Hallelujah!!!Can’t thank @amw2320 enough for this thread. I have never touched electrical in my life before this.
Two LED High Beam//Low Beam harnesses which plug into the factory high beam socket reversing polarity at the factory high beam socket built(One already installed before I took the photo)
One passenger side “high beam dash indicator light enabler” harness built and ready to plug into the low beam factory socket
One divers side “high beam dash indicator light enabler” harness built and ready to be installed
Hope to finish the job tonight and fingers crossed that I don’t release the magic blue smoke of death in my electronics
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I'm not an electrician, but I followed this chain to get my FJ62 (12V) set up with LED headlights. Had to switch a few things since my LEDs all contained both high and low beam connections in each headlight, but those were minor.Any clue what the value on the resistor would need to be for a 24v vehicle?
Just ordered the JW Speaker headlights tonight after a little incident in the dark.
Found this thread and drew up the attached diagram for the FJ62.
I might be dumb but why is the resistor necessary in the circuit for the hi beam indicator. I don't really see the point.
◦ The resistor can have a resistance anywhere from 1 to 50 ohm (I don’t recommend less than 5 ohm or more than 30). The resistance you choose will determine how bright your high beam indicator light is. A 5 ohm resistor will make the indicator about as bright as it was with the original headlights. Increasing the resistance to 10, 20 or 30 ohms will reduce the brightness of your high beam indicator by roughly 10, 20 and 30% respectively. Some people find that the high beam indicator is brighter than necessary with the original headlight setup.
◦ The catch with this resistor is that, due to the Toyota wiring setup, the resistor gets a full 12 volts when you use the “flash mode” of your vehicles headlights (pulling the high/low beam lever towards the steering wheel briefly). If someone were to hold the lever in flash mode, the resistor would get very hot and burn out. If you want to avoid this possibility, the resistor must be able to handle the full 12 volts indefinitely. In order to calculate what size (wattage) of resistor is necessary, you must take the voltage squared and divide it by the resistance that you choose (P = V2/R) P = Power in watts, V = voltage, R = resistance in ohms. If you choose a 10 ohm resistor and assume an operating voltage of 14.4 volts, the resistor must be able to handle at least 20.736 watts. A 10 ohm, 20 watt resistor (similar to www.amazon.com/dp/B0087YHQLW) would probably be very safe. If you aren’t concerned about someone holding the flash mode on for more than a few seconds at a time, I think a 10 ohm 5 watt resistor would be more than adequate. In most cases where the flash mode is only ever used for a quick flash, a 1 watt resistor would probably be just fine. The system will operate just fine with no resistor in place until you try to use flash mode, at which time you will blow both headlight fuses.
Yeah I’ve read that and just don’t understand why it would blow the fuse. There’s no way the little indicator bulb is going to increase the amp draw enough to pop the fuse and it can’t be that the sudden flash of the high beams would do it either since the resistor isn’t on that portion of the circuit. Only thing I could see is that it has a separate ground so maybe that’s why.This came from the very first post on the thread (see below). Its supposed to keep you from blowing your headlight fuses when flashing your brights. I never even tried it without the resistor.
going to throw another variable in here and ask for some advice. i have a IPF harness so i could run H4/H1 lights. will this harness work off the end of the IPF one or should i just remove it?
Can you tell me which color wire goes to which number on the relay. I can't tell from the pic.struggling here guys. my ipf harness doesn’t work with this harness so i’ve disconnected it and i’m going off stock harness. i can get the passenger side to work but my drivers is doing something funny. the low beam won’t come on. the high beam will but no dash indicator. i’ve gone over the harness again and again and it all seems right. any help would be appreciated.
here’s my harness
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it seemed to be working on mock up but when i put them in the headlight bucket it stopped. i’ve checked wires and they all have good connections. i swapped the low beam over to the right side and it works so it’s not the light.
could i have a bad resistor? i thought that would only affect the indicator.
Yeah. I have the same issue. Ordered a 50ohm resistor yesterday. Hopefully that will knock it down a bit.