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Tundra Total Taillight Kits - Hotshot Offroad

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by memario1214, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. Nov 6, 2021 at 10:17 AM
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    TRDFerguson

    TRDFerguson It’s funny because it’s bigger than a normal hat.

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    I had intermittent hyper flash on one side when I put LEDs in the front turns. Seems like the easiest answer is to just add resistors to all, lol.
     
  2. Nov 6, 2021 at 10:17 AM
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    memario1214

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    2 prototypes are here and ready for me to tinker with... I was just at SEMA all this past week so I am a little (lot) behind. Customer service/messages backlog is taking priority this weekend over tinkering.
     
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  3. Nov 6, 2021 at 10:18 AM
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    Okay. Interesting. Well as set of resistors for $20 should be a quick and easy fix!
    I'm starting to think the same thing... Now you can see why I didn't just open launch these to the world right away, and kept it to just Tundras.com so that you guys could help get in early, help me vet out issues that arose as I wasn't sure how each setup would react!
     
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    So what I'm hearing is that Toyota implemented so many changes from 2014-2021 that not all products work the same in all the Tundras. I guess all the people saying the Tundra is old and never got any updates can go suck an egg! :laughing:
     
  5. Nov 6, 2021 at 11:06 AM
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    TRDFerguson It’s funny because it’s bigger than a normal hat.

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    I think one of the big changes on 2018+ is that the flasher module is baked into the ECU instead of a physical relay, so it’s a little less tolerant of changes in resistance. Of course I’m pulling some of this out of my ass and might not be fully true, but I think I read that somewhere on the internet.
     
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  6. Nov 6, 2021 at 12:09 PM
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    2018 bone stock with stock LED headlights. Just installed them. No hyper flashing. Now, it doesn't looks like I have 2 broken bulbs. Nice and bright brake light.and....I just like how they looks now with both, upper and lower lighting up. It just looks proper.

    Now, having said that.....I wish turning light is just a bit more brighter. It's not bad in any means. I would want little more "pop".

    Because of that reason above...other great option as mentioned by someone else before, leave the reverse as only reverse and use both upper and lower as turn signal and brake light combo. Now, that's bright.

    Just my opinion... yours will vary.
     
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  7. Nov 6, 2021 at 12:12 PM
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    Its just funny that my 2018 with halogen headlights is hyperflashing while your stock 2018 with led headlights isn't. Glad yours are working well.
     
  8. Nov 6, 2021 at 12:40 PM
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    Yeah, maybe I got lucky. I love my setup. I didn't want aftermarket tail lights and wasn't fully satisfied with stock and this fixes all that.
     
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  9. Nov 6, 2021 at 1:19 PM
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    Just installed with morimoto xb fronts no resistors no hyperflash, in case anyone was curious
     
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    Switchback extremes?
     
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    The extreme switchback would require a different harness. He wouldn't be able to just upgrade to the extreme bulb.
     
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    2 prototypes of harnesses or prototypes for your option B that you are working on.
     
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    All show. No go.
    Ah, that’s right. It’s 4 pin
     
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    One for me one for you, don’t get bogged down in the details :spy:
     
  15. Nov 6, 2021 at 4:30 PM
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    Anyone got any other videos with this kit installed? Daytime or how the amber turn signal looks with brake lights?
     
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    Post #186...Unless you already saw it :D
     
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    Idk how to do embed on here but here's a imgur video I just took rn, ignore my tailgate having like 3 leds not turning on.
     
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    Looks good! Do the brake lights kinda wash out the blinker with them being brighter?
     
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    They do not. You would be happy with them.
     
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    The extremes would work for these, as the driver is external and does the adapting. On the input side it has the same 3 prong connection plus 2 separate wires. You don’t have to use those 2 wires though as they are just to drive a dimmer version of the amber and white. Though it would be kind of cool to hook up the dimmer white to the cargo light or something? Than you would have some light back there while loading the bed, but not so bright. And I am sure @memario1214 would happily sell a set of the extremes….
     
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    Is your front turn signal bulb in your LED headlights LED or incandescent?

    Is your front turn signal bulb in your halogen headlights LED or incandescent?
     
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    I have not changed my bulbs, so to my knowledge they are not LEDs
     
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    Thank you..
    If you didn't change them then they aren't LED.

    I have LED headlights (in my 2014) that I put LED turn signal/DRL bulbs in.
    I have VLED resistors that prevent front and rear LED turn signal bulbs from hyperflash mounted behind the tail lights.
    I'm just trying to figure out if I want to keep those resistors, or have @memario1214 include them in the harness when I buy his harness next month..
     
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    His resistor isn't built into the harness. If you already have them, I don't think you would need his. Message him which resistor you have and he will let you know if it will work or if it will need to be upgraded to what he recommends

    Edit: here's a posts where he kinda addresses your question
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/tun...its-hotshot-offroad.96590/page-6#post-2474313
     
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    From @memario1214 we don't need them if we have resistors for front LED's, but this sounds like it's still to be tested to confirm. I will be installing mine next week once I'm home from work and can confirm it then. Mine are mounted behind the headlights though if that makes a difference.
     
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    My 2018 LED headlight turn signal is not led.
     
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    The resistors that come with the new kits have different connectors than the older Vleds resistors. You are getting just his harness by itself?
     
  29. Nov 7, 2021 at 2:28 PM
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    Sorry for being sparse this week everyone! Was at SEMA all last week, and have been tackling family stuff since I’ve been back!

    I’ll be back in the saddle tomorrow, and will address PMs, questions in this thread, etc. Feel free to keep chattering, but I just wanted you all to know that I wasn’t ignoring you, and also that you won’t get you answered till tomorrow. :)
     
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