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Adding factory bed lights?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by savin yours, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. Sep 22, 2018 at 7:20 AM
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    savin yours

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    Is this possible?
     
  2. Sep 22, 2018 at 7:24 AM
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    I added factory bed lights and tired in my canopy light to them also. When you buy the kit it comes with directions that are easy to follow.
     
  5. Sep 22, 2018 at 7:47 AM
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    Awesome! Any idea on the cost?
     
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  7. Sep 22, 2018 at 9:03 AM
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    The factory kit (Amazon link) is easy to install, did mine in a few hours (but I was ainal about cable routing and length). Few people have made the mistake of not printing the PDF template at a scale of 1:1 and there for drilled the holes in the wrong place. The connectors supplied for tapping into the factory wiring are shit. But since you need to cut the wire down to size since you get about 6ft too much, just cut them off and use posi-tap's instead.
     
  8. Sep 22, 2018 at 9:20 AM
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    this would be sweet with an OE style switch that lets you toggle them to power on when doors are open or on all the time.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Follow the factory install, and that’s exactly what happens. They tap into that switch.
     
  10. Sep 22, 2018 at 10:25 AM
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    a truck that didn't come with factory bed lights didn't come with "that switch".
    the picture shown is from caliraised site, an advertisement for the switch panel only.
    the Toyota/Amazon kit suggested above doesn't come with any switch.

    from a review on the amazon listing:
    --"There is no physical switch. It is designed to hook into the dome light circuit and goes on and off with the functions that control the dome light - pressing the key fob or opening the door."
     
  11. Sep 22, 2018 at 10:41 AM
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    I thought you were talking about the factory bed light switchshown in the pic. The one that turns on the stock bed light that’s in the 3rd brake light.
     
  12. Sep 22, 2018 at 10:56 AM
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    I wired mine to a tail gate pin switch and it is always powered, so when i open the back , there on , and i have a over ride switch also if i need to
     
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    Can we confirm that the kit does wire to the factory bed light switch? That would be the selling point for me...

    Thanks
     
  14. Sep 22, 2018 at 1:55 PM
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    Can you confirm this switch will control the new bed lights when installed according The the factory instructions?
     
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    Yes, we can confirm that it DOES wire into the factory bedlight switch. That’s how mine are wired, following the install instructions posted.
     
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    I was looking to add this to my taco. Based on my web searching,be aware that the kit offered by Southeast Toyota and the the kit offered by Toyota(now discontinued and replaced with?) differ in the wiring harness and installation directions. The bed lights themselves are the same from what I could tell.
     
  17. Sep 22, 2018 at 3:36 PM
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    So the kit on Amazon works off the factory bed light switch?
     
  18. Sep 23, 2018 at 5:53 AM
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    They wire into the dome light per factory instructions. You can instead wire them into the factory looking switch that people have shown on here from Caliraisedled. That is how I have mine setup.
     
  19. Sep 23, 2018 at 7:27 AM
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    As okichewy1 stated, both installation directions have you wire into the dome light circuit.

    The Southeast instructions have you using a drill bit to drill holes in the bed. The Toyota instructions have you using a hole saw.
    They have different wiring harnesses and similar but different harness routings on the official instructions. The lights themselves seem identical.

    PT948-35160 was the official Toyota part number. It shows as no longer available on the official Toyota parts website.
    00016-34089 is the official Southeast Toyota part number.

    Anyone per chance know the new Toyota part number? It still shows as an optional accessory for 2019.
     
  20. Sep 23, 2018 at 9:05 AM
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    ChrisK7UND

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    I installed the factory kit and it was easy. If you are technically savvy you’ll be fine. I followed the directions to tie into the cargo light. They operate with the key fob and the cargo light switch. Some pics of my install:

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