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Hey guys, so since Iím still missing my turn signals I went ahead and ordered some SRQ Fabrications filler panel LED turn signals a few days ago. I got them today and wired one of them up (the left side needs some clever ingenuity to mount it evenly because of the impact)

anyways, I turned on my hazards and the rear lights blink regularly, but the LEDs I installed flicker randomly and donít get fully bright. I do have the LED Relay, which iím going to try to install now, but before I take my lower dash apart to get to it, is there something obvious Iím missing? I just wired the lights up directly, red to white, and black to green.

I donít need to have all 4 turn signals be LED, do I?
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Hey guys, so since Iím still missing my turn signals I went ahead and ordered some SRQ Fabrications filler panel LED turn signals a few days ago. I got them today and wired one of them up (the left side needs some clever ingenuity to mount it evenly because of the impact)

anyways, I turned on my hazards and the rear lights blink regularly, but the LEDs I installed flicker randomly and donít get fully bright. I do have the LED Relay, which iím going to try to install now, but before I take my lower dash apart to get to it, is there something obvious Iím missing? I just wired the lights up directly, red to white, and black to green.

I donít need to have all 4 turn signals be LED, do I?
I too have their filler panel lights (really like them tbh) and it should be as simple as that. Try the relay first, even they warn against hyperflash with stock relays. If it still persists check your connections, cause you obviously got them right; they'd just be a little loose or something
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I too have their filler panel lights (really like them tbh) and it should be as simple as that. Try the relay first, even they warn against hyperflash with stock relays. If it still persists check your connections, cause you obviously got them right; they'd just be a little loose or something
I just swapped the relay. They blink slower but still theyíre almost completely dull. I can see them barely flicker and itís dark out... I thought I did my connections as solid as I could with just twisting them and wrapping well with electrical tape.

Iíll grab some real connectors from walmart real quick and redo them.
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just redid the connections and they still donít work... wtf
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Oh wait I read that wrong. If I recall the green wire should be positive, when I did this I think I remember being told white/black is the negative lead on these vehicles the majority of the time
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Oh wait I read that wrong. If I recall the green wire should be positive, when I did this I think I remember being told white/black is the negative lead on these vehicles the majority of the time
doh.

worked on american cars where green was ground. Even googled it to make sure beforehand. guess that’s not the case in japan. will fix in the morning

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JK, couldn’t resist just finishing them up tonight, they look good. Very bright. Thanks for catching that.

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doh.

worked on american cars where green was ground. Even googled it to make sure beforehand. guess thatís not the case in japan. will fix in the morning
If my memory serves me right, another way to check is comparing both sides directly as the positive lead is actually different colors between the left and right turn signals but the ground is the same color
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So I got my bumper today and I went to start tacking it together and realized the bracket that bolts to the frame doesn't fit at all. I was assuming the brackets would bolt directly to the frame rails, but, well just look at the photos. Perhaps they intend you to just bolt it to the bumper brackets? but the holes don't line up to those really either. I emailed the company but they wont be open till Monday. Really wanted to get this done this weekend but literally the first step is holding me up.

How did you guys mount your steel bumpers?

I think I could make an L or U shaped bracket to bolt to the frame rails (obv need to grind the rails down so the lip isn't in the way) and then weld the provided bracket to that. Or, perhaps I could simply weld a flat plate to the end of the frame rails that's wide/tall enough to bolt to the provided bracket.

My tools are pretty limited... basically just hand tools, angle grinder, drill, welder, some misc things.

This bumper will likely stay for the rest of the truck's life, and with the existing damage to the bumper brackets and right frame end cap, I'm not THAT worried about modifying the ends of the frame rails. This is actually one of the reasons I didn't go with a bolt-on kit, because I knew it probably wouldn't fit exactly right with the damage I have anyways, especially if it was intended to bolt to where the stock bumper bolted, not the frame rails.

I honestly think the big flat plate on the ends of the frame rails would be the easiest route in terms of my abilities/tools. L bracket would be a bit harder.


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So I got my bumper today and I went to start tacking it together and realized the bracket that bolts to the frame doesn't fit at all. I was assuming the brackets would bolt directly to the frame rails, but, well just look at the photos. Perhaps they intend you to just bolt it to the bumper brackets? but the holes don't line up to those really either. I emailed the company but they wont be open till Monday. Really wanted to get this done this weekend but literally the first step is holding me up.

How did you guys mount your steel bumpers?

I think I could make an L or U shaped bracket to bolt to the frame rails (obv need to grind the rails down so the lip isn't in the way) and then weld the provided bracket to that. Or, perhaps I could simply weld a flat plate to the end of the frame rails that's wide/tall enough to bolt to the provided bracket.

My tools are pretty limited... basically just hand tools, angle grinder, drill, welder, some misc things.

This bumper will likely stay for the rest of the truck's life, and with the existing damage to the bumper brackets and right frame end cap, I'm not THAT worried about modifying the ends of the frame rails. This is actually one of the reasons I didn't go with a bolt-on kit, because I knew it probably wouldn't fit exactly right with the damage I have anyways, especially if it was intended to bolt to where the stock bumper bolted, not the frame rails.

I honestly think the big flat plate on the ends of the frame rails would be the easiest route in terms of my abilities/tools. L bracket would be a bit harder.


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Time for some YouTube/google research time young grasshoppa 😆

Go to 7:35 in Timmyís video. Theyíre all like this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wey2f8n0Klc&feature=youtu.be

Break out that grinder. I havenít seen a single steel bumper that doesnít require you to cut the frame ends off and then weld the company specific ends to the open frame ends.

Contact the company before you cut anything but I feel pretty certain thatís how youíll have to go about this.
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Time for some YouTube/google research time young grasshoppa 😆

Go to 7:35 in Timmyís video. Theyíre all like this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wey2f8n0Klc&feature=youtu.be

Break out that grinder. I havenít seen a single steel bumper that doesnít require you to cut the frame ends off and then weld the company specific ends to the open frame ends.

Contact the company before you cut anything but I feel pretty certain thatís how youíll have to go about this.
What the heck. I guess the earlier 3rd gens and the later ďfat lipĒ 3rd gens have different frame ends. If my stock mounts looked like Timís, then Itíd be a direct bolt-on. But I guess since I have the earlier 3rd gen without the ďcrush barĒ behind the bumper, I donít have those nice big mounts on the ends of the frame.

So I guess that answers my confusion. Out comes the angle grinder then. Will update soon.
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What the heck. I guess the earlier 3rd gens and the later ďfat lipĒ 3rd gens have different frame ends. If my stock mounts looked like Timís, then Itíd be a direct bolt-on. But I guess since I have the earlier 3rd gen without the ďcrush barĒ behind the bumper, I donít have those nice big mounts on the ends of the frame.

So I guess that answers my confusion. Out comes the angle grinder then. Will update soon.
Fwiw I believe you're correct, I think I remember hearing it was changed at some point
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I was just gonna suggest that it looks like the ARB setup... beat me to it


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iíve got the end caps hacked off, anyone have a technique for lining up the plate/holes in the general correct place? I guess I have some wiggle room since iím welding the bumper brackets myself but ideally Iíd like them in the perfect spots...

should the plate be centered on the frame rails (Pic 1) or should the bottom inner bolt holes be centered on the frame rail and the other two holes be towards the outside and up? (pic 2)

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got the pieces Iím going to weld to the frame made. On top is the included brackets, on bottom is the pieces I made that will be welded to the ends of the frame rails.

Judge me on my welds as much as you like, But iíd just like to add that since I had to cut the piece in half I got to see the weld penetration and itís actually very good.

I have some wiggle room with these brackets with the way the bumper mounts to them, so as long as Iím within an inch in any direction, they will work fine.

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Hardest part is done! Calling it a night. Have to drive home @3 tomorrow so hopefully I can get it done before then.

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