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decorating the truck for christmas.....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Detective_Dan, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. Nov 21, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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    Detective_Dan

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    i know some of you on here have decorated the bed of your tacoma with christmas lights using the outlet in the bed. how did you attach your lights to the bed of the truck?
     
  2. Nov 21, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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  3. Nov 21, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    I just used zip ties through the bed rail, theres holes on the underside of the rail I just put a zip tie on a few of those.


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  4. Nov 21, 2010 at 4:03 PM
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    good idea. is there any way to attach them to the top sides of the bed though? like where the bedliner folds over the top of the bed?
     
  5. Nov 21, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    steve o 77

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    Wasn't that pic in the banner for Christmas last year?
     
  6. Nov 21, 2010 at 4:06 PM
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    I think I'm going to do this for Christmas this year. I assume you can only have them on while parked?
     
  7. Nov 21, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    I guess you can use some kind of double sided tape or something along those lines.

    Wasnt that picture, it was another member on here who did the same thing.

    You can have them on while driving, its not legal in maryland but I never got pulled over for it.
     
  8. Nov 21, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    i guess ill figure something out, unless anybody else has any ideas?
     
  9. Nov 21, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    i think it depends on the color...and the state...i know blue and red are a no-no pretty much anywhere while driving.
     
  11. Nov 21, 2010 at 4:37 PM
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    Yeah, I would probably do white anyways to match my truck. I was speaking more of the ability to do so, I thought I read in the manual you had to be in park to operate the outlet?
     
  12. Nov 21, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    i don't think you need to be in park, but I'm not sure
     
  13. Nov 21, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    i dont think you have to be in park, but ive never used it out of park before so idk
     
  14. Nov 21, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    Funny, I just happened to have done mine today...

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    lookin good ilg
     
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    I did this a couple years ago with multi-colored lights and the plug in the bed. I just used duct tape and it looked sorta tacky and didn't last very long. I think ilg has got it right, that looks good! And yes the power outlet will work while driving, it just switches to 100w mode instead of the full 400w.
     
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