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LED DRL wiring for 2011

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by TallPaul, May 6, 2019.

  1. May 6, 2019 at 1:55 PM
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    TallPaul

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    I purchased some Spyder Headlight replacements and have them installed minus wiring the LED DRL. I have the older version with the bare red/blk wires (no connector) I understand that they need to be spliced into the existing front turn signal/parking/DRL harness but not which wires to tap for power and neutral. Also, can i make it so the amber bulb is only a turn signal and not light when the LED DRL is on.
     
  2. May 6, 2019 at 2:14 PM
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    You just need to tap into the two wires leading into the amber driving light in the very top (right) corner of your driver headlight. You should have had to swap a small, orange bulb from your old headlights into these new spiders, I assume, and that’s the connection you’re looking for. As far as your last question goes, prolly not, especially with your limited electrical background.

    Edit: zoom into my photo and you’ll see the little amber light you need to tap into, just tap into the two wires powering it...

    Use something similar to these...or positaps

    RAM-PRO 65 Piece Reusable Quick Splice Electrical Connector Assortment 22,18,14,12,10 Gauge/AWG Crimp Connector Kit with See-through Divided Organizer Case https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06VVPG9GQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Ijk0Cb0PCVRZB

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  3. May 6, 2019 at 2:21 PM
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    I am a Posi-tap fan myself for tapping wires.
     
  4. May 6, 2019 at 2:23 PM
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    Yes, I understand that I need to splice into the amber bulb harness, but I have 3 wires instead of 2, also these headlights are using the existing amber socket and bulb for the turn signal and currently they are functioning as the DRL as well. I was hoping one of the 3 wires was a constant for the DRL and the other for the turn signal but I don't know how to determine that.
     
  5. May 6, 2019 at 2:30 PM
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    Link to new headlights?
     
  6. May 6, 2019 at 2:33 PM
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  7. May 6, 2019 at 2:36 PM
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    The pic shows a red and black wire to power the LED, you’re saying you have 3 wires? What color are they?

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  8. May 6, 2019 at 2:38 PM
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    I have 3 on the truck harness, Spyder says to tap the harness for the front turn signal/parking/DRL (same bulb) it has 3 wires: red/blkwht/purple...the light has blk and red
     
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    Ooooooh....you’re just wondering which 2 of the 3 wires to tap into?
     
  10. May 6, 2019 at 2:39 PM
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    Here's the harness

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  11. May 6, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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    Yes and will the wire choice determine if they work as DRL w/o the amber coming on?
    Still hoping that the amber can just function as a turn signal only.
     
  12. May 6, 2019 at 2:44 PM
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    Red to red, black to black/white. I’m nearly 99% sure as I have the same headlights and just installed a few months back. I’m looking at my truck now, but I’ve got an aftermarket alarm in the way of that connection and would have to remove battery/headlight to double check...I would certainly remember if a purple wire was in the mix and it wasn’t...
     
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    No, that small orange bulb in the very right corner of your driver side headlights (seem my pic above) is just DRL, it has no blink function in any of the 3 wires leading to it
     
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    My leds are powered from the side marker (see my finger) and come on with driving lights, they stay on when I turn my headlights on. If you powers the leds from the other amber light, above the “bright” I would assume they would flash when you turn as they are drl/blinkers...

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    You can power the leds from the “ignition” fuse under the hood, no way to turn on/off other than ignition...?
     
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    My side marker lights only come on when I turn on the parking/headlights...the front amber comes on when the truck is running reguarless of the parking/headlights, is it the same for you? also, thank you for your patience and help.
     
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    Yes, same for me. If you want that led to just come on when truck is on, tap into the ignition fuse 10a, I believe, under the hood, with an add-a-fuse...
     
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    That front amber that comes on is also blinker so you don’t wanna tap into it unless you want the led to act as blinker...
     
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    Ahh, okay, just making sure...I've seen those fuse tap harnesses, maybe i'll try one of those. I really appreciate your help and Love your grille!
     
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    No problem and thanks! Here’s a link to the add a fuse, but let me warn you, there are 3 different size fuses. The link I am providing is for the “low profile mini” fuses like under the steering wheel, I think the fuses in the hood are one size up, do your homework, or order all 3 sizes or go to auto parts store for visual...
    ABN Fuse Tap Fuse Holder & Fuse... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BU59QA8?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
     
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    There’s also a mod on here to run your fogs independently of your headlights, you can do some cool/different things with your front end...point I’m trying to make is, take your time researching before cutting wires...I’d advise to get your headlights working normally (simply tapping into the amber side marker) then explore different options, once you have ignition/driving wires into your engine bay, adding lights/light bars becomes very easy...plan ahead..
     

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