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Bed lights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rmb_crew, May 10, 2009.

  1. May 10, 2009 at 3:03 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    Just got done hooking up some lights in the bed. Overall it was pretty easy, i followed a few of the step by steps that other have posted and made a few changes. All in all it costed me $25 for everything. I got the lights from walmart for $17, a wire connecter kit for $5 and a spool of 16 guage wire for another $3. Took my about an hr and a half to get everything in. And they work great! lights up the bed big time so im really happy about it.
     
  2. May 10, 2009 at 3:07 PM
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    JeffRock

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    good job though
     
  3. May 10, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    paintdiddy

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  4. May 10, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    yeah yeah pics coming soon....
     
  5. May 10, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    ok here we go with the pics
    Lights installed:
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    Switch location:
    [​IMG]
    and the wiring for the lights:
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    Lights on:
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  6. May 10, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    yan

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    i like the location nice work... maybe to location of the switch could be more appealing! might copy ya on this one..
     
  7. May 10, 2009 at 4:12 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    yeah the switch was kinda hard to find a good location. It didnt fit in any of the pop out locations so i just stuck it there with some double sided tape till i can figure something out.
     
  8. May 10, 2009 at 4:24 PM
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    Coupe

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    Lots baby!
    Looks good. Here are pics of mine. I used a side marker light, replaced the bulbs with leds.

    I put a flush rocker switch close to the tail gate.

    [​IMG]
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  9. May 10, 2009 at 4:26 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    Oh nice i like that. I wanted the switch up in the cab so i can turn it on and off in there but thats a really good idea. I might run to radio shack or something and look for a better switch.
     
  10. May 11, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    Ok so i fixed my switch for the light. Went to radio shack and picked up a little switch for $3 and than popped out one of my blanks and wired that bad boy in. Heres the photo:
    [​IMG]

    And while i was messing around i figured i would do the garage door opener also. It was more of a pain to dremel the switch plate than anything else but about 2 hrs later i got it all set up.
    This is the momentary switch i bought:
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    And after i sodered everything together:
    [​IMG]

    I will post another photo tomorrow when there is more light of the whole panel with both of the new switchs.
     
  11. May 11, 2009 at 8:05 PM
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    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    Anyone who has done the garage door opener, has anyone had a problem with the range dropping like crazy. i can barely get the door to open from sitting in the drive way. I think i just have a crappy door opener and its really weak. Anyone know how to boost the signal strength?
     
  12. May 12, 2009 at 10:41 AM
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    That is a great setup. I plan on doing the bed light MOD, but I have no time. I will be getting around to it this summer.

    Thanks!
     
  13. May 12, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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    here is my setup i did yesterday!

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  14. May 12, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    Looks good Yan.
    Try replacing the batteries in the door opener...if you havent already
     
  15. May 12, 2009 at 11:33 AM
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    drew02a Rocking your mom's world Since 1997

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    Try changing the battery?
     
  16. May 12, 2009 at 11:56 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Bed lights/backup lights are on my mod list.
     
  17. May 12, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    yeah i changed out the batteries... so i dunno what else to do. i might try putting bigger batteries in there. They have little 3V's so who knows..
     
  18. May 12, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    the lights RMB used for his bed are the ones I used for my back up lights. one of them busted after a month. so i took it off and now Im just running one back up light... still works though!!
     
  19. May 12, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    haha great... well if they break atleast they were cheap...
     
  20. May 12, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    yea true, thats why i wasnt to bummed about mine breaking. yours are in the bed and away from flying rocks and mud so they should be safe!
     
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