I just picked up a pair of LED bumper lens for my RX but it didn't come with any diagram instructions on which wire is which, whether its for low voltage, high voltage when braking, etc. It came with four wires. Here's my guess:
BLACK Wire - Negative
WHITE Wire - Running Light
RED Wire - Bright Mode
Black Wire = Negative
Red Wire = Positive (Bright Mode)
Green Wire = Positive (Dim Mode)
I know that I need to use a voltage tester for the actual brake wires, but what do I test with on the actual lens?
Attached is the pic of the red/white/black stuck together and the green wire is separate. I think someone did it to their RX already.
Any help(s) would be greatly appreciated.
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Yeah, I just installed these about a month ago. I used my battery charger (set to 12 VDC) to test the output brightness for each LED. I only had 3 wires on mine. Red, White and Black. IIR, the Black was common (ground) and the Red was the stop lamp. White is the running lamp.
I tied them into the harness before it goes out to each tail lamp assembly in the trunk well.
If you have four wires, I don't have a clue as to what the Green wire is for? If that one is a ground, then there's 3 wires to handle 2 circuits..... Hmm..
Use volt/ohm meter to measure for resistance between each of the wires. See which show a complete circuit and which show an open. Then grab a 12 volt source and test each wire to see what the actual output is. I'm stumped as to why there's a 4th wire.
These don't have turn signal capabilities do they?
I cracked the lens on my tail light and didn't pass inspection. A new Lexus tail light module was so expensive that I could buy a new set of led tail lights on eBay, which I did.
Installed and worked OK. Looked very cool.
Then my daughter was stopped by the police for no real reason.
Then I was stopped by the police because my tail lights were out.
I took the car to my Lexus repair place (not the dealer). Somehow the led tail lights had damaged my Lexus, very expensive, light monitoring computer. This is the one that measures the voltage to all your lights and sends the warning signal to your dash when one of them fails.
It was costly to replace - around $400 as I recall. They were able to buy a set of used but good tail lights from salvage at a really good price. I had thrown away the originals. Still, it was expensive. So, I had a VERY bad experience with led lighting on my RX300.
They seem to be a cop magnet for some reason and they might hurt your lighting computer.
Hmm.. Interesting. I wonder what the amperage draw on the aftermarket LED tail lamps are, compared to the original incandescent lamps. The LED bumper lights are small, so I would have to assume the draw is minimal..
Now I'm hesitant to wire it to the brake lights. Maybe I'll just tap in the parking lights (Green wire for dim) and not bother with the other wires. I'm hoping that this simple modification won't effect the warning indicator to your dash board if one light goes out.