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help with 1st gen brake controller install

Discussion in 'Towing' started by matthew5olson, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Jun 14, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    matthew5olson

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    I bout a brake controller and do not know which wire to tap into for the brake light switch. The actual switch is behind the instrument control panel i believe. Any help would be great and pics would be awesome. If I can't figure it out by tomorrow I'll have to have Uhaul put it in. Thanks
     
  2. Jun 14, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    Should be a blue wire behind brake pedal.
     
  3. Jun 14, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    how big?
     
  4. Jun 14, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    no wires at all behind brake pedal
     
  5. Jun 15, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    There must be some wires behind the brake pedal - the wires send the signal to the brake lights, etc. I think blue wire is standard brake wire colour.
     
  6. Jun 18, 2009 at 10:37 AM
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    Guys,
    What year truck had a blue stop light switch wire?

    I have a 2003 and plan on tapping into the stop light wire this weekend for a brake controller. The wiring diagram in the 2000-2004 FSM shows a green-yellow wire between the 10amp fuse and the switch and then a green-white wire on the other side of the switch heading towards the Engine Control Module.

    Can someone confirm which wire should be tapped?
     
  7. Jun 21, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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    This is an awfully late reply but it has been determined that the green and white wire is the one that you tap for your controller. There are four wires on the back of the terminal on the back side of the brake switch. The only way I could reach it is to take the bottom of the dash off and the large black vent tube and to unhook some other terminals. Not an easy task.
    Maybe this will help someone else that needs to find that wire.
    2000 Tacoma SR5 4X4 TRD.
     
  8. Aug 22, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    davidpick

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    i can confirm the green/white wire as the brake switch wire to tap into for a brake controller!

    2003 Tacoma
     
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