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Need Help - Light Install

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by la0d0g, May 9, 2012.

  1. May 9, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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    la0d0g

    la0d0g [OP] Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    A couple weeks ago we installed my Relentless Fabrication front bumper. The OEM fog lights do not fit my version of the bumper so I’ve been shopping around for some new ones.

    Yesterday I purchased some PIAA 5110 lights and I wanted to utilize the existing fog light wiring and the in-the-cab switch. My questions are: can this work? If so is it simply a matter of stripping and splicing the lines together or do I need to use the connectors? If splicing them together will work, which color goes to which. From the truck there are two wires, one that’s green and another that’s black and white. On the PIAAs there are two wires, one white and one black (pictures below).

    Besides disconnecting the battery before doing it, are there any other things a wiring n00b should know prior to doing this? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

    Wire from the truck

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    Wire from the light

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  2. May 9, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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    Search online for a Tacoma wire diagram and it'll tell you which is pos and which is neg. I see no problem with cutting the adapters and using butt splices
     
  3. May 9, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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    Jerez

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    ^^^What he said

    I've done this to around 3-4 trucks already installing Offroad hid lights or led light bars

    I just dont remember if green or white was + or -...I think green was -
     
  4. May 9, 2012 at 7:49 PM
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    la0d0g

    la0d0g [OP] Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    Thanks guys. Anything else I should keep in mind while doing it?
     
  5. May 9, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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    Ummmm...to make a nice clean install and if you ever want to go back to your stock plugs, use a couple of male-female crimp connectors...easy disconnect for future stuff

    EDIT: green is positive white is negative
     
  6. May 9, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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    la0d0g [OP] Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    Thanks for the input man!
     
  7. May 9, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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    No prob :thumbsup:
     
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