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Light wiring

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by BenJammn5, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Apr 6, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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    BenJammn5

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    I already have a set of hella 500 lights and a rocker switch by the fog light button/tab, but now I'm adding a rear dust light on the bed rail and need to add another switch.

    Popped out the climate controls and removed the blank switch you see here, but I can't figure out how to send the wires through the back. Do I need to remove the center console?

    Search- Yes I did that, couldn't find anything specific to this.
     
  2. Apr 6, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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    bump for any ideas... I know somebody has done this before...
     
  3. Apr 6, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    Check the build
    a coat hanger will be ur freind. Tape the wires and run them. Im not certain, but i think you will be able to run it behind where the firwall meets the plastic.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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    There is a a few guys here that put switches there. Search for switches installs.I think I would remove the heating cover that way you can see what your doing and have to worry about pinching wires and shorts. I like your reading material.
     
  5. Apr 6, 2012 at 6:45 PM
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    OP if you look up the 4x4 illuminated switch install, it shows how to pop off the heating cover.

    lol didnt even notice the reading material :p
     
  6. Apr 6, 2012 at 8:09 PM
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    Glad to see another TW member with a Bible in their Tacoma. KJV is a great translation, but prefer my NIV Study for my daily driver.
     
  7. Apr 6, 2012 at 11:03 PM
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    csjumper2003

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    The clothes hanger works great. It's what I used when running wires there.
     
  8. Apr 7, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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    Great idea thanks! I'll try that...
    I'll try that search... yes it is good reading material :)

    Good stuff, +1

    KJV is great, but I also read the NIV sometimes. KJV is hard to grasp at times, but I keep that compact version in my truck as it's small. Great reading right before going into work... so it's always there.. and for whenever I need it.

    Hanger wire it is, thanks!
     
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