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How do I wire my shell lights

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cmf21, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Mar 9, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    cmf21

    cmf21 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bought a used Snugtop shell today for my 04 dc. How do I wire my lights up. Its dark out and I haven't taken off my taillight to look. Do I need to get some sort of harness to attach to the tail light so when I take the top off, I just disconnect the shell wiring or should i just make my own? Pictures didn't turn out that great. I also need to get a lens for the dome light, anyone know where I can get one without going to the dealer?

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  2. Mar 11, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    Daudio

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    Don't take it to the dealer, they're going to kill you on it and most of them will bring in a sub anyway. Go to any car audio or accessory shop. Any place that installs stereos, remote starters etc. will be able to wire that easily. Depending on where you are I might be able to recommend one to you. GL
     
  3. Mar 11, 2010 at 10:43 AM
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    99yodataco

    99yodataco Little Taco that could

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    When i bought my truck, it had a shell on it and was wired to the break light wire and the ground wire at the harness by the frame rail. I did my interior light, was battery operated, I ran a wire to the harness and hooked it up to my marker light wire. I had to modify the wiring by getting some male/female GM 3 prong OEM style connecters (for a clean look) from a local auto parts store, connected them onto the existing wires and i was done.
     
  4. Mar 11, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    01GREENTACO

    01GREENTACO Not all who wander are lost

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    What I did was wire mine into the trailer lights. I used a trailer 4 prong connector and just mated them up.
     
  5. Mar 11, 2010 at 11:14 PM
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    rab89

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    can you check exactly which wires go where? I just did mine with a flat 4, and thought I had it, but realized my 3rd brake light blinks.
     
  6. Mar 16, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    rab89

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    ok so I rewired everything last night to get rid of the blinking and it was very easy!
    i pulled the left tail light to access the brake controller harness. you'll see one side says "to car" all I did was splice into the wires from there.
    I cut the "stop" wire and the "ground" about 5 inches from the harness on the "to car" side attached them back together with the shell lights in there too. I also ran a ground from my shell dome light to the same ground, and ran a power wire right from the battery along the bottom of the body, into the rear of the tail light.
    you'll also find a hole under the bed rail in the back corner that you can slip all your wires through.

    hope this helps!
     
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