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NEED HELP???????

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by chaz834, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Apr 24, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    Did the fog light mod a few months back everything worked fine with the 3157 bulbs... So I decided to go with the 3157 LED's now I dont have any lights on my speedometer or climate control lights or tail lights anyone know why this might be...
     
  2. Apr 24, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    Could be a resistance thing. A lot of times when you switch to LED bulbs you have to add in a resistor because their current draw is far less than a standard bulb.
     
  3. Apr 24, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    x2 You may have blown a fuse
     
  4. Apr 24, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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    But I plugged in one of the LED's yesterday and it worked fine so I decided to put both in today now nothing works so I put the regular 3157 bulbs back in and still nothing works :confused:
     
  5. Apr 24, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    I checked the fuses they all look fine
     
  6. Apr 24, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    Exactly. One incandescent bulb had enough resistance. Then you added the second LED which was probably enough to exceed the current flow of the fuse causing it to blow.
     
  7. Apr 24, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    Did you try switching back to the other bulbs?
     
  8. Apr 24, 2011 at 6:19 PM
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    Yeah still nothing works...
     
  9. Apr 24, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    You checked the fuses under the hood too?
     
  10. Apr 24, 2011 at 6:22 PM
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    Yea to use LEDs you have to put in online resistors. Im not sure what impeadence but I know you need em. Why they aren't workin now in beyond me tho...
     
  11. Apr 24, 2011 at 6:22 PM
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    Yeah they looked fine also... :confused:
     
  12. Apr 24, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    :confused: The systems you described not working are all supplied by different fuses. I've got no clue what's going on.
     
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    Might have fried a connection or wire somewhere with the LED bulbs letting too much current flow through the wiring. :notsure:
     
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    Really sounds like a blown fuse, though the LEDs themselves should not have caused it. (They consume LESS power than standard bulbs and, therefore, draw LESS current. Note also that I switched fog light mod over to 3157 LEDs with no resistors and had no trouble.) Despite the fact that the fuses LOOK OK, I'd check them with a multi-meter to be SURE. Also, double-check all your connections to be sure none of those you modified are shorting-out...
     
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    Could be.
     
  16. Apr 24, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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    That's the same thing my dad said... Everything was working fine last night its weird... :mad:
     
  17. Apr 24, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    +1... I've put leds in multiple times without resistors and had no problems other than if they were in blinkers I would get hyperflash.
     
  18. Apr 24, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    double checked and found a fuse was blown thanks for the help guys.
     
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