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Old 07-24-2011, 01:23 PM   #1
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Wiring a leer topper to Tacoma

I am trying to wire a used leer topper I just bought and have the wiring from the topper to the truck. The wires that are coming from the topper to the truck are- a black wire
a solid red wire
a red wire with a white stripe in it.

When I took the left taillight out I did not see the same wires in my tacoma.

Does anybody know what wires in the tail light I need to tap into to get my third brake light on the topper to work? The wires coming from the topper have a pigtail in it so i am going to keep it.
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Old 07-24-2011, 02:27 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Rtrn2taco View Post
Remove two 10mm bolts to remove taillight assembly. Pull straight rearward to reomve taillight. then make following connections

Green/red = brake light
green (right next to it) - works when parking lightsare on = dome light wire (you would have to go to battery for dome light on anytime make sure you use a fuse within a foot of the battery)
white/black = ground

There is a gap between the bedcaps and the bed (rear metal upright) large enough for 3 wires to fit. You can fish them out from inside the tailght.

For quick disconnect capabilities you will always have a connector there (so it will as clean as your imagination its just wires) . If you don't have a "quick disconnect just get a 4flat trailor harness loop and use it (they come in 48'' lengths).

I hope this helped.

I bought a flat trailer wire set so I could disconnect it when I wanted to remove my topper.

I am sure that your black wire is ground. I am pretty sure that your red wire is brake. I am guessing that you have a dome light and that is the striped wire. You can run the dome lights off the green wire, but your dome will only work if you have your lights on.
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I have the same topper. Red goes to tail light. Black has to be run to your truck frame. I tried wiring black to tail light and it will stop working. I took to leer dealer and you have to mount black to frame for solid ground. I ran wire through tail light then down to frame. Works like a charm. Hope this helps.
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Thanks Guys. I got it working.
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