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Wiring/fuse help

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Dryflyhunt, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. Jul 5, 2019 at 10:05 AM
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    Recently purchased the attached aftermarket grill and would like to be prepared for when it arrives. Can someone please advise in the easiest terms to comprehend, how to sync the 3 Amber lights with the daytime running amber lights on my 2016 CM? TIA.

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  2. Jul 5, 2019 at 12:36 PM
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    There’s a few write ups on this. They usually involve an add-a fuse, which turns an existing fuse, say your driving lights, into 2 fuses so you can power an additional item with them (your grill). You can either tap into a fuse in your engine block or footwell fuse box inside cab. It’s likely much easier to tap into the fuse block inside the engine compartment so you don’t have to go thru firewall. There’s 3 different size add-a-fuses, micro, mini and regular, make sure you know which size...here’s a write up that walks you thru doing this...https://www.tundras.com/threads/mikes-diy-raptor-style-led-mod-thread.3764/
     
  3. Jul 5, 2019 at 12:41 PM
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    Awesome, thanks so much man. I really appreciate you taking the time to reply.
     
  4. Jul 5, 2019 at 12:42 PM
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    Installed this grill on my 17 TSS, like it a lot. Everything lined up perfectly and fit/finish/composition was much better than expected, especially for the price.

    I didn't want to run a lead into the fuse box, so I wired mine using https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07114RK67/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 from Amazon, its nice in that it allows to splice both both wires from the source to both wires of the lead in a single, weatherproof press-on connector. The LED's don't draw enough amps in comparison to the DRL's for the ECU to even notice.

    I used the leads from the driver's side DRL right behind the bulb as it feeds into the connector. It's easy to get to and allows a quick connect (See Photos). If you use the two wires shown in my photo, then your grill lights will flash in time with the driver's side turn signal (this was before I corrected it). Use the White/Black and the Purple wires to achieve a solid-on anytime the DRLs are active.


    ***HINT : Because we tend to do wiring with the vehicle off (and I almost always set the park brake when I kill it), BE SURE TO RELEASE THE BRAKE prior to cranking the truck to test your wiring. If the brake is set when the key is turned, it deactivates the DRLs until the brake is released. This little tidbit had me thinking I was on a bad connection or wrong wire, leading me to recrimp and try different wire pairs several time unnecessarily. Turns out I was right the first time.



     
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  5. Jul 5, 2019 at 12:46 PM
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    This is a real easy way to do it too, tapping into the two wires that power the tiny amber bulb on the very top corner of headlights. Not a lot of wire to work with, which makes tapping into a bit more difficult, but easy in itself...this method usually doesn’t involve fusing your new stuff, which isn’t a huge deal when you’re adding 3 led lights that pull very little amps
     
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    You should also look into color matching that grill...is yours a black truck? If so, I color matched my identical grille with duplicolor 202 black Toyota color match from auto store. After 3 coats I covered with a clear enamel recommended by ace hardware. It came out pretty darn good. I only wish I would have taken time to wet sand but it looks good enough.
     
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    Mine is MGM. I initially intended to color match it, but after test installing it, it looked really good in black up against the black bumper and lights. The camera makes it look a little more jarring, but to the eye its a nice contrast to the rest of the front end, especially after replacing the chrome bulge with the color-matched bulge in the photo

    I didn't even elect to add any sort of emblem after the fact.. Thinking of adding some hideaway strobes behind the honeycomb, though.
     
  8. Jul 7, 2019 at 7:32 AM
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    Thanks guys, super helpful. Have already purchased the wire connectors so I’ll tackle it when the grill arrives. So, do I ONLY use the white/black and purple wires in the connector, and leave the red out, to achieve solid amber lights? Thanks.
     
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    I’m a little confused about the question, your grille led lights will come with a connector that has a red (+) and black (-) wire on the end , you need to connect the red wire to the positive wire going into the headlight bulb or add-a-fuse, the black wire either gets connected to the negative wire going to the headlight bulb or you can just ground to chassis if going the add-a-fuse route. Not sure which “red” wire you’re contemplating leaving out.
     
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    Sorry, I was referring to Hellbent’s comment in regards to the wires he used. I don’t use this forum as much as I should, so I’m not sure how to respond to a specific post. I am choosing to go the snap on wire connector route as opposed to the add a fuse route. He mentioned to use the black/white and purple wire to achieve solid light with the DRLs.
     
  11. Jul 7, 2019 at 8:42 AM
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    Ah, okay, I’ll let him respond. To respond to a specific post, such as I am doing here, hit the “quote” button at the bottom of the post you are responding to, then type your response
     
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    Much appreciated, thank you!
     
  13. Jul 7, 2019 at 10:49 AM
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    So, is the red wire left out of the connector? The black/white in one side and the purple next to it? Thank you!
     
  14. Jul 15, 2019 at 5:56 PM
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    Not sure how he fixed this. But the white/black is a ground wire to that bulb and the purple wire is a parking lot wire. Purple won’t have power unless you turn on your lights (at least on a 16’ with halogen drl’s) wiring is different if there are led drl’s from factory

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  15. Jul 15, 2019 at 5:58 PM
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    If you are powering. Use either purple or the red. DO NOT connect purple with the white and black wire. Why/bk is connected to ground. Always use a multimeter to verify first.
     
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    I have this same grill and one of the lights is getting really dim. Was curious if any of you know or have replaced these lights? The closest I have found for replacement lights is the Ford Raptor replacment lights like this one - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...title_srh_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1LGDXCZMXB2CW There are a lot of reviews that say the wiring is backwards for them too, which causes more confusion towards purchasing.
    Have any of you had luck with replacing the lights on these grills?
     
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