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Back up fog lights or brighter bulb replacement

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Fore, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Fore

    Fore [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Would like to install cheap but decent small back up clear lights similar to fog lights, has anyone done this before and can it be done with just tapping into the existing reverse lights or 4 prong trailer hook up wire? Would like to do this with no relay or switch to deal with and not having to wire it directly up to the battery? Or are there replacement bulbs brighter that won't melt the plastic lens cover that will work just as good? Please post your pic's if you have them.
     
  2. george3

    george3 Well-Known Member

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    I like 2 do something 2, don't C much with OEM back up lights.

     
  3. kilo

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    Lots of people have light mounted back there but to use for normal reverse like in parking lots I would think they would be too bright and against the law? Using them offroad or maybe doing some work at night would be OK and all you need is another switch, real easy set up.
     
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    Reznor88 Well-Known Member

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    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    i had them on my 02. they were tapped into the reverse lights wire. i think i had a toggle switch too.i cant recall right now
     
  6. george3

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    PSJ Prerunners Work

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    Pep Boys use to sell a 50W replacement back up bulb, and I never saw them anywhere else. I wonder if they still sell them...
     
  8. Fore

    Fore [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Here's another option. It's a Bully hitch light. Costs about 50 bucks.

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  11. w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    ^ That's probably the cleanest look out there. It's also protected by the hitch vs. placing them under the bumper as a bolt on. That looks out of place. I like the above.
     
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    dhurley Well-Known Member

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    At least here in the Springs, Pep Boys carries them in stock. It's 70 watts of light. You can wire directly to reverse lights or put it on a switch (included?).
     
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