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back up light help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by myth01, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Jan 13, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    myth01

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    i've done a search but still have not gotten a concrete answer. can you use the trailer wiring back up lead to power up some aux back up lights?
     
  2. Jan 13, 2011 at 9:38 PM
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    anyone?
     
  3. Jan 13, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    but isn't it on its own fuse and relay?also designed for various kinds of loads?
     
  4. Jan 15, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    you can tap into the trailer reverse lights ans the wire you want to pull the power from is the yellow and silver wire. that is how i wired mine and it comes on in reverse and off when not with no issues.:cheers: i do however only have one light and it is small i would not suggest using more then one light with the trailer reverse light wire
     
  5. Jan 15, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    I'm curious, what type of "aux back up lights" would you use?
     
  6. Jan 16, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    i'm gonna use the piaa 1500'sX2 they are 55 watts, so 9 amp draw (4.5 amp's each). my trailer wire at first glance looks like a #10 gaudge wire. good for 30 amps
     
  7. Jan 16, 2011 at 8:51 AM
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    colinb17

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    it will work, i've seen a couple of tacomas in person, that have two 55w lights hooked up simply by tapping into the trailer harness. just make sure you seal off the wire where you tap into it. solder is the best option, but crimp connectors work too. just stay away from the wire taps.
     
  8. Jan 16, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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    I recently did this, but I ran a dedicated power line from the battery. I used the back up circuit to trigger a relay that operated a pair of small fog lights.
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  9. Jan 16, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    I also ran a seperate wire from my battery.

    I seem to remember the backup lights on my 06 being on the same fuse as the backup wire in the trailer plug, I don't think it's seperate. I think the first thing to fry would be the switch on the transmission. That seems like it would be a hassle and maybe expensive.........here's another thought:

    why don't you do like Coupe did but instead of running a wire from the battery for your main power, use the battery charge wire in the trailer harness. I think (not sure) that wire is fused at 30amps. I didn't want to hassle with it, but should be okay to splice into that battery feed wire and add another inline fuse before your relay (15 amps?) Then you tap the reverse light wire for power to trip the relay, then there is no added load on the reverse light switch and you still don't have to run wires to the front.
     
  10. Jan 16, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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    so i talked to a custom truck shop today,(went in to price the lights) they said they just go right to the back up light wires with no prob.
     
  11. Jan 17, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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    Hey coupe where did you get the relay you used?
     
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