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Switchback led bulbs

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Dogs, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Jan 11, 2020 at 1:31 PM
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    Dogs

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    I'm wanting to combine my turn signals and running lights into one bulb with the switchback leds. I have already done the blinker relocation to my corner lights but the blinker is hard to see when the corner lights are on.
    However, I have amber colored corner lights and would like them to stay amber, but I cant find a switchback bulb that is amber/amber. Does anyone know of one that exists? Or can I splice in my running lights wire to my turn signal bulb socket to do the same thing?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 11, 2020 at 3:37 PM
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    Something slightly different to consider-
    I replaced my turn signal lenses with clear ones and used those for running lights and turn signals.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075YHLS4R/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apap_gKYXXlq8LAKzP

    This foto is one I captured while the left turn signal was on, so it shows the running light and turn at the same time.

    20180531_074656-1.jpg
     
  3. Jan 12, 2020 at 4:58 AM
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    I went through the same thought process but didn’t find amber/amber switchbacks either. You could use relay logic and a mechanical delay relay to implement the logic or find a solid state controller. I didn’t want to rely on that many relays for signals and didn’t find the needed controller circuit on the net so I figured I need to design a simple circuit for it. Just a couple logic gates, a mosfet, and a timer circuit. I was going to do that in a couple months and post the circuit if something doesn’t turn up.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2020 at 5:15 AM
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    I put in Amber/Amber LEDs in the DRLs/turn signals in my 2014. Got them from JumpersLEDs, member @csjumper2003.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2020 at 7:58 AM
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    Okay thanks! I think I'm just going to end up doing what you did. I do love the amber corner lights but I think white LED will look good as well.
     
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    Dang, that seems complex. I think its just a liiiiittle out of my scope of electrical knowledge to do, but thank you for the idea!
     
  7. Jan 12, 2020 at 3:00 PM
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    Thanks KactusJack for the pointer, I'll follow up with your reference. I was hoping to find something and keep it simple and csjumper may have that, will report back if I end up coming up with something different.
     
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  8. Jan 12, 2020 at 3:15 PM
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    Hey Colchicine thanks for linking that kit. It looks like it has a rubber 'fits all' seal that jams in the hole in the corner light. Is that right-- and are you happy with how that seals up the light body, or does it need silicone and attention in the winter?
     
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  9. Jan 13, 2020 at 11:35 AM
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