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PostSubject: PIAA Bumper Lights - Work Only On Low Beam :(   Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:26 am

Question So the factory PIAA bumper lights only work with the low beam headlights. I know this is law in some states but I want mine to work with both low and high beams (or any time I flip the switch). Is there an easy fix for this? Thought I would ask before I start snipping and experimenting since the dealership already had to replace my harness for these lights once due to a factory defect.
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PostSubject: Re: PIAA Bumper Lights - Work Only On Low Beam :(   Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:25 am

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/4838-cheap-free-mods.html#post45430

Not sure but I think that you should be able to do this and it will work. I did it on my Taco when I still had the factory fogs and it worked great. Took about 10 mins from start to finish. Hope this helps.
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PostSubject: Re: PIAA Bumper Lights - Work Only On Low Beam :(   Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:13 pm

Rylandnc,
Did you ever figure this out? I want to do the same thing.
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PostSubject: Re: PIAA Bumper Lights - Work Only On Low Beam :(   Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:19 pm

Not yet...I think it's going to take some re-wiring and I haven't attempted it yet.
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PostSubject: Re: PIAA Bumper Lights - Work Only On Low Beam :(   Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:04 pm

Just out of curiosity where is your switch for the bumper lights. I think Sparks took the easiest way out possible by putting a switch on the panel closest to the drivers door.
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PostSubject: Re: PIAA Bumper Lights - Work Only On Low Beam :(   Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:08 pm

The little round switch? Yes, same here. My dealer told me SouthEast Toyota adds them on down at the port, along with the roof racks, step rails, tires/wheels, hitches, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: PIAA Bumper Lights - Work Only On Low Beam :(   Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:13 pm

Yep... I guess I can't blame Sparks then! I think that switch and location sucks... Oh well it works!
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PostSubject: Re: PIAA Bumper Lights - Work Only On Low Beam :(   Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:03 am

Yeah, mine is on the silver plastic panel to the left of the steering wheel. Lazy-asses should have just used the blank spots with the rest of the buttons, on the dash.
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PostSubject: Re: PIAA Bumper Lights - Work Only On Low Beam :(   Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:11 am

Yep we should do a run to the ports (I think Charleston some where) and bang those guys up a bit! LOL
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PostSubject: Re: PIAA Bumper Lights - Work Only On Low Beam :(   Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:19 am

hahaha sign me up!!!
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PostSubject: Re: PIAA Bumper Lights - Work Only On Low Beam :(   Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:06 pm

I find it really strange that the OEM Toyota Hella's only come on with high beam while the dealer installed PIAA's only come on with the low beam. Are the PIAA's fog lights? I know the Hella's are driving lights... is that the difference?
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PostSubject: Re: PIAA Bumper Lights - Work Only On Low Beam :(   Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:17 pm

The PIAAs are fog lights. Wish I had an extra set of driving lights actually. The brighter the better. lol. If you get a chance, check out Scott Flushing's IPF driving lights.
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PostSubject: Re: PIAA Bumper Lights - Work Only On Low Beam :(   Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:57 am

Guys, there is a write up in the tech section of the blue room on how to use your bumper lights on high or low beam. You have to modify a relay or something along those lines. Do a search and you should find it... pretty good write up on it.
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PostSubject: Re: PIAA Bumper Lights - Work Only On Low Beam :(   Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:43 am

Well if you find it again let me know... or better yet post a link here. I've search everything I know and have found how to hack the high beam only lights but not the low beam only lights.
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PostSubject: Re: PIAA Bumper Lights - Work Only On Low Beam :(   Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:44 pm

Here is the link I remember reading. It is about not having to have the high beams on when you use the fog lights:

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/how-technical-articles/75824-aux-light-switch-hi-beam-bypass-hack.html



Not sure if this is the same thing you are looking for or not.....
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PostSubject: Re: PIAA Bumper Lights - Work Only On Low Beam :(   Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:18 pm

Nope. I found that one too. We're looking to make them STAY on with the high beams. Mine might just get completely rewired this winter in the garage!
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PostSubject: Re: PIAA Bumper Lights - Work Only On Low Beam :(   Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:11 pm

I think my lights on my bumper only come on with the high beams and won't energize with the low beams. I hooked them up with the factory button and pre-existing wiring. I was thinking about trying to do the mod to where they come on seperately, high or low beam, but never got around to it. My lights are Hella's though.
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PostSubject: Re: PIAA Bumper Lights - Work Only On Low Beam :(   Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:20 pm

Weird... mine are the opposite. They only come on with the low beams.
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PostSubject: Re: PIAA Bumper Lights - Work Only On Low Beam :(   Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:23 pm

If you read the tech thread I posted from the blue forum, their lights only come on with the brights as well. I wonder why some are on low and some on high?
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PostSubject: Re: PIAA Bumper Lights - Work Only On Low Beam :(   Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:37 pm

The Hella's are Auxillary Lights (on with high beams) and the PIAA's are Driving lights (on with low beams like fog lights).
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PostSubject: Re: PIAA Bumper Lights - Work Only On Low Beam :(   Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:57 pm

Interesting. This may sound dumb but I thought driving lights had to be bigger... like the IPF driving lights.The PIAAs seem kinda weak.
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PostSubject: Re: PIAA Bumper Lights - Work Only On Low Beam :(   Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:00 pm

Looking on the PIAA website, it's all about the beam pattern.
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PostSubject: Re: PIAA Bumper Lights - Work Only On Low Beam :(   Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:42 pm

Interesting.
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