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Bed light installation

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by granitemetaltaco, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. Jun 22, 2017 at 7:49 PM
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    granitemetaltaco

    granitemetaltaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    anyone installed the bed light kit? Like it? i assume it runs off the cargo light? Forgive me if this has been discussed but a search had no results.
     
  2. Jun 22, 2017 at 8:07 PM
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    178TACO

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    20170622_201255.jpg 20170622_201239.jpg I went with the 2015 Tacoma/Tundra bed lights. (Amazon link http://a.co/7USXBWP). 2 Reasons: 1. Original Toyota parts and 2. Since i have the Extang Encore cover with the side rails lowered, I couldn't place full LED ropes down the bed rails. Very easy install and yes it fits what I was looking for!
     
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  3. Jun 22, 2017 at 8:45 PM
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    granitemetaltaco

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    Looks great. Thanks for the info
     
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  4. Jun 23, 2017 at 7:04 AM
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    Last weekend I installed the mattgecko bed light kit: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/fs-waterproof-under-bed-rail-led-lights-3rd-gen.391380/

    Installation was easy, they seem pretty well protected, and light output is great. The only downside is that it requires the front bed rail, which did not come stock with our trucks, so add about $45 for that.

    I also put in the hood lights at the same time and the whole process took about an hour and a half working mostly by myself and with occasional help from my 3-year-old daughter and decrepit mother.
     
  5. Jun 23, 2017 at 7:33 AM
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    ROUGH COUNTRY FRONT 2 INCH LEVEL KIT, TINT, DIPPED RIMS, DITCH LIGHTS, CUSTOMER REAR FACING LIGHT, INTERIOR MATS
    POST PIC OF THOSE ON AT NIGHT PLEASE. THINKING OF GETTING THEM BUT I WANNA MAKE SURE ITS ENOUGH LIGHT
     
  6. Jun 23, 2017 at 7:38 AM
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    With my Tonno Pro cover, they provided a cheap Velcro LED which actually works well. Put it on around Christmas and still works. I like the removable, Velcro, because I can haul mulch or whatever and easily remove it.

    Cheers,
     
  8. Jun 23, 2017 at 7:45 AM
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    I also went with the stock bed light kit, but I wired them up directly to the battery with their own relay and fuse.
     
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  11. Jun 23, 2017 at 10:16 AM
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    WHO ARE YOU TALKING TO AND WHY ARE WE YELLING?!?
     
  12. Jun 23, 2017 at 10:57 AM
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    lol sorry im a service writter and we always type with caps lock on. i would like to see the above bedlight on at night to see the amount of light it puts out
     
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  13. Jun 23, 2017 at 11:50 AM
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    Where you want to be
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    Bought this Brite-Saber today. I like that there is nothing to mess with, the remote option intrigued me and that it can be moved under the hood or anywhere at anytime....possible cons Im already thinking about is battery life and where do you leave the remote. Hopefully shows up soon for eval and it costs about $45. One I ordered is black like most of the led flashlights.

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  15. Jun 23, 2017 at 7:05 PM
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    How did you wire this? I saw this on Amazon and was debating getting it.
     
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    I followed this youtube video https://youtu.be/ofB834nEVkw and if you were to watch this on YouTube exclusively, there is also a link to the paper instructions and the templates needed for drilling the holes. The only deviation I did was I routed the wire into the cab through the grommet directly in front of what the instructions stated.
     
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  17. Jun 24, 2017 at 7:18 AM
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    I was impressed alone with the cab's bed lighting ability. Wish my 2nd gen had it!
     
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    I went wit the "OEM" lights as well. They're not true Toyota parts per say.....but rather a dealer option offered by Toyota Southeast dealers.

    That said...I threw the instructions in the garbage and wired mine independently of everything. I can turn them on and off at will....with or without the truck running.

    I happened to have an older OEM rocker switch from years ago. I just used that.

    Some of you G3 guys could just power it off of the existing cargo lamp.

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