LED bulbs

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by lowpockets49, May 29, 2017.

  1. lowpockets49

    lowpockets49 New Member

    Just replaced tail lights with LEDs Now have Hyper turn signals . How do I correct this issue....I should leave it alone since it don't bother me
     
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Usually that means a build is out somewhere.
     
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  4. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    What year and model? Let's see some pictures.
     
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  5. tjilek

    tjilek New Member

     
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  6. Spiff215

    Spiff215 Member

    When I switched over to LED on my motorcycle, a LED flasher module was needed to correct the flash rate. Is something similar needed for the Taco?
     
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  7. tacotaco88

    tacotaco88 Member

    This is what I used on my 2001 Tacoma.... electronic flasher relay on superbrightleds.com just put in year and all that good stuff. It’s the first step before paying more for resistors.
     
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  8. jrct84

    jrct84 Well-Known Member

    I thought there wasn't a flasher to fix it? I have a 14 Tacoma and I have hyper flash due to changing my turn signals to leds... anything to fix it for my year?
     
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  9. badfish_55

    badfish_55 New Member

    You might need to add in the tailasturn module from diode dynamics with a 50w 9ohm resistor to each side. That's the setup I did and have LEDs for both the brake and turn signal with no issues
     
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  10. B-RI

    B-RI Well-Known Member

    I used the sylvania resisters and they work just fine. I bought them at Autozone but I’m sure you can get them from other places as well.
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  11. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    How many people are going to want to swap out the 2020 OEM LED headlights on their 2016-19 tacos. :D
     
  12. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I’ll stick with the projector beams. They are plenty bright.
     
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  13. B-RI

    B-RI Well-Known Member

    Ya.... I prefer the projector beams also.
     
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  14. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Absolutely.
    If the truck comes with LED I wouldn’t change them but these Tacoma projector beams in the third gene provide better visibility than any other vehicle I’ve had in a while.
    The headlights on my wife’s Ford Edge SUCK. I love the vehicle but it’s headlights are sadly lacking.
     
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  15. Isaac s

    Isaac s Member

    I'm curious what is hyper light? I assume it means your head blink to fast.
     
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  16. B-RI

    B-RI Well-Known Member

    Correct. When you put led bulbs in your turn signals they hyper flash as if there is a burnt out bulb. Reason being is that the led bulbs do not require enough electricity for the trucks system to recognize that there is a bulb in there.
     
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  17. ToyTaco04

    ToyTaco04 Member

    This is right. You just need to stick a resistor inline with the LED to add a little more load. You don't need to spend the money on expensive Sylvania branded resistor. A resister is a resister. You can buy a 6 ohm one for $2.
     

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