1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

help--severed interior wire during powerstep install

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by sofiasdad11, May 21, 2011.

  1. May 21, 2011 at 6:04 AM
    #1
    sofiasdad11

    sofiasdad11 [OP] Reads more than posts

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Member:
    #53736
    Messages:
    1,273
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Near the Windy City, but in the country
    Vehicle:
    2011 BLACK 4X4 DCLB TRD SPORT
    Flux capacitor (2nd gen version), toytec ultimate liftkit, amp research powersteps, custom katzkin heated leather incl. console cover, retraxpro retractable bed cover, earnhardt jr. cannons@18x9(summer),ballistic jesters@18x9 (winter),285/60/18 nitto grapplers, bodymatched bushwackers, the original Homertaco full satoshi " raptor" grill, viper 5704 remote/smart-start/alarm, ravelco anti-theft device, ipcw tails, redline hoodstruts, oem roof rack, led maps/dome, backup light mod, swingcase storage box, jl audio stealthbox and amps,focal drivers,alpine head, pop&lock premium handle, seatbelt chime disabled, tailgate hoseclamp mod, rich evans caliper covers, weathertech digitalfit mats, flyzeye V2W,oem bedmat, salex console organizer,speeddawg shiftknob
    hey all, decided on installing a set of amp research powersteps on my '11 taco. kinda wish now woulda had it done professionally. anyway halfway thru i accidentally cut a small interior wire in the bundle running from the drivers-side kickpanel towards the rear. what's the easiest way to securely reattach this piece. hoping to avoid soldering---the cut ends barely touch now. any suggestions?
     
  2. May 21, 2011 at 6:09 AM
    #2
    Brunes

    Brunes abides. Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Member:
    #7011
    Messages:
    17,801
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rotorhead
    Big Easy, USA
    Vehicle:
    08 Red/Graphite and Satin Black
    Inside: Tint, Wet Okole 1/2 Piped Red/Black Covers, Black Weathertech Digital Fit Mats, URD Short Throw w/ TWM Weighted Knob, USA Spec iPod adapter. Outside: 4300K Retro w/ Angel Eyes and Red Shrouds, 5000K Blazer Fog Light Retrofit, Debadge, Bed Locking Handle, Satin Black Rims Performance: TRD/Steigmeier Blower w/ 2.7 Pulley. 668 Injectors and 320 LPH AEM Fuel pump. URD UCON and 7th Injector. DTLT Headers, URD Y-Pipe, Wicked Flow Muffler. Suspension: Both: OME Shocks Front: 886X's and TC UCAs Rear: Dakars Armor: Relentless Front Bumper Relentless High Clearance Rear w/ Tire/Rotopax Swing Out Relentless Front, Mid, and TCase skids BAMF Diff Skid Recovery and Spares: Fullsize Spare Tire 2x2 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Water Rotopax Warn 9.5XP-S Winch Hi-Lift Extreme 60" Ironman Off-Road Recovery Kit Upcoming: ATO Gas Tank Skid and Sliders w/ kickout. ATO Shackle Flip Kit. Down the line: Front/Rear ARB Lockers w/ OBA. 4.56 Gears
    Crimpable butt connectors. Go check out the local Radio Shack and see what they have.
     
  3. May 21, 2011 at 6:17 AM
    #3
    Bumponapickle

    Bumponapickle Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010
    Member:
    #32137
    Messages:
    72
    Gender:
    Male
    Ontario, Canada
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD + Leather DCLB
    Old Man Emu 3 inch lift + AAL, Satoshi and Pioneer Avic Z130BT
    Why not solder?? It is the best way to re-connect your cut wire. If your not sure on how to solder, search the web, all the info is available. Really though, it is no more difficult to solder then the mod you were performing on your truck when you accidently cut the wire....just saying....
     
  4. May 21, 2011 at 6:21 AM
    #4
    rcbs204

    rcbs204 Well-Known Member Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2009
    Member:
    #23681
    Messages:
    3,770
    Gender:
    Male
    I'd like to see a small video and pics of your completed install when you are done. Really considering this after i do my lift.
     
  5. May 21, 2011 at 6:27 AM
    #5
    redz80

    redz80 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2010
    Member:
    #33649
    Messages:
    165
    Gender:
    Male
    Brampton, ON
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma SR5 TRD 4x4 SWB
    add a small length of wire to bridge the gap and sodder the two wires it is the most solid way .............. then again butt conextors are easier it is up to you.
     
  6. May 21, 2011 at 5:29 PM
    #6
    JKD

    JKD Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2009
    Member:
    #18207
    Messages:
    2,010
    Gender:
    Male
    Good lord, do it right--solder and heat shrink.
     
  7. May 21, 2011 at 5:49 PM
    #7
    csjumper2003

    csjumper2003 Jumper's Leds Vendor

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2011
    Member:
    #54596
    Messages:
    4,555
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    chris
    Lakeside
    Vehicle:
    2014 SSM Trd Off Road 4x4 Auto
    Is there a way to get a different light instead of the orange one on this mod due to the new 11's don't have all that orange on the dash
     
  8. May 21, 2011 at 7:28 PM
    #8
    joes06tacoma

    joes06tacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Member:
    #28588
    Messages:
    3,066
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    Central Coast, CA
    Vehicle:
    06 4x4 Off Road Access Cab v6 6spd
    LEER Shell with dome lights operated with 3 way switches, aux backup lights with relay and 3 position switch, modified wiring to compass/temp display and clock to include switch that disables dimming function (poor man's DRL solution), Scan Gauge 2
    Our local NAPA has "crimp and seal" connectors that you crimp like a butt connector, then heat with a heat gun. The outer housing is shrink wrap with adhesive. They are good enough for the local ambulance company on their rigs, according to their mechanic. That's probably the best way.

    If it were my truck I would use a standard crimp connector and a quality electrical tape afterwards. It is inside out of the weather, so that should be fine.
     
  9. May 21, 2011 at 10:56 PM
    #9
    tanzak88

    tanzak88 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2010
    Member:
    #44180
    Messages:
    797
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tanner
    BC, C-eh-N-eh-D-eh
    Small length of wire, solder both ends, heat shrink that shit. Do it right.
     
  10. May 21, 2011 at 11:01 PM
    #10
    KalamaKid

    KalamaKid Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2008
    Member:
    #8323
    Messages:
    5,148
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Central Point OR (gangsta town)
    same shit as everyone else
    Just use an environmental splice $3 at radio shack for a 100 pack
     
  11. May 22, 2011 at 8:30 AM
    #11
    TRD Larry

    TRD Larry trd larry

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
    Member:
    #2792
    Messages:
    366
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Larry
    South Park, PA
    Vehicle:
    08 Tacoma Black,Sport package,
    Sport pedals, Extang full-tilt cover, Magnaflow exhaust system, XPEL invisible paint protection, TRD short Shifter, Hood struts, Homelink mirror, Dbl power outlets,Kuhmo 275x55x20, Platinum #220 Abyss wheels 20x9.5. Muth heated signal mirrors TSB. Lo-Tek Pilllar pod with Glow-Shift gauges, 4x4 illuminated switch, Pioneer Z110BT (upgraded to Z130BT) w/2011 toyota tailgate backup camera,traffic tuner, parking brake bypass. Leather interior w/heated seats. LED's installed in glove box, center console, front and rear cupholders, rear console vent, AFE CAI, LED taillights, under hood lights, LED bed lights,oil catch can.
    I too would like to see a small video and pics of your completed install when you are done. I have been considering this accessory for quite awhile now. Only thing that has been stopping me is the price.
     
  12. May 22, 2011 at 8:34 AM
    #12
    samsung

    samsung Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    Member:
    #48601
    Messages:
    1,003
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    George
    Sugar Land, Texas
    Vehicle:
    2011 PreRunner doublecab TRD Offroad
    undercover lid/Ipod integration kit/Pop n lock/bed rug, fumoto drain valve, full piping Wet Okole covers, Blacked out badges, Lamin-X fog light cover yellow, window tint, ARB deluxe bumper with fog light kit,DSM UCA'S,3 support shrockworks sliders,complete OME lift with 886X coil and dakar leaf spring with 3 degree axle shims and center pin lenghtener,warn VR10000 winch,amsteele blue synthetic rope, daystar winch isolator, daystar delrin rollers, IPF 900xs Extreme Driving H9 Kit 900XSD (900XSD),Horn on fire with shot Penning,
    x2
     
  13. May 22, 2011 at 8:45 AM
    #13
    rcbs204

    rcbs204 Well-Known Member Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2009
    Member:
    #23681
    Messages:
    3,770
    Gender:
    Male
    Not sure what you are asking me?
    I can do the following colors on the 4x4 switches.
    Blue, White, Or orange. Any combination of them.
     
To Top