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Best place to wire in after market DRL's

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Proxima69, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. Feb 26, 2018 at 1:30 PM
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    I have a 2012. I put an EAG Grille on my truck. It has 3 LED lights on it that I'd like to wire up to work in conjunction with the daytime running lights. Anyone know the best place to connect them up to, or which fuse to use?
     
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    you could use an add-a-fuse in the ignition slot in the fuse box under the hood.
     
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    That's the second place I was looking at. The first was the TOW TAIL fuse, so it would come on with the parking lights. IGN might be better though.
     
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    Just as a follow up to this, using the TOW TAIL fuse didn't work. That fuse has constant power, even with no keys in the ignition. I ended up using the IGN fuse. I'd still like it to only light up when the daytime running lights are on, but for now this works.
     
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    um.. actually you mean the type of fuse or the fuse that tolerate the specific amount of current?
     
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    But aren't your DRL's only on/running when the vehicle is on anyway? Thus the IGN fuse would be perfect.
     
  7. Mar 23, 2018 at 8:07 AM
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    I used one of those add a fuse blocks that adds a seperate fuse.
     
  8. Mar 23, 2018 at 8:09 AM
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    My intent was to have them turn off when the headlights went on, just like the DRL's do. Using IGN means they're always on. It doesn't look bad at all though, so I'm happy using the IGN circuit.
     
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    Do the DRLs turn off when the headlights turn on? I'm pretty sure that they (the amber DRLs) stay on with the headlights on the 2014-2017 Tundras. Do they turn off, by default, with the previous gen?
     

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