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Cargo Light Switch installation

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by JasonJason, Feb 8, 2021.

  1. Jul 15, 2022 at 4:58 PM
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    caribe makaira

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    For the added lights, chassis ground. There's a hole next to the factory ground (between rear light assembly area and rear tire-driver's side)
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  2. Jul 29, 2022 at 4:52 PM
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    thanks mr. caribe.
    just bought a canopy and was looking at brake light splice.
    thinking i will wire anytime 12v plug and canopy dome- bed light circuit somehow
     
  3. Jul 29, 2022 at 4:54 PM
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    PM @daveeasa, he has a solution so you don't go cutting anything.
     
  4. Jul 29, 2022 at 4:58 PM
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    similar to the canopy manufacturer type harness that goes between the brake light bulb?
     
  5. Jul 29, 2022 at 5:07 PM
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    We are talking about this?
     
  6. Jul 29, 2022 at 6:49 PM
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    thanks Dave.
    i may consider this option
     
  7. Aug 20, 2022 at 6:50 PM
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    Wishing my truck was one year younger at this point. So to be clear. I need to run a separate wire if I want cargo lamps w/ my 3 rd brake light. There is no preexisting wire harness from behind the dash near my left knee??
    2019?sr 5. V6.
     
  8. Aug 20, 2022 at 6:55 PM
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    Remove any of the rear lamp assemblies (x2 bolts and pull) and check for the plug...
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  9. Aug 20, 2022 at 6:57 PM
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    What do you think my chances are lol
     
  10. Aug 20, 2022 at 6:59 PM
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    Yeah. I’m feeling that. Lol. :fingerscrossed: Thanks for the lightning quick reply! :thumbsup:
     
  12. Aug 20, 2022 at 7:03 PM
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    Just 2 bolts and a tug (and illumination to view) 5min tops...
     
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    I’ll replace the 3rd brake light. Anyways and figure a wiring solution later if it isn’t there.
     
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    Thanks again. Tapping out. Been a long day.
     
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    I'm referring to the rear light assemblies...
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    So that harness can be used for bed lighting?
    What about a wired harness not being used for my cargo light under the headliner??
     
  18. Sep 21, 2022 at 11:40 AM
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    I guess this is about all I can find on cargo light/switch install. The taillight portion looks easy enough but the dash part is a bit daunting for me--somewhat of a nerd. :confused: :notsure:

    So, I ordered and have both parts that I need, I think. The black rocker switch for the dash and the blue relay switch/plug thingy. I had hoped it would be as simple as getting into the dash area and connecting these components. Heck, I can't find any instructions on removing the small panel on the dash--the panel that also houses the "blank" for the cargo light switch. I have the install instructions from Toyota but they only show illustrations for the taillight portion of the process. Then they refer you to their repair manual for the switch install. I downloaded the manual and searched and found the cargo switch stuff--not much help at all.

    Is there a video or set of illustrations on how to remove that small panel on the lower left of the dash? :help:
     
  19. Sep 21, 2022 at 11:57 AM
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    Reach behind and push. MESO has an install video. I think he used a knife, but he has mad skills. I like the reach around maneuver.
     
  20. Sep 21, 2022 at 11:58 AM
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    Using a dash removal tool (plastic spatula type) place to top edge of the cubby and pop open all corners.
     
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