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Christmas lights in Truck Bed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Nuckolls214, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Dec 1, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    Nuckolls214

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    So has anyone used there outlet in the truck bed to string christmas lights?!? I really wanna do it but am curious to see if its been done before! Anyone?
     
  2. Dec 1, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    ST3VE

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    I dont have any pictures but I did it last year and didnt have any issues.
     
  3. Dec 1, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    brian

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    Be careful because I don't think its legal.
     
  4. Dec 1, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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    Warputer

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    Yeah...pretty much nothing is legal in Cali. :p
     
  5. Dec 1, 2011 at 3:04 PM
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    DueNorth

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    Meh, seems like everything is illegal nowadays! Thats not gonna stop me from doing it this year with my truck. (unless of course the local PD has a problem with it ;))

    Its about the only Christmas cheer i'm showing this year. lol
     
  6. Dec 1, 2011 at 3:05 PM
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    Nuckolls214

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    why is everything that is awesome illegal...
     
  7. Dec 1, 2011 at 3:05 PM
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    Its not just a california thing, I promise. Really just depends on how Grinchy your local LEO feels when he sees you I suppose.
     
  8. Dec 1, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    DueNorth

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    I really doubt it'll be a problem here in Ontario. Some big rigs out there on the road are lit up like Christmas trees, so really, what's the difference.
     
  9. Dec 1, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    Grande

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    bcuz it wont b fun....lol
     
  10. Dec 1, 2011 at 4:34 PM
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  11. Dec 1, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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    I did it last year , there is a pic in my gallery
     
  12. Dec 1, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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    I did it....got pulled over a ton of times.... just so the cops could see how i did it
     
  13. Dec 1, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    TiMe

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    Friend of mine setup a small Christmas tree all lit up in the back of his 07 without any problems from LEO. Never cared to to it to my 05.
     
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  14. Dec 2, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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    wrxRome

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    In Texas they don't care. Pretty much everything with a roof rack around here do it. But I was thinking bout it this year to.
     
  15. Dec 2, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    I do it every year since I got the truck! I just plug em into the bed outlet and run them with some zip ties along the tracks for the tiedown cleats... lemme see if i can dig up a picture from last year. If not it's on my list of things to do this weekend.

    I've never had a problem with getting pulled over or anything. All I get are compliments on how cool they look.
     
  16. Dec 2, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    What is the worst PD can do? All they can tell you is to take them off.
     
  17. Dec 2, 2011 at 10:49 AM
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    I thought about it, but wasn't sure if it was "cool" or not! Lol. Would love to see some pics!
     
  18. Dec 2, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    or turn them off..

    i am doing it this weekend. if i didnt have a bed cap, i would put a fake tree back there.
     
  19. Dec 2, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    Issue you a fix it ticket. So you have to take it to another LEO to have him sign off that you removed it, then you take the signed ticket to the courts and you pay your fine.
     
  20. Dec 2, 2011 at 2:24 PM
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