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bed light

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by firefighterva, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Jun 22, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    firefighterva

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    I just bought my 2010 Tacoma and the only thing I don't like is the third brake light doesn't have a bed light to look in your bed at night. Anyone done a mod other than the one who put light in the cubbie holes? I would like to have it where the brake light is.
     
  2. Jun 22, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    Silver06Taco

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    I think someone put LED strips along the sides of the bed...use the search function.
     
  3. Jun 22, 2010 at 9:58 AM
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  4. Jun 22, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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    GeoTaco

    GeoTaco the town is back that way

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    im pretty sure someone on ehere took the third light off a chevy colorado and installed it upside down.
     
  5. Jun 22, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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    T0LLPHR33

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    S1N C1TY...(from Hilo, HI)...
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  6. Jun 22, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    Thanks I like the LED strip!!!
     
  7. Jun 22, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

    NAAC3TACO Just east of crazy

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  8. Jun 22, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    S1N C1TY...(from Hilo, HI)...
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    APR X-1 | TRD CAI w/Clear Cover | TRD Short Shifter w/ TRD "RED" Shift Knob | SGII w/Blendmount| Snugtop SL w/KeyLess Entry | 5% Tint | Pop-n-Lock | Bosch Icon WB | S2K Antenna | HRM | LS 8K Projectors w/BSP HLM & 8K Fogs w/FLM | Debadged |Tinted Tails | Black Weathertechs | MX RGM & RBM | Optima Red Top 35 | Gatorback Belt |
    you can put your own pressure switch for the tail gate, or you can use a 12volt power source and add a toggle switch...

    I'm going to be wiring mines into my snugtop sl keyless entry remote that way when I unlock the tonneau cover the lights automatically turn on when I close it shut they automatically turn off...

    been a little busy so I haven't had a chance to finish this project...I will have more time in a week or so and update the thread once its done...:D
     
  9. Jun 22, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

    NAAC3TACO Just east of crazy

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    Cool set up. Thanks for the info.
     
  10. Jun 22, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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    lembowski

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    Its also $80 more. I just have a light on a bracket that I can switch from inside

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    Here is a great thread from Jefferson on how to install bed lights in the cubbie holes

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/22753-how-wire-bed-lamps.html
     
  11. Jun 22, 2010 at 11:22 AM
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    my bed lights, I recoment buy some Hella Work lights... 7.7 or 9$, it`s a good option...

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  12. Jun 22, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    i really like this setup...but I got a tonneau cover and I want something a little more stealthy...

    I'm still trying to figure out what I will do for my cb radio...at least where I'm going to be able to setup a quick connect/disconnect for the antennas...

    another cool and simple setup...thumbs up
     
  13. Jun 22, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    firefighterva

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    Lemboski, Nice bed divider. Where do you get one?
     
  14. Jun 27, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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  15. Jun 27, 2010 at 9:54 PM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    This same L bracket the guys above are using can be turned around. Simply install the light under the bracket which in this case was installed using the other end. It would work great especially over the wheel wells where they won't be in the way. You just need to remember to find a bolt/nut combination that won't stick up high.

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