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Front Side Markers to Blink with Turn Signal. (3rdGen)

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by TBS, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. Nov 1, 2017 at 7:07 PM
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    TBS

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    I've had a number of times where drivers were unable to see that I was turning. I really don't like that from the side of the vehicle, you cannot see the turn signal blinking. How can I get the front side markers to blink when I am turning? I have a 2017 SRD CrewMax with no mods. Pretty much factory.

    I apologize if someone else has asked this. I did a search on side markers and no real results for what I am looking for.

    Thanks,
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    I like the idea. I'm sure someone will have a solution. Maybe electrical genius @TundraTex ?
     
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    Get mirrors with turning signal or bolt markers to the mirrors.. They are already prewire with turning signal..but I do agree it's hard with such a big truck. now try it while towing a 30ft camper on I4 between Tampa and Orlando..
     
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    Hmmm. One more thing to add to the list.
     
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    I think this is a great idea so I did a little searching.
    Found this:
    "Disconnect the GROUND wire to the front marker light, and connect the
    bulb's ground to the switched signal on the adjacent indicator.

    That's it!

    Quick explanation:

    1) When the indicator is off, the +side is grounded. When it's flashing,
    this alternates between +12 and ground (obviously)
    2) The marker light's +side is grounded when switched off.
    3) Because of (2) when the indicator is switched on, you pull the ground
    side of the marker to +12v lighting the marker with the indicator
    4) When headlights are on, the marker is grounded through the indicator
    (1) and lights up as usual. When the indicator flashes ON, the marker
    light turns OFF, as both of its connectors are taken to +12v.

    A bulb doesn't care which way round the supply is connected. This takes
    advantage of that and the fact that the relays/flashers ground their
    outputs when off."
     
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    I think you may have it electrically. Do you know if anyone has tried this? Seems simple enough.
    Question though? Would that make a fast blink? Even if the side marked was an LED?
     
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    I've done it, and I have LEDs for the side marker lights. The thing Is, you have to make sure they're in the right way because the LEDs have polarity. So basically when my lights are off during the day the side marker is also off and does not blink with the turn signal. But when my lights are on, the side marker is constant on and is also a blinker. If you keep the traditional bulb in there then it's a blinker when your lights are on or off, it just alternates with the directional bulb. And for those who still have the Amber DRLs the side marker is constantly on with those too.
     
  9. Nov 5, 2017 at 5:49 PM
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    I wouldn't think that you would have the traditional led blink rate issues. With this mod you are simply cutting power to a light that is constantly on (when your headlights are on) instead of sending power through the led & then completing the circuit.
     
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  10. Nov 5, 2017 at 5:55 PM
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    Correct. Also I don’t believe the side maker light circuit gives a “light out” error to the computer when they burn out, so you wouldn’t have that problem with an led either.
     

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