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Help with hyperflash and taillights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by JROCK915, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. Nov 1, 2015 at 4:58 PM
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    HYPERFLASH!!!
    I swapped out my tail lights for a better/nicer brand. Even when the tail lights were out, AND disconnected, I was still getting hyperflash on the driver's side.
    I have led switch backs up front, led 3157's for rear flashers and reverse. I do have resistors wired in. It's only the driver's side.
    Any suggestions??? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Nov 2, 2015 at 11:31 AM
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    Same bulbs or different bulbs put in? Sometimes the bulb can be inserted (on a led) wrong causing no contact
     
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  3. Nov 2, 2015 at 11:37 AM
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    Same bulbs. Didn't think to think that, if it were in backwards, it would still hyperslash. Previous bulbs wouldn't even flash, when placed incorrectly. I'll check that. Thank you.
     
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  4. Nov 2, 2015 at 11:39 AM
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    Is a 50w 6Ohm resistor too much? I had a difficult time finding any 3Ohm, that would ship fast enough.
     
  5. Nov 2, 2015 at 11:44 AM
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    Put two 6 ohm resistors in parallel - that is the same as one 3 ohm resistor!
     
  6. Nov 2, 2015 at 12:01 PM
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    @csuviper is pretty good with electrical too.
     
  7. Nov 2, 2015 at 12:11 PM
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    Do you mean, one for the front switchbacks, and one for the rear flasher, each side?
     
  8. Nov 2, 2015 at 1:16 PM
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    I am not familiar with Tundra wiring but I do know that two 6 ohm resistors in parallel is equivalent to 3 ohms. Wherever it calls for 3 ohms you can use two 6 ohms (or four 12 ohm) instead of one 3 ohm resistor . Just make sure they are wired in parallel.

    And the reason it hyperflashes with the bulbs removed is because the resistance is infinitely high(much higher than 3 ohms) called for.
     
  9. Nov 2, 2015 at 1:47 PM
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    But the passenger side was good. That's what's throwing me off.
     
  10. Nov 2, 2015 at 1:50 PM
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    Cant help you with hyper flashing as i haven't installed LED turn signal bulbs yet.
     
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  11. Nov 2, 2015 at 2:06 PM
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    Did you try swapping resistors left to right side? If the problem moves I would suspect a bad resistor.

    It is also possible that a wire or socket was damaged (creating an open circuit) while doing the swap.
     
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    Possible damaged wiring or socket causing an open circuit.

    I would swap all bulbs and resistors from left to right side to eliminate defective parts as a possibility.
     
  13. Nov 2, 2015 at 3:25 PM
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    Good idea. I have plenty. I'll just replace it for s&g's!
    If that doesn't work, I'll check the prongs & connectors. Thanks.
     
  14. Nov 3, 2015 at 1:05 PM
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    Any progress?
     
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    I'll know after work today. Was waiting on another part from Toyota. Picked that up this morning.
     
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    Still hyperflashing driver's side only. No tail lights. brake, hazards are right flasher are fine. WTF??!!??
     
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    At this point I'm going to say a loose/damaged contact somewhere.
     
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    question..... if I splice the wires for the resistors, will thst kill the circuit loop?
     
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    Figured out the hyperflash. All lights work, except the tail lights. I have brake, hazards, flashers and reverse. NO tail.
     
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    The passenger side rear harness is brand new.
     
  21. Nov 3, 2015 at 7:47 PM
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    Hmm so now everything works except tail lights with lights on? Brake light works though?
     
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    Yes sir, that is correct.
     
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    Very strange. At this point fuse is all i got.
     
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    That was my thought too. The only fuse box I know of if the one next to the batt. (2011 DC SR5). Checked 'em all. One by one. All good. Gonna head to Toyota tomorrow. Thanks for the help though.
     
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    Check the one by the foot panel?
     
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    I thought there was another. Just didn't know where to look. Was just about to Google it.
     
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    Ya foot panel area.
     
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