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2022 LED Daytime Running Lights

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Stautert99, Jan 5, 2022.

  1. Jan 5, 2022 at 11:05 PM
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    Stautert99

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    Has anyone installed LED DRL bulbs in their 22 yet? What are you using? The DRL is the only Halogen bulb on this truck and I want to swap it.

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    I see. Looks like the harness he created is required? Or I could just order the lower-powered LEDs from Diode Dynamics and call it plug and play with no flickering issues?
     
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    Plug and play LED bulbs could work if they were designed to function down to 6 volts. I haven’t seen any specified to do that. That Auxbeam spec is 12-24 volts. It may work dimly at 6 V until it doesn’t.

    I’d make the harness change to power the bulbs properly, don’t kluge in cheap bulbs and hope they work.
     
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    I’m using the cheap plug-n-play bulbs from Amazon lol. Only had them a few days but no major issues yet. They are not as bright as I hoped but I’m not confident or knowledgeable enough to mess with the wiring, etc to go the other route. Super mild flickering, barely noticeable.
     
  6. Jan 6, 2022 at 5:36 AM
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    Don’t. Seriously. Read about it. No led in halogen housing. It’s stupid and it doesn’t work.
     
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    The aux beams mentioned will work. I have them in my ‘21 PRO without issue. Going to full 12v with an LED bulb will make the bulb act like a high beam and bother people in front of you. Been there done that.

    This is DRL only so no issue as dim accent lighting more or less. This bulb no longer serves as DRL and hi beam as on earlier model years. The lo and hi beam functions are now in the OEM LED bulb on ‘22, as well as ‘21 PRO and Limited models.
     
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    The Diode Dynamics bulb mentioned in the links provided is especially designed with a relatively low lumen output. Input voltage is 9-16 volts. Ideal for DRLs. From their website:
    “Brightness. At 250 lumens, the HP48 is a cosmetic upgrade only and will provide the same light output as your factory bulb.”
    https://www.diodedynamics.com/9005-hp48-led-bulbs.html

    It’s good that the Auxbeams are working for you but according to the specs they provide you’re operating them below their specified input voltage. That’s why probably why you detect some flicker. Plus, they are wired in series and if one fails open they both go out. No big deal as a DRL but something to be aware about.

    Keep us posted on how well they work over time and temperature extremes. (And if you can detect any AM radio interference). :thumbsup:
     
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