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Just installed led taillights and having problems

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Jeremygolden2, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. Aug 15, 2018 at 5:34 AM
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    I just installed some led taillights from Amazon that I had color matched and they keep making my brake over ride codes appear and Also trailer brake code and also the safety sense thing can anyone help they also seem to be very bright when they are just running lights and when brakes are pressed they don’t get much brighter
     
  2. Aug 15, 2018 at 5:37 AM
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    Welcome! What kind?
     
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  4. Aug 15, 2018 at 5:58 AM
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    These are the ones I got

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  5. Aug 15, 2018 at 6:08 AM
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    You need to flip the connectors. LEDs are sensitive to polarity and you just plugged it in the wrong way. Do one side at a time before you put everything back together to make sure they’re working properly.

    Also check your TAIL and STOP fuses under your dash.
     
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  6. Aug 15, 2018 at 6:11 AM
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    I have tried that tho
     
  7. Aug 15, 2018 at 6:12 AM
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    Can you take video of what you’re describing? Will your truck shift out of park?
     
  8. Aug 15, 2018 at 6:14 AM
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    I’m at work rn but yeah I can shift and drive but everything pops up and it’s annoying
     
  9. Aug 15, 2018 at 6:33 AM
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    I’d return them and just change in good LED bulbs with resistors. I like people behind me to notice and stay back.

    There’s a few stories of these 3rd party LED arrays failing in one way or another. Only takes one side then you have a wonky set. It’s easier replacing bulbs. It’s your truck, if you really like the look, go for it, just not as reliable imho.
     
  10. Aug 15, 2018 at 10:25 AM
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    Another, Did you flip both the brake and turn signal connectors or did you just do the brake?
     
  11. Aug 16, 2018 at 9:37 AM
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    TRD rear sway bar, console organizer, stubby antenna, LEDs for cabin, cargo, license plate, and reverse lights, power-fold mirrors, Westin nerf bars, full stereo upgrade. Future - color-match grill surround/bulge, mirror caps, handles, plasti-dip badges.
    Also check the BKUP LP fuse under the dash. I replaced my reverse bulbs with LEDs and it blew the fuse, caused the TSS and trailer break alarms on my '18.
     
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