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Cargo Light Switch installation

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

  1. Sep 21, 2022 at 11:59 AM
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    caribe makaira

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    Picture of this harness...
     
  2. Sep 21, 2022 at 12:25 PM
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    I actually saw it. My truck is an sr5 I recently installed a switch to control my usb in the center consol. (I Can charge a phone with the truck off if needed). Anyways we powered the switch with an add a fuse and low an behold the harness with the third brake light / cargo lamp was there. All I need is a switch and another 3rd brake lights w/ cargo lamp. About 200 bills. The switch alone is 75$ !!
     
  3. Sep 21, 2022 at 12:30 PM
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    So headliner was wrong location then...
     
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  4. Sep 21, 2022 at 12:36 PM
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    Thanks for the reply. Then, top corners of this panel assembly of switches...
     
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  5. Sep 21, 2022 at 12:42 PM
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    No it’s wired all right. We even tested the harness it’s all there and obviously wired to the opening under the headliner.
     
  6. Sep 21, 2022 at 1:55 PM
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    Yes or do the push from behind that Dave suggested.
     
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    The harness should black and plugged into the bottom of the dash in a dummy holder
    Underneath the panel that you remove. That’s where mine is.
    Ps. I need that panel too! Mine doesn’t have the rectangled opening :confused:
     
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  8. Sep 21, 2022 at 5:16 PM
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    I must admit the plastic holders for the connectors are pretty cool. Just noticed that the other day. I accidentally plugged my clutch start cancel into the dummy.
     
  10. Sep 21, 2022 at 9:40 PM
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    Picked up a new AC a month ago with “bed lights” added as a port option ($149). It has the two lights by tailgate but 3rd brake light does not light up when bed light come on.

    Is this normal or should brake light also come on? Funny thing is the switch is the standard switch with icon showing the 3rd brake light being illuminated.
     
  11. Sep 22, 2022 at 4:47 AM
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    Normal not to have bed illumination on an access cab OEM 3rd Brake Light.
    Switch seems to be aftermarket.
     
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    I need to hunt some pick an pulls......
     
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    Thanks to all who posted in this thread to help me. All done with no problems. A little tough getting the panel out but used pry tool and after removing the blanks in the lower right, pulled and pried at the same time and it was out. Plug for the switch was "Parked" in a "holder". Toyota said i needed a blue relay switch but apparently, one was already there... :thumbsup:

    The taillight portion was a breeze.

    Again, thanks for the assistance. :)
     
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  14. Sep 22, 2022 at 6:12 PM
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    The search continues for me :(
     
  15. Sep 22, 2022 at 6:21 PM
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    I’m going to be installing the bed lights on my 2020 SR, I bought a on/off bed light switch from CH4x4. According to the diagram of the OEM switch harness there are two cargo light wires, which is for the bed lights?
    I’m not concerned about them coming on when the door is opened, I just pretty much need to know which is the hot wire to the bed lights?
    And, thanks for providing parts #s for the terminals and housing
     
  16. Sep 22, 2022 at 6:26 PM
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    None on the drawing your quoting.
    The wire from the relay to the Cargo lamp forks to the Bed Lamp connector also.
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    CH4x4 doesn't sell a compatible switch for door-off-on select that I'm aware of.
     
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  17. Sep 22, 2022 at 6:46 PM
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    This is pretty much the diagram that I needed, thanks. The switch I ordered is on/off only, I really don’t want them to come on when door is opened
     
  18. Sep 22, 2022 at 6:51 PM
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    You'll need a DPDT switch just for ON-OFF. ECU needs (red wire) to go to ground when switch is "ON".
     
  19. Sep 22, 2022 at 6:57 PM
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    Welp, back to the drawing board lol. Shit can’t be easy anymore
     
  20. Sep 22, 2022 at 6:59 PM
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    Well you could just tie blue (#5) to white with black runner (#7) with your aftermarket switch.:burp:
    On-OFF anytime so remember to turn OFF when engine off or get a tow service contract.
     

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