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3rd Gen LED reverse pods

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by chadabear, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Mar 30, 2018 at 3:14 PM
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    Yea, I am just not all that savvy when it comes to wiring. I don't even own a soldering gun. I did wire ditch lights up to my tractor canopy though and di a really good job but the connection is just a 12v cigarette lighter plug. I was too chicken to go hard wire with a switch. But the runs are done right, weather proof butt connectors, shrink tubing and wire looms. It looks good and has lasted two winters. When I use it mainly, for snow removal with the attached 54" blower.
     
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  2. Mar 30, 2018 at 3:27 PM
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    Dude all you need to get is a wiring harness with a built on relay and fuse. It’s freaking cake man. It’s litteraly thoughtless lol all my lights are hard wired. I want to get that Perfbuilt panel and blue seas fuse block so it’s not all just tapped directly to the battery though
     
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  3. Mar 30, 2018 at 3:30 PM
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    Yea, I do like the switch idea but I definitely would want them to come on with the reverse too.

    Oh, speaking of reverse. I am putting those bulbs in this weekend and will post up some reviews. Putting the Hikari Philips in the high beam too. Will have to shoot some photos.
     
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    There is a wiring harness from ridgid that is made to tape into the reverse lights. So it has On with reverse, off with reverse, and auto. It’s a three way switch I just hate the switch it comes with.

    I am gonna slap the additional Hikari in the fogs sometime this weekend. Just been busy and want to snap some photos of the Aux F16 before and Hikari after for a good comparison.
     
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  6. Mar 30, 2018 at 7:42 PM
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    Sounds simple enough. Even for me. :D
     
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    Awesome mod!
     
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    Any chance you could snap a pic of the wiring to give me an idea of where to tap in?
     
  9. Mar 30, 2018 at 7:57 PM
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    bahaha
     
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  10. Mar 30, 2018 at 10:13 PM
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    Finished ready for install in the morning!

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    Psssh. Everybody knows the real drifters use zip-ties. Theres probably at least 30 on my truck at the moment. :mudding:
     
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  12. Mar 31, 2018 at 6:02 AM
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    On the back of the big round trailer plug, it is the middle wire. Pretty sure it's a smaller white one. Turkey hunting, won't be by truck till this eve
     
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    If the wire from the reverse light sent power to the relay then it seem like it could have a standard two position switch and also come on with the reverse lights. I am going to try to find the Rigid wires you are talking about. I definitely like the idea of having a switch option as well.
     
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    It’s a three way because you can set it to come on with the reverse lights or just turn them off so they don’t. Then there is an auto on position where you can turn them on when you want I think.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PACD2D0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Ts-VAbVTN9XWZ

    https://www.rigidindustries.com/installation-accessories/40192
     
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    Nice write up. Is there a way to make these constant on for area lighting?
     
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    Read up man! Lol

    That’s what we’ve been talking about. Hooking into a switch for anytime lights not just reverse. If that’s what your talking about.

    I got mine in already and plan to do this and do a video or write up. :thumbsup:
     
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    Done just need to be wired now.

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    Hopefully they aren’t pointing into the sky or way to far apart... still looks better white then chrome
     
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    Nice job!! Looks very neat and clean.

    Very incognito :spy:
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Looks OEM AF! Nice job!
     
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