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PLEASE HELP - No Turn Signals

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 05PreRunner, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Feb 22, 2008 at 5:41 PM
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    05PreRunner

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    Ok,so i today i decided to change out my front turn signals to new led ones... I guess they didn't work....So, i put on my original ones and now i have no turn signals on both the front and the rear!! I have no clue what to do next............
     
  2. Feb 22, 2008 at 5:49 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    did you check the fuselink to se if you may have accidentally grounded it out???
     
  3. Feb 22, 2008 at 5:54 PM
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    I'll go check it out right now. Thanks
     
  4. Feb 22, 2008 at 5:57 PM
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    Careful, many times cheap LED replacement lights
    don't have an internal resistor and so they blow the fuse or blink really fast.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2008 at 6:05 PM
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    Yup, the fuse was blown............ I'm throwing out the leds! Thanks guys for the quick responses. I just replaced the fuse and everything works perfectly now.......... lol, and yeah those were some cheap leds that i got on e-bay. I thought i messed something up bigtime!
     
  6. Feb 22, 2008 at 6:51 PM
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    How many Amps were the LED's rated at? Power Rating spec ?
    Simple calculation : Power = Amps x Voltage
    Amps = Power / Voltage
    Voltage = Power / Amps
    You already know 1 constant of 12v.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2008 at 6:56 PM
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    It didn't say.... I never saw any specs/ratings. I just though they would work... Oh well, i learned my lesson........lol
     
  8. Feb 22, 2008 at 7:03 PM
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    yeah, some of those LED lights need another module to regulate the voltage or current. not sure what they'll called though.
     
  9. Feb 22, 2008 at 7:09 PM
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    yeah.......i've heard of that, i think its called a LED Load Equalizer.
     
  10. Feb 23, 2008 at 12:14 AM
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  11. Feb 23, 2008 at 6:32 AM
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    No, there's a plug n play harness or box that has the correct resistor(s) or flash regulator for the LED turn signal bulbs so they flash normal speed without cutting, splicing, or doing the math to figure out what you need. Most places that sell the LED replacement bulbs SHOULD have that thing (whatever it's called).
     
  12. Feb 23, 2008 at 8:02 AM
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    I know what you are talking about. I posted that link because a resistor can be bought for less than a buck and it's small, those adapters are somewhat bigger and cost several dollars. That's all you need to regulate flash etc. it just produces enough resistance so that the relay doesn't think the bulb is burnt out.
     
  13. Feb 23, 2008 at 3:49 PM
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    Some of the High End LEDS are High -Voltage low current.
     
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