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rewiring corner lights/turn signals

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by DSully72, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Jul 5, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    DSully72

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    Can you LEGALLY rewire your lights so your corner lights are your turn signals, and your turn signals are like fog lights? I don't really understand what purpose the corner lights serve, and I don't like how the space in the bumper is wasted on turn signals rather than fog lights when I think the corner lights would be fine as turn signals...
     
  2. Jul 5, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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    not sure if its legal but quite a few boys on here have done that mod, a guy recently did a write up on how to do it with pics.
     
  3. Jul 5, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    good stuff... imma find the thread. i guess i can just ask law enforcement or something next time i get a chance... if not ill just wait til i get out of va
     
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    it is legal but only if you put a brighter bulb in the corner lights. but i highly doubt that a cop will pull you over for something that ridiculous
     
  5. Jul 5, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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    do you need to get a switch for the fog lights? or do they just come on automatically when you turn on the headlights?
     
  6. Jul 5, 2010 at 2:58 PM
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    they would come on automatically as your marker lights normally do
     
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    they will come on automatically with the headlights when you switch the wiring. the whole thing was a little complicated for me so i gave up on it ha
     
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    lol yeahi saw u posted you would just get it done professonally in the other thread lol. imma have to give it a shot once i buy the new bulbs... dont know how soon thatll be... im holding off on mods til i get a new job... hopefully in the next few days ill hear back form pearson toyota on whether i got a job there or not.
     
  9. Jul 5, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    im just not good with electrical stuff ha, i can replace bulbs and thats about it
     
  10. Jul 5, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    i hear ya... im better with mechanical stuff myself... but i mean ill just get my dad to help out... hes on TW as well. he drives a 2010 DC TRD sport. but yeah he and i are always workin on the truck.
     
  11. Jul 5, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    Legally, well, that depends on your own state.

    My state, Utah, requires turn signals that can be seen from the front for xx yards. It also requires marker lights.

    So, if I wanted to do this, I'd have to put both the turn signals and the marker lights in the corner lights. The corner lights can be seen from the front, so as long as I have two different functions running off the corner lights, I should be fine. Not sure on your own state laws though.

    Now as for wiring the fog lights, I think I'd take the route of actually running new wires for the fog lights and put some real fogs in. I guess you could get away with some leds or something instead, but ya might as well do it right the first time and put the fogs on their own fuse. If you use a relay you can easily set it up to auto turn on/off with your headlights, if thats what you wanted.
     
  12. Jul 5, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    i am building a front bumper for my truck and the only thing holding me back is the moving the turn signals on the bottom bumper, any ideas?
     
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