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Plug and Play Brake Light taps

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (2016+)' started by Puppypunter, Feb 11, 2021.

  1. Sep 17, 2021 at 2:17 PM
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    Puppypunter

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    Those look great where you put them!
     
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  2. Sep 17, 2021 at 9:58 PM
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    I haven't given up on this, but combining brake and turns gets tricky. I believe @caribe makaira had a way to do, and if I ask real nice and explain that I am a forgetful idiot, he might tell me again? :fingerscrossed:
     
  3. Sep 17, 2021 at 10:00 PM
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    Of course Johnny. What is the specifics on the FULL, is the 7 or the 4 circuit?
     
  4. Sep 17, 2021 at 10:04 PM
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    PM sent
    PM sent. For anyone reading, yes, I can make taps for the OEM tailgate lock as well if you have a locking topper.
    PM sent as well.
    PM sent :)
    I can. If Dave hasn't hooked you up already, let me know :)
    Just wanting to point out to @Diode Dynamics that there is plenty of room in these housing, and even an open slot in the deutsch connector to have 2 backlight colors.... Like Amber and red, red and white, or amber and white.... Oh, the things I could do! :drool:
     
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    I would think maybe the 4? I wouldn't know where to begin on adding a brake controller (that' not entirely true. I would begin something like "hey, Caribe.... )
     
  6. Sep 20, 2021 at 1:31 AM
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    I’ll take one!
     
  7. Sep 20, 2021 at 4:12 AM
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    I don’t really know either but my ‘02 Tundra has an aftermarket harness for a brake controller so that may help us a tiny bit. I was planning to clean it up when I install my RedArc.
     
  8. Sep 23, 2021 at 5:59 PM
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    I got my harness in today. Install was super clean and easy. Great quality product! Thanks again!
     
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  9. Sep 23, 2021 at 7:03 PM
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    This is a cool idea. It would mean that more hierarchy would be required in order to control them without some sort of external controller. For example, red (for braking) would be lowest priority, then amber (for turning/flashing) would slot above that, and the main chips would turn on for reverse function.

    There's a two-stage hierarchy already built into them, so the idea isn't that far out. The backlight LEDs turn off when the main emitters fire. This is a great feature because it makes plugging them into the trailer port for my use very easy.

    Perhaps @Diode Dynamics hasn't ventured here because they would basically be full-function taillights at this point, and I think that means DOT compliance would be required to advertise them as such. As it is, the backlights work best as simply accent lighting, especially with the different swappable optics that would make compliance difficult or impossible.
     
  10. Sep 23, 2021 at 7:28 PM
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    I would be happy with just another color option, same hierarchy on both and just let it be field configured. Or, for what I originally wanted to do, a separate ground for the backlight color would have been way cool to. My original plan was to have White Primary/White backlight, but have the backlight hooked up like the puddle pods. But since those are ground switched, I couldn't do it.
     
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  11. Sep 24, 2021 at 7:13 AM
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    We have plans for the future, there is a reason we picked 4 pins instead of 3 :)

    Very perceptive. Yes, the compliance concerns have held us back from making a full "tail light pod" or something along those lines, but we do have some fun things planned that are not intended for tail light replacement.
     
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  12. Sep 24, 2021 at 7:36 AM
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    Great, now I’m dying to know!
    “Off Road Use Only” :rofl:
    I would love to see something from Diode Dynamics as far as what you guys could do.
    Something to compete with the Baja Designs RTL series? Or multiple color option SSC’s would be really cool.
     
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