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Lef wiring harness. Help please!!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by farmer_kyle, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Jan 26, 2016 at 5:06 AM
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    Alright I'm purchasing a set of flush mount led cubes to put in my rear bumper as backup lights. Do I need a wiring harness or can I tap into the factory backup light wires so that they'll turn on when I shift into reverse? If I need a wiring harness, who knows a dual output harness that is long enough to reach from my battery to my rear bumper? Any help is much appreciated. Thanks so much
     
  2. Jan 26, 2016 at 5:07 AM
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    Here's the lights I'm mounting up

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  3. Jan 26, 2016 at 5:13 AM
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  4. Jan 26, 2016 at 5:17 AM
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    Thank you so much. How would you go about tapping into the existing backup wires? I would need extra wire to run up the bedside right? The lights I'm buying come with no wires
     
  5. Jan 26, 2016 at 5:18 AM
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    Amazon sells wiring kits too, should see them in the "people also bought/looked at" section. much cheaper and same quality as the Rigids ($52 for wiring?, eek)
     
  6. Jan 26, 2016 at 5:20 AM
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    Okay I'll make sure I check that out too. Thanks. But what would I need to tap into the current wires?
     
  7. Jan 26, 2016 at 5:30 AM
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    And is the power supplied to the backup lights right now enough to support the current ones and the new led's. The reason I'm getting led's is because the original owner of my truck had them smoked and they put out no light at all
     
  8. Jan 26, 2016 at 5:35 AM
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  9. Jan 26, 2016 at 5:45 AM
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    Okay. How would I get it to reach to the rear of the truck though? Or is that when "tapping into the stock wires" comes into play?
     
  10. Jan 26, 2016 at 6:49 AM
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    basically buy the length you need to reach from the rear lights to the cab for the switch, and the battery for the pos/neg hookups. you will have to extend the wire if you can't find one long enough. most likely the one from the relay to the Pos(+) on the battery. the Neg(-) can probably be grounded to the frame/metal.

    find the wire coming from the reverse light behind the left tail light before the connector (vehicle side, and fyi the white/bk stripe is the ground wire for all bulbs) and just tap into it back there.
     
  11. Jan 26, 2016 at 7:43 AM
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    Yeah I can't find any that long. So what will I need to get? A wiring harness for the battery with a relay and some wire to run to the rear bumper? I'm used to just buying a wiring harness the right size and putting it on with a rocker switch but I was hoping to have the bumper lights that I install to turn on when I shift into reverse. Sorry I'm new to "tapping into" wires and whatnot
     
  12. Jan 26, 2016 at 8:46 AM
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    If you just want them to turn on when "reverse" and not use them separately (also always on for reverse) then buy a long piece of wire to run to the battery from the rear. get the relay and tap into the "reverse" wire like I mentioned before. run ground to the nearest metal part and then run the wire to the LEDs (can ground them to the bumper). no switch/harness needed.

    If you want to use them independently you will need a switch.
     
  13. Jan 26, 2016 at 8:53 AM
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    Okay sweet thanks. Okay okay last question. If I get a wiring harness and rocker switch so that I can turn them on independently, how would I make the wiring harness reach. They don't sell them long enough?
     
  14. Jan 26, 2016 at 9:09 AM
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    buy extra wire :)

    the only problem with using a switch is you have to be in reverse to use the lights otherwise the "on" signal would not be sent to the relay.
     
  15. Jan 26, 2016 at 10:24 AM
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    Youre right. Thanks so much
     

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