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Lighting help, PLEASE HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Stillfly199, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:43 PM
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    I'm trying to figure out where i'm supposed to push the wires through the firewall. It doesnt seem like the place I picked will fit. Can anyone give me some help???? Its an 07' Tacoma
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  2. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    If you're trying to hook up your HID kit, that harness is supposed to hook up to your OEM headlight harness, it's not supposed to go through the firewall.
     
  3. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:50 PM
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    No, I am hooking up 4 KC lights from the bumper and I have to put them through the fire wall to the switch in the cab
     
  4. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    I ran some wires where the factory wiring goes throught the fire wall. Followed the balck wire with the blue thing on it.
     
  5. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    I have an 07 and I ran a couple wires through that spot. It wasn't easy but it worked. I used a straightened coat hanger to make it easier...
     
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    Was it super tight? I tried that but cant get the clothes hanger in there
     
  7. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    It was tight. I used the coat hanger to poke a hole in the rubber. I have 2 lights on the front of my truck also...
     
  8. Mar 26, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    Ok, it is taped off like hell and doesnt seem like I will be able to get it through. There is the rubber seal that is taped off to all the wires. It seems like the only way is going to be to puncture the rubber seal, would that be a problem
     
  9. Mar 26, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    K, I think I'll have to poke a hole through the rubber. Looks like thats the only way.
     
  10. Mar 26, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    Same here.The "wires only" went through.
     
  11. Mar 26, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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    A hole in the rubber is not a big deal. The rubber will seal around the wire once it is through there.
     
  12. Mar 26, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    Thats how I did it, poking a hole through the rubber. It has caused no problems.
     
  13. Mar 26, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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    Hey stillfly...post some pics when you get it done...
     
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    Wont be til tomorrow, I have to go to a EMT refresher class. That and I spent too much time trying to get it through the firewall. But I found a couple wires with connectors on the end that were behind the false switches
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    Does anyone know what these are for?
     
  15. Mar 26, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    Also, its a 2007 trd sport 4x4
     
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    You could always run it under the cab and up through one of the rubber plugs there, comes up under the carpet under the seats. It's where I ran the switched line from the switch to the reverse lights relay in mine.
     
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    I got one of them ran through the firewall, I gotta finish it up in the morning. I'll be sure to post some pics tomorrow night.
     
  18. Mar 27, 2009 at 6:43 AM
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    The unused wires/connectors behind the switch covers are for options that we did not get on our trucks. They were on mine too. I just pushed them back into the dash. Good luck with your wiring today...
     
  19. Mar 27, 2009 at 8:19 AM
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    Thats what I figured it was, thanks for the input. I'll post pics of it tonight when I get it wired and test the output
     
  20. Mar 27, 2009 at 1:02 PM
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    I ran my wires last week and discovered the best way to get them through the firewall. Look at about 8 o'clock outside the "boot" area (near the outter edge) where the factory wires are. You'll notice what looks like rubber glove finger (about 3/8" wide). If you cut the end off near the tip, you'll have free access to the inside of your cab. If you look from the inside of the cab at the 5 o'clock area, you'll see a small hole where the wires come through. My wife has the camera. If you need a few pics, let me know. I'll take some tonight or tomorrow. We're going to get rained on here soon, front is almost on us (the one that hit Miss the other day).
    Once done, seal the end off and your home free.

    I just looked back at your picture and saw it looks slightly different (where the black tube goes in) and also saw you have a '07. Mine is an '08.
     
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