1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

My Front Blinkers Anger Me

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Silv333, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Feb 8, 2020 at 9:38 AM
    #361
    Tierhog

    Tierhog SIG-AHOLIC

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2018
    Member:
    #12731
    Messages:
    1,183
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    California
    Vehicle:
    2016 Tundra Crewmax Limited 4WD
    Mostly stock/TRD accessories/Morimoto XBs
    All you fancy guys and your LEDs. I'm still rocking my Sylvania LL bulbs.. Lol
    I am getting curious how long they'll last though. Might replace early if I can find em.
     
  2. Feb 8, 2020 at 10:30 AM
    #362
    CCLJ03

    CCLJ03 Tundra forever

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2018
    Member:
    #17695
    Messages:
    728
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Craig
    Colorado
    Vehicle:
    2018 TRD Off-Road - Cement
    I’ve had mine for almost a year and they’ve been perfect.

    Haven’t wiggled loose, no problems in 0° weather overnight in Steamboat, still as bright as ever.
     
    rebmo likes this.
  3. Feb 8, 2020 at 12:42 PM
    #363
    Tundra14Platinum

    Tundra14Platinum Drink More Water

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2019
    Member:
    #36582
    Messages:
    336
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gregg
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    2014 Tundra Platinum CM Sky Silver - Paige
    TRD Swaybar
  4. Feb 8, 2020 at 2:56 PM
    #364
    Turtle

    Turtle New Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2018
    Member:
    #15118
    Messages:
    104
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tommy
    Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    18 TRD 4x4 CM MGM
    Aries Side Bars, DeeZee low profile tool box, weathertech mats, TRD RSB
    Been almost 2 years since upgrade to VLED for the front turn signals. Can see the reflection on stop signs 1 block away when turning. I'm sure that there are other products that are just as effective, I just feel happier with VLED.
    Went with lower cost VLED bulbs and yes resistors in the back for the turns. Looking to do the 3rd brake light and cargo lights as soon as they become available. My opinion is VLEDs removes all doubt about your intentions to turn or stop.
     
    Hatwsneezing likes this.
  5. Feb 8, 2020 at 3:51 PM
    #365
    Tierhog

    Tierhog SIG-AHOLIC

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2018
    Member:
    #12731
    Messages:
    1,183
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    California
    Vehicle:
    2016 Tundra Crewmax Limited 4WD
    Mostly stock/TRD accessories/Morimoto XBs
    I'm on 4 to 5 years with these OEM ones .. no telling
     
  6. Feb 8, 2020 at 8:18 PM
    #366
    Durania

    Durania New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2018
    Member:
    #23070
    Messages:
    212
    Crossville, TN
    Vehicle:
    2019 Cavalry Blue CM Ltd
    Drove the Tundra tonight and I can now see the amber flash on the pavement while I was waiting to turn facing downhill.
     
    rebmo, CCLJ03 and Turtle like this.
  7. Feb 8, 2020 at 9:05 PM
    #367
    CCLJ03

    CCLJ03 Tundra forever

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2018
    Member:
    #17695
    Messages:
    728
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Craig
    Colorado
    Vehicle:
    2018 TRD Off-Road - Cement
    I love seeing my LED blinkers reflecting off of stuff. Something very high class about it.

    I’m weird. :)
     
    rebmo and Durania like this.
  8. Feb 9, 2020 at 4:58 AM
    #368
    Rustyscrew

    Rustyscrew New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2018
    Member:
    #21545
    Messages:
    230
    Gender:
    Male
    Rockledge,Fl
    Vehicle:
    15 Tundra Platinum
    TRD Front sway bar, TRD Rear sway bar, TRD red and blue shocks, 2018 LED headlights and fogs, TRD intake box lid, TRD air flow accelerator, AFE Super Stock Intake with dry filter, TRD radiator and oil cap, Radium PCV Oil catch can, StopTech SS brake lines, LED puddle lights, VLED interior lights, OEM metal oil filter housing, Fumoto oil drain valve, LED front turn signals, TRD Battery tie down.
    This is a weird question but if I put the LED turn signals in the front, and I put the resistors on the rear turn signals, will I have any issues with hyper flash?
     
  9. Feb 9, 2020 at 5:17 AM
    #369
    JohnLakeman

    JohnLakeman Burning Internet Daylight

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2019
    Member:
    #26430
    Messages:
    3,021
    Gender:
    Male
    Outside of Weird, TX
    Vehicle:
    2017 MGM DC TSS 4.6L
    TRD Pro grille, 2018 LED Headlights, Undercover Flex bed cover, Neoprene seat covers, Bed/tailgate mats, Power tailgate lock, auto headlights, illuminated key switch
    Is there some reason you don't want to also change the rear turn signals to LEDs?

    The resistances of both front and rear lamps is being sensed as a total resistance. I suspect it will make no difference if the resistors are mounted in the front or the rear, but the ohms will have to be adjusted depending if only the two fronts, or all four corners, are converted.

    If you need resistors to prevent hyperflash for the fronts, and you convert only the fronts, you'll need one 6 ohm resistor per side. If you convert all four corners, 3 ohm resistors are needed, one per side. If you're a glutton for punishment, and just love cutting, splicing, and soldering, you can alternately do one 6 ohm resistor at each corner, total of four resistors. :eek:

    Location of the resistors is optional, and a heck of a lot easier and safer in the rear.
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2020
  10. Feb 9, 2020 at 5:52 AM
    #370
    Rustyscrew

    Rustyscrew New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2018
    Member:
    #21545
    Messages:
    230
    Gender:
    Male
    Rockledge,Fl
    Vehicle:
    15 Tundra Platinum
    TRD Front sway bar, TRD Rear sway bar, TRD red and blue shocks, 2018 LED headlights and fogs, TRD intake box lid, TRD air flow accelerator, AFE Super Stock Intake with dry filter, TRD radiator and oil cap, Radium PCV Oil catch can, StopTech SS brake lines, LED puddle lights, VLED interior lights, OEM metal oil filter housing, Fumoto oil drain valve, LED front turn signals, TRD Battery tie down.
    Thanks for answering my question. I was thinking it would be easier and better to install in the rear. That is why I asked. As for changing the rear to LED, I’m just not really sold on it being worth it. I know the bulbs are relatively cheap, and it looks more modern but I would rather wait to see some purpose made LED tail lights rather than just changing the bulb. Like the 18+ headlights, would like something made for LED back there. So I was just going to wait until I find something that I like.
     
  11. Feb 9, 2020 at 6:17 PM
    #371
    Critical05

    Critical05 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2020
    Member:
    #41150
    Messages:
    71
    Vehicle:
    2018 MGM TRD Sport, Crewmax 4x4
    Would probably want to check the factory wire gauge could handle the increase current by adding a resistor in parallel to the standard filament bulb.

    At least when you add a resistor to an led bulb lead, you're just making up for the decrease load.
     
  12. Feb 17, 2020 at 7:39 PM
    #372
    vegas4x4

    vegas4x4 Blaaack

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2019
    Member:
    #33104
    Messages:
    420
    Gender:
    Male
    Las Vegas
    Vehicle:
    2016 Black TRD CM 4x4
    It seems like if youre truck is 2017 and older you will definitely need a 6 ohm resistor to prevent hyperflash up front when switching to LED turn signals. If youre 2018+ its just plug and play.

    i just instaled VLEDs today and needed to install resistors (tried the install without them first). Definitely a worthwhile upgrade, the blinkers are much more visible, and now they all engage at the same time (my mirrors and taillights are LEDs).

    D85C0536-CEF9-4391-8AB2-DA592253FC27.jpg E6EC5876-E0FC-41D4-A581-BFF3E2A11B5D.jpg
     
    AZTundra, Turtle and Yzed608 like this.
  13. Feb 18, 2020 at 7:53 AM
    #373
    dekeman

    dekeman New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2020
    Member:
    #42777
    Messages:
    9
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Derek
    Vehicle:
    2018 TRD Sport
    For Canadian 2018 and up Tundra owners with LED headlights and LED DRLs, I can confirm the JDM Astar bulbs do not hyperflash.
     
  14. Feb 18, 2020 at 8:43 AM
    #374
    NuTundra18

    NuTundra18 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2020
    Member:
    #40578
    Messages:
    124
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jimmy
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    2020 TRD Pro CM - MGM
    Toyota OEM Hard Flip Tonneau, Predator Steps, Driver Grab Handle, Console Sage, Spray Berliner.
    So I have a 2020 Pro, and I installed the Triton V6 Amber Extremes up front and didn’t need resistors. Then I put in the VLED red 36 921 LED bulbs in the rear and experienced hyper flash. I added the VLR-10 PNP resistor and still had hyper flash. I then switched out to the VLR-6 and still had hyper flash, just worse as it was intermittent sound. I called VLED customer service several times throughout and they have been awesome to work with. They believe I have too much resistance, so they shipped me out the VLR-25 pnp resistor and feel that will work. I’m going to test it this week but I I think they finally dialed it in with me. I’ll keep everyone posted and let you know if it works.
     
    anthonygan likes this.
  15. Feb 19, 2020 at 7:59 PM
    #375
    soobahru

    soobahru New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2015
    Member:
    #987
    Messages:
    149
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2015 tundra 5.7L double cab 6.5ft 2019 tundra 5.7L limited crewmax
    2019 Limited with the LED head lamps

    Going to try to add to this thread. Took the leap and changed out front blinkers. JDMASTAR just like some here. Worked great.

    Next, changed out the reverse lights. JDMASTAR also. Worked great.

    Just installed new rear tail lights that comes with LED lights.Screenshot_20200219-225401_eBay.jpg
    Had hyper flashing on both sides when tested. Then a fuse blew. Will be looking for the blown fuse and adding resistors 6ohm in each turn signal in each rear tail lamp.

    Will report back.
     
  16. Feb 19, 2020 at 8:16 PM
    #376
    Rustyscrew

    Rustyscrew New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2018
    Member:
    #21545
    Messages:
    230
    Gender:
    Male
    Rockledge,Fl
    Vehicle:
    15 Tundra Platinum
    TRD Front sway bar, TRD Rear sway bar, TRD red and blue shocks, 2018 LED headlights and fogs, TRD intake box lid, TRD air flow accelerator, AFE Super Stock Intake with dry filter, TRD radiator and oil cap, Radium PCV Oil catch can, StopTech SS brake lines, LED puddle lights, VLED interior lights, OEM metal oil filter housing, Fumoto oil drain valve, LED front turn signals, TRD Battery tie down.
    Which tail lights are those? They look really good, I would have just figured that they would come with resistors built into them like some others have.
     
    dekeman likes this.
  17. Feb 19, 2020 at 8:30 PM
    #377
    vegas4x4

    vegas4x4 Blaaack

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2019
    Member:
    #33104
    Messages:
    420
    Gender:
    Male
    Las Vegas
    Vehicle:
    2016 Black TRD CM 4x4
    I believe those are the spyder smoked. I just got the same ones and absolutely love it. Its not too tinted, so its still visible during the day

    F5837704-1738-4120-90FD-0B6DBCC1016A.jpg

    09C089E4-BDBF-499A-AF85-4953FE29777C.jpg
     
    Rustyscrew and AZTundra like this.
  18. Feb 19, 2020 at 8:38 PM
    #378
    soobahru

    soobahru New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2015
    Member:
    #987
    Messages:
    149
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2015 tundra 5.7L double cab 6.5ft 2019 tundra 5.7L limited crewmax
    Yes! These are the spyder knock offs from ebay.

    I don't want to misslead anyone.

    Vegas4x4 that looks awesome!!! Your location says vegas... how on earth do you keep that black truck looking clean? I was there for the super bowl and my rental looked like it when through sand dunes at the end of 3 days.
     
    vegas4x4 likes this.
  19. Feb 19, 2020 at 8:48 PM
    #379
    vegas4x4

    vegas4x4 Blaaack

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2019
    Member:
    #33104
    Messages:
    420
    Gender:
    Male
    Las Vegas
    Vehicle:
    2016 Black TRD CM 4x4
    It was windy during Super Bowl! When it windy, black trucks dont stand a chance! One dust storm, or even a puddle with these wide wheels and the truck is filthy. I keep the tundra in a garage, if the weather isnt nice i drive my 1st gen sequoia.
     
  20. Feb 19, 2020 at 9:19 PM
    #380
    soobahru

    soobahru New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2015
    Member:
    #987
    Messages:
    149
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2015 tundra 5.7L double cab 6.5ft 2019 tundra 5.7L limited crewmax
    You wouldn't have some shots of the tail lamps in action would you? If not, no worries.
     
  21. Feb 19, 2020 at 9:51 PM
    #381
    vegas4x4

    vegas4x4 Blaaack

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2019
    Member:
    #33104
    Messages:
    420
    Gender:
    Male
    Las Vegas
    Vehicle:
    2016 Black TRD CM 4x4
    Sure do. Had to screen shot them from a video but here they are.

    1. stepping on brake (headlights off)
    2. Stepping on brake (headlight on)
    3. Night time driving: the tube lights stay on with the headlights on
    4. Turn signal (headlight on)

    If the headlight switch is off, the tube light engages with the adjoining brake/blinker. You could have the tubelights as a DRL if u turn your headlight switch one click (photo 3)
    90F0D85C-96AE-4EFB-8E52-4F3216870853.jpg C7737B08-325A-4190-877F-A50A72CF883A.jpg 768376CD-A406-4EF1-B1C5-925A639FE385.jpg 5DFC2B48-A077-4D53-A7ED-B255F52B0F0E.jpg
     
    GasGuzzler likes this.
  22. Feb 19, 2020 at 10:04 PM
    #382
    soobahru

    soobahru New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2015
    Member:
    #987
    Messages:
    149
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2015 tundra 5.7L double cab 6.5ft 2019 tundra 5.7L limited crewmax
    Sweet! Thanks! Excited to get mine done.
     
  23. Feb 19, 2020 at 10:06 PM
    #383
    vegas4x4

    vegas4x4 Blaaack

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2019
    Member:
    #33104
    Messages:
    420
    Gender:
    Male
    Las Vegas
    Vehicle:
    2016 Black TRD CM 4x4
    :thumbsup:
     
  24. Feb 25, 2020 at 12:41 PM
    #384
    soobahru

    soobahru New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2015
    Member:
    #987
    Messages:
    149
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2015 tundra 5.7L double cab 6.5ft 2019 tundra 5.7L limited crewmax
    Recieved and installed the 6 ohm resistors in each tail lamp at the blinker connection. Same ones that were posted earlier on this thread. Had some issues but it was the red quick splice connectors. Double checked those and then worked.

    The fuse for the tail lamp is a red 10 amp mini low profile type of fuse found inside the cabin driver-side above the left foot. The 10A fuse is located above 2-20A fuses and is labeled "TAIL" on the diagram on the cover. Replaced that and so far so good.

    Again, this is for a 2019 tundra limited crewmax. It seems to vary from model year of where the specific fuse location is.

    Thanks for those who took the dive first and made it easier for the rest of us!
     
  25. Feb 27, 2020 at 5:55 AM
    #385
    Hatwsneezing

    Hatwsneezing New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2019
    Member:
    #34557
    Messages:
    46
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    Nice!

    What tow mirrors?

     
  26. Feb 27, 2020 at 6:02 AM
    #386
    Hatwsneezing

    Hatwsneezing New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2019
    Member:
    #34557
    Messages:
    46
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
  27. Feb 27, 2020 at 6:37 AM
    #387
    Hatwsneezing

    Hatwsneezing New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2019
    Member:
    #34557
    Messages:
    46
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    Looking to replace the front and rear turns - any recommendations on bulbs without resistors?
     
  28. Mar 4, 2020 at 10:44 AM
    #388
    MOT3L6

    MOT3L6 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2015
    Member:
    #2128
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dustin
    Nebraska
    Vehicle:
    2015 CM Inferno TRD PRO
    Truck Covers USA American Roll Cover with Yakima Tracks, Nestah Firestick Antenna, Husky Liners X-Act, iHacker harness, 2019 TRD PRO LED Headlights, BD Squadron Fog lights-amber wc
  29. Mar 4, 2020 at 1:02 PM
    #389
    NuTundra18

    NuTundra18 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2020
    Member:
    #40578
    Messages:
    124
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jimmy
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    2020 TRD Pro CM - MGM
    Toyota OEM Hard Flip Tonneau, Predator Steps, Driver Grab Handle, Console Sage, Spray Berliner.
    If anyone wants to know, I tried installing the Spyder Red Smoked Taillights on my 2020 Pro and I got hyperflash. I have the JDM Astar Front Turn signal bulbs and my guess this is causing it. I also tried the Triton PNP bulbs up front with resistors and it still will not prevent hyperflash moving to the 921 LED bulbs in the rear. I spoke with VLED and they need to do more testing on the 2020 Tundra as they said they are baffled and that these new models must be super sensitive to LED bulbs and hyperflash.

    I haven't tried putting in resistors in the rear yet as I don’t want to cut into my wires and looking for PNP options just nothing exists at this point. I assume it will work if I do that. I want to save others the trouble before making different investments to get LED bulbs to work in the rear turn signal when you have LEDs up front.
     
    Rustyscrew likes this.
  30. Apr 4, 2020 at 3:19 AM
    #390
    fnppaule

    fnppaule New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2020
    Member:
    #44647
    Messages:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Paul
    Vehicle:
    2020 TRD PRO
    Any luck with 2020 model full switch yet?
     

Products Discussed in

To Top