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LED bulbs -blinkers, parking / brake, and reverse installation write up

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by Tundra3k, Mar 5, 2022.

  1. Mar 5, 2022 at 10:46 AM
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    Tundra3k

    Tundra3k [OP] New Member

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    I tried for a while to install LED blinkers in my Tundra and after a few different attempts, I was finally able to succeed with no hyperflash. This method will disable your DRL, which I suspected to be giving me a hard time with the whole process.
    I have posted all of the links to the parts and bulbs that I used.

    Steps:
    -Replace the front light sockets with the 3157 sockets from Autozone. The one that was in my truck looked pretty burnt up.
    -De-pin the DRL grey wire. Plenty of info available on how to do that.
    -Install all bulbs
    -Install load resistors in the rear tail lights (blinker wires), mounted to the chassis, none are required in the front since the two resistros will cover all four blinkers / corners.

    I can pull apart my tail lights if anyone needs to see more details on the wiring and such. Feel free to ask any questions. Cheers :thumbsup:

    Video links of the blinkers in action
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/dy3owzhsa4zubgh/video-1637794036.mp4?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/n96vb7bvr0kcab0/video-1637794050.mp4?dl=0



    Parts list:

    3157 light socket
    https://www.autozone.com/electrical-and-lighting/directional-indicator-bulb-socket/p/duralast-parking-light-socket-1516/679203_0_0?cmpid=LIA:US:EN:AD:NL:1000000:IGN:8366887415&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhuPigOSk9gIVSi1MCh3M-ga0EAQYAiABEgK-lvD_BwE&gclsrc=

    JDM ASTAR Extremely Bright PX Chips 3057 3156 3157 4057 4157 Amber Yellow Turn Signal LED Bulbs
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XSQWY75?_encoding=UTF8

    Wire Connectors - Low Voltage T tap
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07114RK67?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share


    JDM ASTAR Extremely Bright PX Chips 3057 3157 4057 4157 Red Brake LED Bulb https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XTBGVQ9?_encoding=UTF8

    Alla Lighting Super Bright T15 912 921 LED Bulbs Third (3rd) Brake Lights/Trunk Lights, Pure Red Center High-Mounted Stop Lamps 922 906 921KX 912K 921LL High Power 3020 SMD Replacement https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FJPBQ3P?_encoding=UTF8

    uxcell 2 x Chassis Mounted 50W 3 Ohm 5% Aluminum Case Wirewound Resistors https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0089A8MKI?_encoding=UTF8
     
  2. Jul 13, 2022 at 5:24 AM
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    turk

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    do you have a digram on what you did to the rear lights. also i believe the running lights were just plug and play?
     
  3. Jul 13, 2022 at 5:38 AM
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    Tundra234

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    Alot of them
    All of the lights are plug and play if you buy the right stuff.
     
  4. Jul 13, 2022 at 5:44 AM
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    turk

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    why do you need these? Wire Connectors - Low Voltage T tap
     
  5. Jul 13, 2022 at 8:37 AM
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  6. Jul 13, 2022 at 9:10 AM
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    Tundra1D6

    Tundra1D6 Well that escalated quickly…

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    I hate load resistors with a passion! Same issue, hyper flash with a good GTR bulb up front. I’m going to throw in the towel and depot the DRL.

    At some point I’d like the sequoia headlight conversion but 1500 bucks isn’t doable for a good while.
     
  7. Jul 13, 2022 at 9:31 AM
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    1lowlife

    1lowlife Toxic prick and pavement princess..

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    Not a fan of cheap load resistors but the VLEDs resistors are nice.
    Big and beefy for heat dissipation.

    [​IMG]

    Been running them for 5 years..
    Mounted behind the tail lights, I used their double-sided tape and my self-tapping screws.
    I need to take pics of them on the truck.

    LED TURN SIGNAL HYPERFLASH FIX VLR-6 (vleds.com)

    They used to sell VLR-3 that covered both front and rear on each side.
    That is what I have.
    LED bulbs in turn signal tail and turn signal/DRL fronts.
    Now they want to sell you a VLR-6 for each light.:eek2:

    VLR-3 4.5A @14.4V
    VLR-6 2.25A @14.4V
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2022
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