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LEDs having issues

Hey what's up guys I'm having a problem with my LEDs that I've installed on my 07 tundra. Well I put them in the rear first brake light bulbs then turn signals then I did the front turn signals...

Well they started hyperflashing immediately so I installed resistors in the front and rear... now my tail lights do not work!!! At all!!!

Check all the fuses under hood and under dash and the tail light fuse was blown so I changed it and they still don't work...

Are there any other fuses, or more specifically, any other relays that control my tail lights?

My trailer tail/running lights are still working so I tried to tap into that wire as a temporary fix but it started smoking slightly and smelling after just a short period if time while they were turned on while hook up to my trailer plug...

I'm confused as all hell so any help would be appreciated... thanks In advance...
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Heres my thinking. While I don't have your tundra year. I'm wondering if your signals are wired in series. You added 2 resistors that are in parallel with the lights. Try removing just one of the resistors and see what happens.

You said you smelled something smoking. Was that coming from the resistor or the wire? Lastly what is the resistor value?

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Well the year is a 2007... and I have since disconnected the resistors. But I want to say they are 8 ohms.
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And the burning and smelling was coming after I hooked the tail lights up with the trailer running lights... I've since disconnected that too obviously.
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Are you sure you connected your resistors to the proper wires?
Proper installation will have no effect on other circuits IE brake or parking lights..




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Well the year is a 2007... and I have since disconnected the resistors. But I want to say they are 8 ohms.
It is suggested 50W 6-Ohm for each LED bulb.

They also can get really hot so mount them with a good double sided tape to the body of the truck.

I used Vled resistors.
They cost more more but they a big and dissipate heat, have an easy tap harness, and VLR High Temp mounting tape to secure them.

https://www.vleds.com/shop-products/...-6-duotap.html

Something that gets that hot is not something I would go cheap on..

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It is suggested 50W 6-Ohm for each LED bulb.

They also can get really hot so mount them with a good double sided tape to the body of the truck.

I used Vled resistors.
They cost more more but they a big and dissipate heat, have an easy tap harness, and VLR High Temp mounting tape to secure them.

https://www.vleds.com/shop-products/...-6-duotap.html

Something that gets that hot is not something I would go cheap on..
ya, I went with VLeds resister as well.

that is one thing you don't want to go cheap on, he already smelled burning once, LOL

one on each rear and that handles the front turns as well.


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ya, I went with VLeds resister as well.

that is one thing you don't want to go cheap on, he already smelled burning once, LOL

one on each rear and that handles the front turns as well.
Back when we installed ours, Vleds had 2 different values of resistors.
One for front and rear and one for front or rear.
Now they only sell the one that is used for a single bulb and recommend one resistor for each bulb.

https://www.vleds.com/shop-products/...-6-duotap.html

One for One: We get asked all the time, how many resistors will I need?
The answer is simple: If you're removing a filament turn signal bulb add one VLR-6 in its place.
It's like balancing a scale, if you remove weight the scale will be unbalanced so you're simply putting the same amount of weight (load) back on.


Don't know why they stopped making the ones we bought?
It sure was easier just to mount the one behind the rear taillight to cover front and rear..

I just looked up my old order on Vled..
I ones I bought were VLR-3 RESISTORS.
The ones they sell now are VLR-6.

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Yes they are definitely installed correctly. But I have two on the rear and two on the fronts also...
And a funny thing kinda happened when I was hooking up the fronts. They were still hyperflashing after I installed the last two resistors in the front. It stopped as soon as I hooked up another ground wire from directly to the battery and to the negative of the front left turn signal wire. And without it it was also flashing the opposite side kinda lightly when either side turn signal was engaged. To it almost looked like the emergency flashers were on from looking at the fro t of the vehicle. Not on the dash tho...
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@Breathing Borla ...

I only smelled the burning after I had tapped into my trailer lighting... But needless to say that is now disconnected... unless anyone thinks that if I change it out from the 30 to a 15 amp would remedy that burning smell?
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Back when we installed ours, Vleds had 2 different values of resistors.
One for front and rear and one for front or rear.
Now they only sell the one that is used for a single bulb and recommend one resistor for each bulb.

https://www.vleds.com/shop-products/...-6-duotap.html

One for One: We get asked all the time, how many resistors will I need?
The answer is simple: If you're removing a filament turn signal bulb add one VLR-6 in its place.
It's like balancing a scale, if you remove weight the scale will be unbalanced so you're simply putting the same amount of weight (load) back on.


Don't know why they stopped making the ones we bought?
It sure was easier just to mount the one behind the rear taillight to cover front and rear..

I just looked up my old order on Vled..
I ones I bought were VLR-3 RESISTORS.
The ones they sell now are VLR-6.

And welcome to the forum @Ryan Reynolds
Thanks for the heads up, didn't know they changed. Mine have been fine and yes that would be much more a PITA to have those up front as well.

the rear was simple screwed it right in the metal with a sheet metal screw behind the light.

lets hope we aren't still dicking around with this stuff and ghetto mods when the new tundra comes out and they just have LEDs everywhere factory.

Ive been messing with putting LEDs in tundras since late 99 with my 2000 tundra, LOL. Hey Toyota, next time in 2021 just put them everywhere.


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I only smelled the burning after I had tapped into my trailer lighting... But needless to say that is now disconnected... unless anyone thinks that if I change it out from the 30 to a 15 amp would remedy that burning smell?
I think you are way over complicating this, you shouldn't be changing fuses, splitting wires or tapping anything other than adding a HIGH quality resister.

If you really want LEDs in the lights, I would strongly recommend just starting over (before you toast something that will cost you big time) and adding the VLeds resistors like @1lowlife posted.

Your electrical system isn't something you want to play with too much IMO

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^ this...
A quality bulb and a big solid properly mounted resistor is a must for LED mods.

After trying several different brands of LED bulbs, it was trial and error to find good ones.
Some on Amazon state a resistor is not needed, but those quickly burned out.
Any LEDs on Amazon that come 10 in a package didn't last 3 months.

And beware of Headlight Revolution for smaller LED bulbs, the contacts on their bulbs are so thin they break under normal driving conditions.
Sure they will replace them, but after replacing my plate bulbs and front parking light bulbs twice (each), I bought a different bulb. .

I ended up with the following in my 2014.

Interior and license plates.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Front parking lights.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Third brake light and rear turn signal, nice red color.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Cargo light..
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Front turn signal/DRL
https://www.siriusledlights.com/prod...ght-7440-amber

Brake/rear parking light, nice red color..
https://www.siriusledlights.com/prod...light-3157-red

Reverse backup light..
Expensive but bright as f(k..
XP80 (510 lumens) $90
https://www.diodedynamics.com/backup...ndra-pair.html

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Ok... correction. they are 6 ohm resistors that I installed. I put the sylvania brand resistors in it... they cost the same as the others that you recommended also.... so there's something going on... is there a really that controls the tail lights maybe? But here's the link to the resistors that I installed.

https://www.autozone.com/electrical-...ors/771931_0_0

Anyone else with any input? anything would be greatly appreciated. Because im pretty sure as of right now I can still put my factory bulbs back in and still have this same problem with my tail lights not working at all...

Thanks for your input and I certainly agree with u about my electrical not being something I want to mess with!!!
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Did you put a volt meter on the tail lights. Are you sure those tail leds are working?
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