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how to wire bed lamps:

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jefferson, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Feb 8, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    I plan to run to the battery, but how did you route that wire? Does it go along the frame and you zip it to the frame?
     
  2. Feb 8, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    That's what I did. I put a switch in the cab and came up through the grommit under the driver floormat. Then went thrugh the grommit in the firewall. You could just run it up under the engine to the battery but be sure to zip tie and secure it to something. A wire loom the whole length is probably best.
     
  3. Feb 8, 2010 at 11:37 AM
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    I agree. However, I ran along and through the frame a few times and ziptied along the way. I didnt detail that because as you do it it becomes obvious. Just keep to the frame, on the inside, and high so you dont snag it offroading and you'll be okay. I did it once, never redid it, and have been okay for 2 years roughly.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    Awesome, thanks!
     
  5. Feb 8, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    My dad and I found a hot wire in the driver side brake light and hooked it up there. Have to turn the lights on then flip the switch in the bed to have them come on
     
  6. Feb 8, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    If it works for ya..!
     
  7. Mar 1, 2010 at 6:11 AM
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    FYI, I just picked some of these lights up at the local Harbor Freight. On Saturday, they were 14.99. Sunday morning, 9.99 on sale. I got two boxes :)

    Oh, this is in the Lantana/West Palm Beach, Florida location.
     
  8. Mar 1, 2010 at 6:23 AM
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    Very nice. Def. a great idea. Thanks for the guide
     
  9. Mar 1, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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    welcome
     
  10. Apr 18, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    how many amp relay is sufficient for the lights.
     
  11. Apr 18, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    not really sure that is english BUT with the harbor freight kit, the relay is integrated with the switch. If you're going to do your own wiring, one relay is fine
     
  12. Apr 18, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    Wire the fuse between the battery and the relay. If the lights draw more than 15amps the fuse will blow before the relay or the rest of the wiring. I put all my fuses within 6" or so of the positive terminal. Shortest possible distance for the electricity to flow and get stopped before frying anything else.
     
  14. Apr 18, 2010 at 9:03 PM
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    agreed. this is the best/easiest way
     
  15. Apr 19, 2010 at 9:08 AM
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    iBF! i want bedlamps...summer is coming around the corner, which means...Camping! :D
     
  16. Apr 19, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    awesomeness! lets make it happen!!
     
  17. Apr 19, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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    just got done with the lights about an hour ago or so they look sweet:cheers::cheers:
     
  18. Apr 19, 2010 at 10:03 PM
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    coool man post some pics!
     
  19. May 6, 2010 at 7:06 AM
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    Awesome mod!
     
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