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LEDs in 2008 Tundra causing electrical problems?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by firetac, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. Jun 26, 2016 at 11:54 AM
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    firetac

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    Yesterday, installed LEDs in my 2008 Tundra. Daytime running, stop, directionals and back-up. After installing, brake lights stopped working. replaced blown fuse. Then all lights quit working and transmission shifter locked into park. After checking all of the fuses and replacing ones that were blown, took out all of the LEDs and replaced with OEM bulbs. Problem solved. These were not "cheap" LEDs. Have to return them.
     
  2. Jun 26, 2016 at 6:13 PM
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    David2013Tundra

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    I installed the led on my 2013 DC just like yours, including my dome and map lights...everything works fine. A load resistor needs to be installed for your DRL and rear turn signal to prevent issues. When I did not install the load resistors, I got blown fuses.
     
  3. Jun 26, 2016 at 8:33 PM
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    DLack33

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    You might have used standard bulbs instead of CK bulbs
     
  4. Jun 26, 2016 at 10:33 PM
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    mdc1192

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    I did the same thing for my Front turn signals. And it blew the fuse to my tail lights. I later learned you have to add a Resistor.
     
  5. Jun 27, 2016 at 11:36 AM
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    alalmcgrath

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    If you don't use CK style bulbs it will definitely cause major problems. Regular bulbs will short out your lighting circuits.
     
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