1. Welcome to 4Runners.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 4Runner discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other 4Runner owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

LED DRL for 2021 TRD Pro

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by bomtest, Jun 18, 2021.

  1. Jun 18, 2021 at 3:40 PM
    #1
    bomtest

    bomtest [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2021
    Member:
    #20863
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2021 Lunar Rock TRD Pro
    I've seen some threads on this topic, but they don't exactly address my topic/issue.

    The 2021 TRD Pro comes with a separate 9005 HB3 halogen bulb for the DRLs. I would like to replace it with an LED bulb. I have tried several and they don't work. It works with one halogen and one LED, but when I put both LEDs in I get nothing. The last ones I bought were 50W, as I thought I read that was the power needed to match the halogen power.

    Is there a LED bulb that can be used as the DRL in a 2021 TRD Pro?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jun 25, 2021 at 5:58 AM
    #2
    bomtest

    bomtest [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2021
    Member:
    #20863
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2021 Lunar Rock TRD Pro
    Bump??? I messaged the guys at Diode Dynamics and they don't even know...
     
  3. Jun 25, 2021 at 6:57 AM
    #3
    kmeeg

    kmeeg LionRunner

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2018
    Member:
    #5853
    Messages:
    3,154
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    19' Limited /21' TRD
    I don't have a direct solution for your requirement. But I replaced that DRL to a 2nd high beam. That required a relay and a separate switch on dash to turn on and off. May be I will see if I can find a high beam wire to trigger the relay so both high beams turn on together.

    Since I don't have a DRL I got some raptor style grill lights.

    Just shared this if you consider this less useful drl to something better.
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2021
  4. Aug 4, 2021 at 6:18 PM
    #4
    bomtest

    bomtest [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2021
    Member:
    #20863
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2021 Lunar Rock TRD Pro
  5. Aug 4, 2021 at 6:51 PM
    #5
    edgesalon

    edgesalon New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2018
    Member:
    #7148
    Messages:
    612
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Te
    Vehicle:
    18 FunRunner :-)
  6. Aug 4, 2021 at 6:55 PM
    #6
    bomtest

    bomtest [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2021
    Member:
    #20863
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2021 Lunar Rock TRD Pro
    High beams are integrated with low beams (LED) on 2021 TRD Pro. DRL were a separate halogen bulb. I had to find a LED bulb with the right current draw to work.
     
    edgesalon[QUOTED] likes this.
  7. Aug 4, 2021 at 6:59 PM
    #7
    edgesalon

    edgesalon New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2018
    Member:
    #7148
    Messages:
    612
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Te
    Vehicle:
    18 FunRunner :-)
    thanks
     
  8. Nov 9, 2021 at 9:20 AM
    #8
    wakebrdr142

    wakebrdr142 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2021
    Member:
    #22322
    Messages:
    62
    Gender:
    Male
    SC
    Vehicle:
    21PRO

    Sorry to revive this thread. I’ve been looking on and off for months for solutions to this.

    How are the lights doing over time and would you still recommend? Would you have any pics of how they look lit up? Thanks
     
  9. Nov 9, 2021 at 9:49 AM
    #9
    Emmantik

    Emmantik New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2018
    Member:
    #8016
    Messages:
    166
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2015 Magnetic Grey SR5P
    This thread may be of interest, FYI
     
  10. Nov 9, 2021 at 10:36 AM
    #10
    wakebrdr142

    wakebrdr142 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2021
    Member:
    #22322
    Messages:
    62
    Gender:
    Male
    SC
    Vehicle:
    21PRO
    Thanks for the lead! Hopefully a plug and play option will be had in the future.
     
  11. Nov 9, 2021 at 6:52 PM
    #11
    bomtest

    bomtest [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2021
    Member:
    #20863
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2021 Lunar Rock TRD Pro
    My lights work great! No issues... I'll shoot some pictures and post
     
    MiamiMark likes this.
  12. Nov 9, 2021 at 7:09 PM
    #12
    wakebrdr142

    wakebrdr142 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2021
    Member:
    #22322
    Messages:
    62
    Gender:
    Male
    SC
    Vehicle:
    21PRO
    Thanks, looking forward to it!
     
  13. Nov 11, 2021 at 4:16 PM
    #13
    wakebrdr142

    wakebrdr142 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2021
    Member:
    #22322
    Messages:
    62
    Gender:
    Male
    SC
    Vehicle:
    21PRO
    I went ahead and purchased the bulbs you linked above and threw them in today. I’ve been in a rush today so haven’t had much time to really evaluate these.

    Initial impressions.

    The new lights are much better in color than the factory DRL bulbs. Just what I was looking for so far.

    Here are a few pics. Pictures trying to compare lights are pretty difficult but here is a quick attempt.

    New lights on the left.

    1E3E72BD-4FC4-47E0-B1D7-E848CC50A35B.jpg
     
  14. Nov 11, 2021 at 5:40 PM
    #14
    lunar_t4r

    lunar_t4r New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2021
    Member:
    #22416
    Messages:
    132
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    2022 Lunar Rock ORP
    looks good. are you noticing any strobing with the led?
     
  15. Nov 11, 2021 at 6:50 PM
    #15
    wakebrdr142

    wakebrdr142 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2021
    Member:
    #22322
    Messages:
    62
    Gender:
    Male
    SC
    Vehicle:
    21PRO
    Initially I didn't notice anything. I just went back outside and looked it over pretty good and from two feet or more I notice next to nothing looking directly at the lights.

    When I get up to the light really close I can see some VERY minor flicker. And to see it I have to be looking at the bulb very close and a little off axis. Almost imperceptible. When I pulled into the garage and examined the lights on the wall I didn't really notice any flickering except maybe when the headlights were a foot away from the wall, and even then I wasn't sure if it was flicker or just maybe a little vibration from the car running.

    Back away from the wall and you couldn't see it anymore. I did notice the lights got slightly brighter when changing gears from forward to reverse in the garage, stationary. This was only for like a micro second. I revved the engine and no changes.

    Overall I'm super happy with these so far. I'm so glad to have that yellowish DRL gone. I'll have to wait until tomorrow morning to see how they look during the day.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2021
    MiamiMark and lunar_t4r like this.
  16. Nov 11, 2021 at 7:21 PM
    #16
    lunar_t4r

    lunar_t4r New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2021
    Member:
    #22416
    Messages:
    132
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    2022 Lunar Rock ORP
    sweet. keep us posted. interested on how they look in direct sunlight!
     
    wakebrdr142 likes this.
  17. Nov 11, 2021 at 8:11 PM
    #17
    Jrunr

    Jrunr 2021 TRD Pro

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2021
    Member:
    #23243
    Messages:
    668
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Vehicle:
    2021 Magnetic Grey Metallic TRD Pro
    I’m in the same boat as you here… we just need to figure out which headlight wire activates the high beam shutter, and tap into it for the relay signal…. That should give us additional high beams with the use of the stalk inside the cabin.

    Please let me know if/when you figure out which wire that is!!
     
    kmeeg[QUOTED] likes this.
  18. Nov 11, 2021 at 8:17 PM
    #18
    Jrunr

    Jrunr 2021 TRD Pro

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2021
    Member:
    #23243
    Messages:
    668
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Vehicle:
    2021 Magnetic Grey Metallic TRD Pro
    BTW, which light bars are you running in your upper grill again?
     
  19. Nov 11, 2021 at 8:53 PM
    #19
    kmeeg

    kmeeg LionRunner

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2018
    Member:
    #5853
    Messages:
    3,154
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    19' Limited /21' TRD
    Diode Dynamics SS6
    Screenshot_20211111-215235_Gmail.jpg
     
  20. Nov 12, 2021 at 7:46 AM
    #20
    wakebrdr142

    wakebrdr142 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2021
    Member:
    #22322
    Messages:
    62
    Gender:
    Male
    SC
    Vehicle:
    21PRO
    Daytime

    403D7748-918F-4823-85DF-54A587466FED.jpg
    7190922F-B7EC-4D89-B58F-32BD59A82DA4.jpg
    3D299243-BF31-43DF-84F8-565596550D42.jpg
    72134683-1C97-4075-93FD-8DFEE331BC53.jpg
     
    lunar_t4r and MiamiMark like this.
  21. Nov 12, 2021 at 9:21 AM
    #21
    lunar_t4r

    lunar_t4r New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2021
    Member:
    #22416
    Messages:
    132
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    2022 Lunar Rock ORP
    looks great. thanks for sharing. to make sure, are those the auxbeam 9005 leds that was linked by the OP?
     
  22. Nov 12, 2021 at 9:25 AM
    #22
    wakebrdr142

    wakebrdr142 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2021
    Member:
    #22322
    Messages:
    62
    Gender:
    Male
    SC
    Vehicle:
    21PRO
    Yep, I hit the link above and purchased directly from there.
     
  23. Nov 12, 2021 at 9:50 AM
    #23
    Mrkothegigolo

    Mrkothegigolo New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2021
    Member:
    #22941
    Messages:
    37
    Gender:
    Male
    CA
    Vehicle:
    2022 MGM ORP
    Would this work for a 2022? I know the difference in the 22 is the LED High Beam. But I'm trying to figure out if those bulbs would work in the 22 DRL
     
  24. Nov 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM
    #24
    lunar_t4r

    lunar_t4r New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2021
    Member:
    #22416
    Messages:
    132
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    2022 Lunar Rock ORP
    it should, the '21 TRD Pro/Limited headlights are the same setup as the '22s.
     
  25. Nov 12, 2021 at 2:31 PM
    #25
    T4Rrunning

    T4Rrunning New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2021
    Member:
    #19826
    Messages:
    443
    Gender:
    Male
    California
    Thanks for the info. Are these the only bulbs that work for the TRD Pro DRL?
     
  26. Nov 14, 2021 at 5:14 AM
    #26
    Pasr519

    Pasr519 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2021
    Member:
    #22109
    Messages:
    78
  27. Nov 14, 2021 at 6:18 AM
    #27
    bomtest

    bomtest [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2021
    Member:
    #20863
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2021 Lunar Rock TRD Pro
    Thanks for posting these. Sorry I was too lazy to post mine... lol. I've had these lights for several months with no issues. I like the color so much better than stock.
     
  28. Nov 14, 2021 at 6:49 PM
    #28
    4X4T4R

    4X4T4R New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2020
    Member:
    #18365
    Messages:
    21
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2021 TRD ORP
    I'm trying out a set of the auxbeams. Just installed them. First impression, yes they are whiter in color and the DRL flicker is so faint I can only tell if I stare at them for a bit. As far as high beam use goes, they're pretty dim. I'm going to use them for a couple days and probably return them. I wasn't expecting much for $22. They come in a small plastic ziplock, the "glass (plastic)" lens on one was already broken from the base. I didn't bother gluing it, I just pressed it back in.

    If you want a DRL that's white like the headlight, you'll probably like them. If you're expecting a real bright highbeam, they might not be for you.
     
  29. Nov 18, 2021 at 10:08 AM
    #29
    matoolie

    matoolie Taking it a day at a time

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2021
    Member:
    #19314
    Messages:
    149
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Michael
    Vehicle:
    2021 Lunar Pro: 2014 Limited
    Thanks to @bomtest for link and @wakebrdr142 for pics. I installed these today and they work as described above. The brightness is on par with original halogens, which is good as these are only DRL’s and don’t need expensive bulbs. There is a little bit of flicker, but barely noticeable. Per link above to other forum post, these bulbs are in series and running at about 6-7 volts only.
     
    wakebrdr142 likes this.
  30. Nov 18, 2021 at 10:18 AM
    #30
    Too Stroked

    Too Stroked New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2021
    Member:
    #23370
    Messages:
    285
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tom
    South shore of Lake Ontario
    Vehicle:
    2021 SR5 Premium
    Personally, I'm more concerned about high beam performance than DRL looks, but that's just personal opinion.
     
    Jrunr likes this.
To Top