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Old 02-03-2013, 08:26 AM   #21
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The research continues....

This wiring harness is much more difficult than it needs to be and 2 relays, diode adapters, light switches with only 3 wires going to it. I am starting to have my doubts.

It took me about a 1.5 hours to install an copycat Toyota (ebay) set on my daughter's Corolla. This Tacoma "Toyota" set has me on day #2 with no end in sight. The install was in 30 minutes. The electrical is another matter.

It may be a call to the vendor on Monday and ride the motorcycle to work if I can't get it figured out today.

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Old 02-03-2013, 11:03 AM   #22
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I already have a volunteer who will do that for me and I thank you as well for your generous offer.
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Finished!!

Well, I disconnected everything and started over, checking voltages as I went. I did move the fused power supply from the green/white wire to an open fuse link on the fuse panel that operates with the ignition switch.

The diode adapter seems to prevent reverse power draw. Without the diode adapter in place and my lights on, I had a live cigarette (accessory) power jacks. When I installed the adapter, it killed the power to the accessory jacks with only the lights on, I had to power the ignition on to get voltage to the jacks like when I bought the truck.

Everything is now working and this project is behind me.

Thanks to everybody that sent ideas.

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Old 02-04-2013, 08:18 PM   #25
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Got my kit installed tonight in a little over two hours. The instructions were pretty straight forward, but the descriptions for wires to tap into were a little lacking, and the wiring diagrams did not match my truck. I finally figured out that there is only ONE white wire, and ONE red/black wire in the area, so I tapped them and everything worked great.



Very clean looking install with the OEM lamps and switch. The kit is definitely a good deal.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:09 AM   #26
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Tacouga, did you tapped the wire to the low beam right?
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Yes, the lights work only when the low beams are on. I tapped the recommended wires in the kit's instructions.
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Very good info on installing fog lights with the kit from Toyota McDonough. Since y'all were using the kit when it first came out it appears as though the instructions have since changed? Here is somewhat of an explaination on the installation process from Toyota McDonough: http://toyotaofmcdonoughparts.net/bl...light-kit-help
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Very good info on installing fog lights with the kit from Toyota McDonough. Since y'all were using the kit when it first came out it appears as though the instructions have since changed? Here is somewhat of an explaination on the installation process from Toyota McDonough: http://toyotaofmcdonoughparts.net/bl...light-kit-help
Yea the diode part threw me off for a second when I done mine. I looked and looked then seen it in wire and hoped for the best. Mine have been great only thing I don't like is the relay is loud when they are turned on and truck on? Not big deal I just think the click sounds cheap.
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....... only thing I don't like is the relay is loud when they are turned on and truck on? Not big deal I just think the click sounds cheap.

When you say that the 'relay is loud' when turned on and a clicking sound is heard are you saying that it is a continuous 'clicking sound' or just a one time 'click sound' is heard when the switch is initially turned on?

Everything grounded properly? Did you double check all connections?
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I have a 2012 White bumper + fogs (no harness/switch) for sale Local Sales preferred =)
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:12 PM   #32
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When you say that the 'relay is loud' when turned on and a clicking sound is heard are you saying that it is a continuous 'clicking sound' or just a one time 'click sound' is heard when the switch is initially turned on?

Everything grounded properly? Did you double check all connections?
Yea it clicks when you turn key on then when you turn lights on. Just once.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:31 PM   #33
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Been off this site for awhile, work and family biz, However I am so happy to find this kit. Just ordered it and hope to have it installed next week.

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Old 03-28-2013, 05:06 PM   #34
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Been off this site for awhile, work and family biz, However I am so happy to find this kit. Just ordered it and hope to have it installed next week.

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It is a very nice kit. Make sure to look at online instructions(color) plus that link a above that fixes the original instructions.(manly the diode part) but over all I could not be happier and its the best priced "OEM" kit I found.
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Tks for the info, Be Safe JIM
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:31 PM   #36
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OK bought and installed this kit but I would really like to have it work with just the parking lights on. I see the MOD for the factory install lights but is there a MOD for this kit ???

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Anybody..... any ideas ????? Be Safe JIM
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Oh well, I guess there's no mod for this kit...... really wanted to set them up with the parking lights........
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A very old bump, but I need help. I ordered this kit and tried to install this afternoon. Got everything set up right per the new updated instructions that came with the kit. Result: the switch lights up, but the lights will not come on?

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disregard, I found link to help. hope it works
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