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Needs some knowledge on wiring lol

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by mattbryan660, Aug 16, 2020.

  1. Aug 16, 2020 at 12:56 PM
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    mattbryan660

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    I needing wire up my campershell 3rd brake light and a dom light, which wire are witch? For a constant power for the dom and a wire to connect to a brake Light? Thank yall!
     
  2. Aug 16, 2020 at 1:14 PM
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    The best way to get constant power to the dome light is to run a hot directly from your battery. I'd run at least 10-12 gauge wire which is more than you need but allows for adding other lights or accessories. For the brake light, I believe you can get a plug-and-play harness that plugs into your tail light harness and keeps you from having to manually splice.
     
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    What would be the best size fuse for it as well? And I guess I can just run my ground to the taillight bolt since I'll have it opened up?
     
  4. Aug 16, 2020 at 1:22 PM
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    Fuse size depends on the wire size and what you'll have on the circuit but usually either a 15 or 20 amp is fine. If you're only using a dome light, 5 amps is fine. You could certainly ground the negative wire directly to your frame but I always prefer to run a ground wire to the battery. I put a Blue Sea fuse block next to my battery. The positive side is fused and it also has a negative bus for ground wires.

    https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Sea-Sys...ocphy=9033784&hvtargid=pla-383472770805&psc=1
     
  5. Aug 16, 2020 at 2:14 PM
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    Its ordered! Next gotta find the plug and play lol
     
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