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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Kujo1stgen, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. Jul 20, 2020 at 7:46 AM
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    Kujo1stgen

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    I put a bumper on my 1st gen taco, it does have after market blinkers. When the blinkers are on, they flash rapidly, before they didn't. Has anyone had this problem, and what was done to correct the problem. It is annoying, thanks for the help.
     
  2. Jul 20, 2020 at 7:48 AM
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    Are all lights working?
     
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  3. Jul 20, 2020 at 7:50 AM
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    They are working, but they flash too quick and not how they would when the stock blinkers were on.
     
  4. Jul 20, 2020 at 7:51 AM
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    Are they LED? You might need a resistor
     
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    I have had situations like that when the blinkers are blinking fast it indicates one of the 4 bulbs have been burnt out
     
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  6. Jul 20, 2020 at 7:53 AM
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    They are LED. Ill look into that. Thank you!
     
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  7. Jul 20, 2020 at 7:53 AM
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    That's what I was getting at. Sometimes the bulbs they send you are junk...
     
  8. Jul 20, 2020 at 7:59 AM
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  10. Jul 20, 2020 at 8:36 AM
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    I just did the the turn signal relocation mod, then used a quick splice so I have both the stock turn signal and the LED in the bumper:

     
  11. Jul 20, 2020 at 9:35 AM
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    led flasher will work
     
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    this is where I put my turn indicators.

    IMG-1565.jpg
     
  13. Jul 20, 2020 at 1:37 PM
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    Use a LED specific flasher, it will stop the hyper blinking. Mine was an EP35L from a local parts store.
     
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  14. Jul 20, 2020 at 3:16 PM
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    Can you wire them both with the stock bulbs instead of LEDS without issues on current or flashing?
    Or do they make a replacement LED that’s the same socket size.

    I was thinking of doing the same thing you did but keeping the sock bulbs and wired to the stock location and the side marker location
     
  15. Jul 20, 2020 at 3:20 PM
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    I need to do this mod. Not because I’m putting an aftermarket bumper on but to make my turn signals more visible in the corner light location.

    You can’t see the turn signals on the front bumper if you are orthogonal to me.
     
  16. Jul 20, 2020 at 3:22 PM
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    So can you just splice into the harness and run both sets of lights at the same time?

    Or use LEDS on one pair of light as the LEDS use much less current
     
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  17. Jul 20, 2020 at 4:31 PM
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    I’d probably just run LEDs for both lights because I don’t know how much heat those little housings can withstand.

    Or if it really doesn’t matter. I dunno.
     
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    "add resistor" should be removed from vocabulary. It is cheaper, easier, faster and much more reliable to use LED compatible flasher (some are mentioned above). Whoever came with the idea of resistor should be connected to 110V and left forgotten :D. That goes together with the idea of putting LED bulbs into headlights and then aiming them straight down, so they don't blind oncoming traffic.:crazy:
     
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  19. Jul 20, 2020 at 4:41 PM
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    say that to me-so customs then for his turn signal kit lol
     
  20. Jul 21, 2020 at 8:11 AM
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    I did keep the stock bulbs. I probably would have just left it with just the relocation mod (and no extra LED), but the bumper came with holes for the turn signals, and came with the LED lights, so I just added them with quick splices.

    But I'd suspect you'd still need an LED flasher even if you used 2 sets of LEDs.
     
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