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Led Strip in Hood

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RandyA, Mar 8, 2020.

  1. Mar 8, 2020 at 2:14 PM
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    RandyA

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    installed a LED strip with switch to turn on when the hood is open. I think it turned it pretty good.

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  2. Mar 8, 2020 at 2:36 PM
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    i foresee heat making the led strip's adhesive get soft come undone, and wrapping itself around the front spinning assembly....

    Cool mod. same LED strips in the bed work WONDERS. But honestly never understood under the hood led strips... its a toyota, how often are you working under the hood?!
     
  3. Mar 8, 2020 at 4:10 PM
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    I thought of the same thing. It’s really good 3M adhesive but I also placed about 4 clips made for holding it secure. I’m thinking of using the same LEFs in my bed and use the same type of switch to trigger them once the tailgate is open. Then also include a kill switch for when I don’t want them lit.
     
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  4. Mar 8, 2020 at 4:20 PM
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    Nice work.
     
  5. Mar 29, 2020 at 12:54 PM
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    What switch is that?
    I installed mine a few years ago and haven't had any problems yet.
     
  6. Mar 29, 2020 at 5:27 PM
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  7. Mar 31, 2020 at 5:13 PM
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    Did mine also, but went with a lighted rocker switch,,,getting ready to do bed lights next.........IMG_0075.jpg led.jpg
     
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