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Switchback Front Turn Signal Install on 17 SR DCSB

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by patelium21, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Jan 3, 2018 at 9:35 AM
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    patelium21

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    Hey guys,

    I installed switchback LEDs for my front turn signals with resistors to avoid hyperflash and I noticed that there aren't really any threads explaining how to do this when I was looking for one, so I figured id do a write up of how I did it..


    I ordered the parts from a TW Vendor @csjumper2003 (JumpersLEDS)

    I received 2 LED bulbs, 2 Resistors, 4 Self taps for the wiring, and 4 screws to screw the resistors into place.

    First you want to put the resistors onto the wires for the turn signal

    Here are the 3 wires I had

    IMG_7151-1.jpg

    the 3 wires will be: Positive (always on), Positive turn (only on when turn signal), and negative. you may want to use a multimeter to figure out which wire is which or a test light since apparently wire colors differ based on model and where your truck was made.

    For me, the black and white wire was negative and the orange was positive turn. This is important cause you dont want the resistor on all the time or it may get to hot.

    **I heard this but idk how true, - the black and white is negative and the thicker color wire is positive turn but I would test it just in case.

    You want to put one end of the resistor on the NEGATIVE and the other on the POSITIVE TURN SIGNAL

    IMG_7169-5.jpg

    then make sure you screw in the resistor to a metal part on the truck since it will get hot, you don't want it touching plastic or anything it can melt.

    IMG_7172.jpg

    put in your bulb and you should be good to go without any hyper flash.

    With lights on:

    IMG_7173.jpg

    with turn signal:

    IMG_7174.jpg

    if you have any questions you can PM me!

    hope this helps anyone wanting to do this.


     
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  2. Jan 3, 2018 at 10:33 AM
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    on the SR and SR5 models, these are easy since your truck come with 3 wires for the front turn signal.. the TRD trims though is a different story since ours only come with 2 wires. i had to change my stock adaptor to an adaptor with 3 wires for this to work, and the rest is pretty much the same steps as yours.

    good write up bro!
     
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  3. Jan 3, 2018 at 10:41 AM
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    Was this a kit or something? Or did he just put the parts together for you?
     
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  4. Jan 3, 2018 at 10:47 AM
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    If you are looking to do something down the road take out those t-taps and solder the wires.
     
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  5. Jan 3, 2018 at 10:50 AM
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    I guess you can call it a kit, he sent me the parts I needed.
     
  6. Jan 3, 2018 at 10:50 AM
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    Yeah I thought about that, I probably will after I retrofit and get my switchback halos put in. then solder the wires
     
  7. Jan 3, 2018 at 10:55 AM
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    Yes most guys that do any withering on vehicles do not have much faith in t-taps for a reason
     
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    i just spliced mine.. lol
     
  9. Jan 3, 2018 at 11:02 AM
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    Point of it???
     
  10. Jan 3, 2018 at 11:04 AM
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    just for show! lol
     
  11. Jan 3, 2018 at 11:05 AM
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    just a cleaner look to have all white LED
     
  12. Jan 3, 2018 at 11:07 AM
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    i actually changed mine now from the white-amber-white to amber-amber-amber. so i have the LED daytime running light (white) and the amber corner lights ON all the time.
     
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    Ok so no real use thank you unsub
     
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    well, i cant say it has no REAL use becuase i do like how it looks. just like people swapping their grille, does it have a real use to change your grille? i dont think so, but it would make it look better. just my 2 cents =)
     
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  15. Jan 3, 2018 at 11:17 AM
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    So it makes the turn signal white and not amber?
     
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  16. Jan 3, 2018 at 11:18 AM
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    Makes the turn signal white until you actually flash the turn signal. Then it switches to amber while flashing. Then back to white when normal
     
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  17. Mar 12, 2020 at 1:28 AM
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    So with your DRLs is it white or amber? I bought some switchbacks thinking that the DRLs would be white, but they are amber. They aren't white until you turn the headlights on... Not what I was expecting/wanting...
     

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