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Parking lights as turn signals with factory DTRL

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sfcadams, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Jan 11, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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    Anyone know how to do the parking lights as turn signals mod if you have factory DTRL lights? I saw the mod on how to do this but it doesn't mention how to do it if you have factory DTRL. My wiring is like this:

    driver's side inner light wires : solid yellow and white w/black

    driver's side outer light wires : solid green and white w/black

    passenger side inner light wires : solid light blue and white w/black

    passenger side outer light wires : solid green and white w/black wires

    I tried doing the above mentioned mod but used my factory color wires in place of the ones mentioned in the mod and all it does is blow the fuse.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Jan 11, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    anyone?
     
  3. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:01 PM
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    I probably can't help, but the DTRL circuit is a ground switch circuit <maybe> so when you attach wires from the signals to the DTRL circuit, it would create a dead short.
     
  4. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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    I am not a 100% expert on electrical so I couldn't tell you if you are right or wrong, lol. All I know is I tried it the above way and it blew the fuse. There must be a different way to work around it. Just waiting on someone who knows how to do this chimes in.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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    What model do you have that has DTRL as a factory option?
     
  6. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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  7. Jan 12, 2012 at 8:02 AM
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    disabled DRLs disabled seat belt chime disabled the key in the ignition with door open buzzer Installed Illuminated 4wd switch circuit board Marker lights Flashing with turn signals Toggle switch ABS Disable Fog Lights on AnyTime Mod Changed to Yellow bulbs in the Fog Lights Converted interior lights to leds Installed oem roof rack Installed Firestone Ride Rite Air Bags and Daystar Cradles for the air bags Added oil catch can Relentless Tailgate Protector installed
    Would be intereted also. Have same wire colors as Sfcadams. Power is in the Green wires on the corner lights and power is in the biue or yellow wire depending which turn signal is activated.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2012 at 8:11 AM
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    I have mine done to pass UK specs.. no idea how he did it tho? My 3rd brake light comes on with my fogs also now as required.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2012 at 8:12 AM
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    I could take a picture if that would help?
     
  10. Jan 12, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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    Any help would be appreciated by all of us trying to do the above.
     
  11. Jan 12, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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    I would say pull the plugs out and look at the wires. Green is probably more like to be the power, yellow is probably ground. Just splice in to all three and see what works. Trial and error. Good luck
     
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    Still can't get it working....
     
  13. Jan 12, 2012 at 1:59 PM
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    Ok, got it figured out. If you have the daytime running lights from the factory, here is what you do.

    on driver side, cut white w/black strip wire from outer lamp. tape off the wire portion that is remaining on the wire harness. Take the light socket portion of the white w/black stripe wire and wire it to the yellow wire of the driver side turn signal.

    on passenger side, cut white w/black strip wire from outer lamp. tape off the wire portion that is remaining on the wire harness. Take the light socket portion of the white w/black stripe wire and wire it to the light blue wire of the passenger side turn signal.

    That's what worked for me....
     
  14. Jan 12, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    I am pleased to hear that you have it figured out. Good job.
    now post some pics.
     
  15. Jan 12, 2012 at 2:19 PM
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    At first I did the DTRL mod and alternate turn signal mod and it worked great. Next I got the factory DTRL kit and the alternating signals still worked on the parking lights. Had to disconnect DTRL's cause they were fading my chrome reflectors.
     
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    what's the effect? Do they blink at the same time, or alternate?
     
  18. Jan 12, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    Hey guys, just got home from basketball practice with my son. Gonna grab some dinner and then try and figure out how to upload a video of how they work...
     
  19. Jan 13, 2012 at 2:53 AM
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    Mine alternate.
     
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    Did you do the same as above?
     
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