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installed lights with oem switches

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by canucklehead, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Sep 9, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    canucklehead

    canucklehead [OP] Well-Known Member

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    spent the last couple days wiring and installing everything up..heres some pics

    parts i used:
    -aftermarket ebay fogs w/oem tacoma fog light switch
    -kc all season 5x7 fog lights w/oem fj aux light switch..lights mounted on avid offroad light bar using kc 1.5-2" mounts.
    -kc back-up/aux 2x6 light kit w/oem fj roof aux light switch..lights mounted on a rear waag bumper guard w/custom mounts.
    -DTRL mod

    oem switches:
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    switches illuminated:
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    i installed all the relays and fuses in this project box and ran wire looms to lights to keep everything neat and protected.
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    front
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    kc fogs w/DTRL mod
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    Rear
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    thanks to this forum and the fj forums i was able to find all the info i needed :thumbsup:
     
  2. Sep 9, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    AriZonaD54

    AriZonaD54 BANNED in 49 states...

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    Whoa! Very nice work!! A++++
     
  3. Sep 9, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    looks pretty sweet dude!
     
  4. Sep 9, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    08PRELB

    08PRELB Don't Tread On Me

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    Damn looks good I like the OEM switches
     
  5. Sep 9, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Very nice, where'd you find those swiches at?
     
  6. Sep 9, 2010 at 9:40 PM
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    LOOKS GREAT,HOW WAS IT CUTTING OUT THE BLANKS TO PUT YOUR SWITCHES IN
     
  7. Sep 9, 2010 at 9:56 PM
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  8. Sep 9, 2010 at 10:07 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    where are your front and rear bumper from?
     
  9. Sep 9, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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    rear: waag..not sure if they still make them..i got it awhile back.
     
  10. Sep 9, 2010 at 10:44 PM
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    u paid 60 bucks for an illuminated switch?
     
  11. Sep 9, 2010 at 10:48 PM
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    He paid $60 for an anesthetically matched switch that looks factory. Honestly on a $30k truck, I'd spend $60 for it too.
     
  12. Sep 9, 2010 at 10:50 PM
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    i didnt say it wasnt worth it. on my budget i couldnt but if i had a job i would. i think it looks super clean
     
  13. Sep 9, 2010 at 11:04 PM
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    lol yea I agree it's not to shabby at all. Granted it's not even $0.10 in materials but, boom goes the dynamite :D
     
  14. Sep 9, 2010 at 11:10 PM
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    it was the cheapest thing i could find that wouldnt be a hassle to install..i wanted back lit for at night so i could see them..and illuminated when "switch on" for the front and rear aux lights because they are hooked up to the 12v..so i can light up the front/rear without the key in the ignition. i agree, it is alittle much for my base model reg cab..but i plan on keeping it for a very long time.
     
  15. Sep 9, 2010 at 11:13 PM
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    yeah i completely get it. its gonna look like you had those switches stock 10 years from now :) i think it looks good but that sticker shock on the switches kinda surprised me thats all. put more pics of ur truck haha
     
  16. Sep 10, 2010 at 5:11 AM
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    Nice Job, switches look great.
     
  17. Sep 10, 2010 at 6:09 AM
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    That looks AWESOME!

    I'm attempting to wire my driving lights in a similar fashion. Everything soldered, in wire loom, zip tied etc.

    How'd you access the back side of those switch blanks and where did you get your project box?
     
  18. Sep 10, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    the top blanks are harder to pop out so i carefully drilled a very small hole in the middle of one of them and then used a metal pick to pull it out. some people use a butter knife, but i didnt want to ruin the surrounding finish. if u do my method though, dont drill through the third blank..behind it is the inverter wire harness which is wired up whether or not u have one. i used this harness to tap into the hot wire to power the "illumination switch on"

    i got the project box at radioshack. i believe its a 4x6x2...i also have a 3x2x1 box in the rear for the single relay that powers the rear lights/switch..i set it up in the rear so it was easier to splice into the reverse lights.
     
  19. Sep 10, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    Very clean install. Looks excellent.
     
  20. Sep 10, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    Looks great. How about a picture with the rear lights on? That's the rear bumper guard right? Looks good on a black bumper.
     
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