I am not sure how that would be possible, but that's a scenario that would explain the symptoms you described.
     
  6. Jun 4, 2019 at 9:41 AM
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    That’s kinda what it seems like...
    Because I just checked them in the daylight and it seems like they work fine. At night you can not notice them. How the hell did that happen!? All I did was plug in some LEDs in place of the halogen bulbs...
    These LED’s are kinda a pain in the ass...
    Had to install those resistors in the turn signal lights...
    Probably should of just left it all OEM!
     
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    Yes!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Jun 5, 2019 at 3:17 PM
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