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Yellow light things? Where the blinkers are?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by RJALLDAY702, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Sep 13, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    RJALLDAY702

    RJALLDAY702 [OP] U MAD? OH U MAD

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    Not quite sure how to word this.. Bare with me.. :p

    I noticed a lot of tacoma's can have the yellow strip of light (the blinker light)
    They can have it stay on, and I thought all tacoma's had this feature, but when i turn my light switch to the middle, only the sides of my headlights turn on..

    whats up with this? is it some kind of bonus feature? day time running lights?

    They say there is no such thing as a stupid question...
     
  2. Sep 13, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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  3. Sep 13, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    I think what you are referring to is the DRL that some Tacomas were equipped with while other weren't.
     
  4. Sep 13, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    RJALLDAY702

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    Thought so! Thanks! :D
     
  5. Sep 13, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    An easy wire in. Takes about 10 mins, and 2ft of wire. :)
     
  6. Sep 13, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    Takes about 5 seconds and a pair of wire cutters to take them out.. Roflmao

    JK..... ;)
     
  7. Sep 13, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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    no issues yet with my '11
     
  8. Sep 13, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Go onnnn......
     
  9. Sep 13, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    Well you can wire them directly to the headlights so they are on all the time and they never blink or anything or you can do it the right way with relays so they work properly. They choice is yours.
     
  12. Sep 13, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    cc350

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    I jumped them from the side marker lights. So they come on with parking lights. Just jump from marker hot and pop the plug from the turn signal connector push wire in plugs spot with 1/4 wire striped replug test.Lights come on with parking lights and headlights and turn signals work as they did before mod. You'll see it's a high/low bulb.
     
  13. Sep 14, 2011 at 8:24 AM
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    Think you could make a quick schematic for this? I think I follow, and it makes sense.... but would be nice to visually verify what you are saying.
     
  14. Sep 19, 2011 at 3:39 PM
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    interested too, that would help a little
     
  15. Sep 24, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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    i wired mine up this way....so when i turn on my parking lights the blinkers turn on n when i turn on my blinkers to turn the corner lights blink as well :thumbsup:

    http://youtu.be/ousjed3bS74
     
  16. Sep 24, 2011 at 3:23 PM
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    Thats sick!!!
     
  17. Sep 24, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    :humble:thank you, thank you lol jk...i like it...i drive like that with my fogs when the sun starts to set then when its dark i just turn on my headlights
     
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    X3... I think I understand what to do, but would appreciate a quick hand drawn schematic....
     
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    It's #45 on the "Cheap/Free Mods" list found here.

    And Schematic, if it links/shows

    http://s82.photobucket.com/albums/j...view&current=SignalsNSideMarkersJungleman.jpg

    EDIT: And if you link all the way to Jungleman's write-up @ ToyotaNation,
    heres the link to Danial Stern's site, he refers to. Good reading about lighting stuff

    http://www.danielsternlighting.com/home.html


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    Ok..so I had some time to play around with the wires today....

    I have a 2011 with no DTRL at all. I did the mod that jumps the wire from the side markers. It makes the front blinker lights stay "on" but not ultra bright - so it's using the "low" element in the bulb. They only get brighter with the second "high" element when the turn signal is applied and they then blink (or alternate) from "low" to "high".

    Here's my question:

    When putting the DTRL's in using the relays as Toyota would do, you're obviously not using the third plug on the bulb and because of that, you're not using the "low" element of the bulb. Is this why some people have melting and bubbling lenses - because the relay turns the DTRL's on using the "high" element??
    By jumping the wire, you're utilizing the "low" element (which otherwise will never be used), and even though the bulb gets hot, it will never get as hot a the "high" element being on all the time.

    I also did the side/corner blinker mod as well (exactly as shown in the video above). I like the idea that people more to the sides can see where you'll be turning...
    Before I forget - anyone with a 2011 that wants to do the side/corner blinker mod should note: The wire colors to cut and splice are different than the write-up mentioned here...
     
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