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Bed Lights Installed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Dizzy TRD, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Mar 15, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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    Dizzy TRD

    Dizzy TRD [OP] Member

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    I finally got my bed lights installed after months of stalking threads and ordering pieces. I used a Carling SPDT On/Off/On bed light switch from OTRATTW.com and two Truck-Lite Model 60 Oval lights that I mounted in the bed pockets. I cut out the hole for each light in a sheet of ABS plastic and glued the sheet into the bed pocket. I set the switch up so that when pressed up the lights come on based on opening the tailgate. I installed a door jamb switch at the tailgate to assist with this function. If the switch is pressed down in the cab the lights will come on and will not go off until the switch is flipped back. Overall I am very happy with the set up but I do regret going with the amber and green lights in the switch, Amber and Red would have gone better with the Tacoma interior lights. The bed lights are powered by an add-a-circuit and ran through a relay behind the dash. Let me know what you think and I will try to answer any questions.

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  2. Mar 15, 2013 at 11:40 AM
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    Toyota Truck

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  3. Mar 15, 2013 at 11:40 AM
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    Tripps2012

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    Clean install very nice!
     
  4. Mar 15, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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    Foxone

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    Very nice, I think Ill give it a try. Care to share some part numbers for the interior switch and tailgate switch?
     
  5. Mar 15, 2013 at 1:54 PM
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    Dizzy TRD

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    I used the VVPZC59-1TL V-series Contura V sealed rocker switch from http://www.otrattw.com/proddetail.php?prod=VVPZC59-1TL
    The jamb switch was model SW3677 Courtesy light from autozone ordered in online and they shipped to my house next day for free. There are cheaper jamb switches but I liked the look of the rubber boot.
    I installed it based on this drawing from TurboGT
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    The orange top lights for the switch are controlled by the dash light and the green strip on the bottom comes on when there is power going to the lights.
     
  6. Mar 15, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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    llibrm

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    Looks great. Nice job on the switch
     
  7. Mar 15, 2013 at 4:45 PM
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    RickG

    RickG It seemed like a good idea at the time...

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    Nice clean job! Need to do this.
     
  8. Apr 4, 2013 at 6:46 PM
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    NorCalTaco33

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    Westin Side Steps, Fog light mod, Grillcraft grill, Future Mods: Stowaway Roof Rack, PIAA Lights, Lift 33" tires, UWS Toolbox, and many others...
    Do you know the best way to take out the box to install the lights? I did a very similar mod to my Taco and I broke both the little brackets supporting the box.....
     
  9. Apr 4, 2013 at 8:23 PM
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    racemybuick

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    I did this:
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    John
     
  10. Apr 4, 2013 at 8:25 PM
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    racemybuick

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    Lights off:


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    John
     
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