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Side Turn Signal Repeaters / Markers Mod

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Crom, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Apr 23, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    Crom

    Crom [OP] Time is precious; use it wisely

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    I always felt that the taco would benefit from side turn signals and I didn't want to mess with making the running light do double duty as alternating flashers. I wanted something different so I added some axillary turn signals on the flank (side). It really helps. Drivers on my side can see my intentions and they seem to GTFO the way much quicker now.

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    If you're going to do this mod it's probably a good idea to read up on vehicle codes for your State. If you have DTRL and you perform this mod, the LED's will behave the same way because it's the same circuit.

    Parts for the mod

    1. 2 x 12v LED modules yellow (waterproof)
    2. 12' split wire loom
    3. vinyl electrical tape.
    4. solder and soldering iron
    5. 12' hookup wire
    6. wire stripping tool
    7. Liquid Tape
    8. 4 x quick splices
    Step #1 Prepare your LED and harness.
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    Solder the leads of the LED module to 6' of hookup wire. I state 6' but when everything is said and done your new harness will probably use 5' of wire. Protect the connections with heat-shrink and then a couple coats of liquid tape, which should make the connection waterproof.

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    Next put the wire into split wire loom. Leave the LED with about 3" of wire out one end.
    Wrap the split wire loom with the vinyl electrical tape.

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    Now, take the end of the harness with the LED on it. You will want to seal the end of the split wire loom with liquid tape. This should make it impervious to water. Stuff some material into the end of split wire loom to build a base if you want to. I found a rubber grommet that worked well but anything should do. Now apply liberally several coats of liquid tape. Read the bottle for instructions.
    When it cures it will be waterproof.

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    Step #2 Prepare your truck


    Open your drivers side door and look at the weather stripping between the body and front quarter panel. Grab it at the top and peel this back so you can make a passageway between the door hinge and the top of the engine bay. It's actually pretty perfect (the route of the harness).

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    Next protect the LED with some vinyl tape during install. Route your new wire harness accordingly. To get the LED module to the door hinge area through the engine bay you'll need a pull/push stick. I used a very stiff wire as a push stick.

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    Push the LED to its location and remove the stick.

    I used some alcohol to clean the paint and when it vaporized I affixed the LED to the trucks surface just below the first crease in the fender.

    The LED comes with 3M adhesive tape so its very durable and well suited for an exterior connection.

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    Once the LED is mounted push the excess wire and wire harness behind the weather stripping. Pull the excess back into the engine bay if you have to. Now push back the weather stripping back into it's original location. You should now have about 1.5" of black wire that pokes around the weather stripping. It should look super clean.

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    Step #2 Splice into the factory harness.

    Locate the factory harness for your turn signal.

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    Unravel the electrical tape and expose the wires.

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    The blue is +12V and the black/white is ground. Tap into the wires. I used a quick splice but before I put the wires into it, I dropped a bunch of liquid tape into it before I pressed the connection closed. When it cures I presume this would make it waterproof. It was a bit messy but it worked. I had some 2" split wire loom laying around and I used about 6" to protect my splices, I then sealed it up with a fresh wrap of vinyl tape. It looks bombproof.

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    Step #3 Test your new side turn signal.

    The hazard switch is a good way to test your new turn signals. Hopefully all is good.

    Step #4 Repeat on the passenger side.

    Here is a picture of the passenger side aux / side marker wire harness wire path.

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    Videos:

    My camera does not do well in the dark...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1nwRMtb3vg


    Credit:

    I'd like to thank Wing103 for his willingness to share long after he'd completed his mod.

    LED
    module uses 6 PLCC-2 style surface mount LEDs with a wide 110 degree viewing angle. Specs: Current draw: 80 mA Length: 2.25", Width:0.375", Height:0.25"

    They're very bright and I'm very happy with them.

    UPDATE JULY 2010

    After several months of lots of sunshine and lots of 100° F + heat I can tell you that the LED's are holding up very well. They have yellowed slightly due to the UV exposure, but I expect them to be fine.

    UPDATE JULY 2012

    After two years they're still working like the first day I installed them. :)

    Here are some more pictures of the finished product.

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  2. Apr 23, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    MJonAgs32

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  3. Apr 23, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    Looks good! :thumbsup: I'll be waiting for pics of how you mounted to the truck. I can sorta visualize it, but close up pics would be cool.

    Will have to look at the wiring some more to figure out how it'll work with my alternating turn signals.
     
  4. Apr 23, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    it will flash the same way he has shown, unless you flip the connections aeound then it will flash the same as the corner light.
     
  5. Apr 23, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    Looks good! I've seen one that mounts to the back side of the mirrors on the doors, but they are big. These are small, but very bright. Nice:D BTW, where did you get the LEDs??
     
  6. Jul 6, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    Crom, great mod. Can you show us a close up picture of the new light taken during the day? Thanks.
     
  7. Jul 7, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    Primersinmyshoe, I have updated the OP with some recent photos. Hopefully that is what you wanted. Let me know if you have more questions. Aside from my sliders, this has been my favorite mod to my truck.
     
  8. Jul 7, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    Looks good. Will they stay on the the DTRL though?
     
  9. Jul 7, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    See quote below.

     
  10. Jul 7, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    I missed it. Thanks.
     
  11. Jul 7, 2010 at 2:21 PM
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    nice!
     
  12. Jul 9, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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    I had a thought about these. People that have DTRL can just tap into the rear signal wires so these side marker lights don't stay on all the time.
     
  13. Jul 9, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    nicee i was thinking of putting something like those on after i get new fiberglass fenders.. so the light would stick out more and therefore tell drivers HEY I'm Coming!!
     
  14. Jul 9, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    Very nicely done.
     
  15. Jul 12, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    This is definitely possible and I think it's a good idea.

    I think they do help.

    Thanks!
     
  16. Nov 23, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    Maybe I missed where it was posted, but where did you get those LED modules? They look nicer than most I've seen.
     
  17. Nov 23, 2010 at 2:07 PM
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    I'd PM him. I want to know as well.
     
  18. Nov 23, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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    I got them from here: http://www.oznium.com/led-modules

    They're holding up pretty good. The UV light from the sun is starting to degrade the epoxy they are encased in but they still look and function very well.

    If anyone knows of a cheap reliable UV clear coat that can be applied please let me know.

    Thanks
     
  19. Nov 23, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    Cool i like lighting projects!!
     
  20. Nov 23, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    Thanks, just ordered a pair and can't wait to install them.

    I've used 303 UV treatment on my kayaks for years and plan on using it on my soft-top now that I have it on my truck full time. Seems to work and it's fairly cheap.
     
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