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Plug and Play Brake Light taps

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (2016+)' started by Puppypunter, Feb 11, 2021.

  1. May 24, 2021 at 9:57 AM
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    caribe makaira

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    I wouldn't tap the camera power source...(6v Dc)
    Towing (7) circuits has all the sources required.
     
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  2. May 24, 2021 at 10:06 AM
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  3. May 24, 2021 at 10:07 AM
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    I can do turn taps too. Also a parking tap. Some LED strip lights have reverse as well. At some point this week I am go start a thread with a more comprehensive solution using a plug in the bed for a disconnect.
     
  4. May 24, 2021 at 10:07 AM
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  5. May 24, 2021 at 10:08 AM
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    Thanks.
     
  6. May 24, 2021 at 10:10 AM
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    The tap has two wires. + and a -. So you can just hook it straight to them. You can ground somewhere else if you want, but make sure you use a good ground spot. With the composite bed, that can be tricky.
     
  7. May 24, 2021 at 10:12 AM
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    So I can just connect both wires . Thanks . Positive is red right ?
     
  8. May 24, 2021 at 10:14 AM
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    Positive is actually BLUE. I just used it because it is the OEM color. Ground is BLACK
     
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  9. May 24, 2021 at 10:16 AM
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  10. May 24, 2021 at 10:55 AM
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    @Puppypunter hey as soon plug and play is available for this 5 wire connection i want one i already installed the brake tap and so glad i bought one
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  11. May 24, 2021 at 3:29 PM
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    Hopefully soon :)
     
  12. May 24, 2021 at 5:28 PM
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    OP made a killer custom harness for this bad boy. I had him set it up with a 6 position connector in case I wanted to get a different LED strip that supported reverse (the one I linked has turns, running, running with lights on, and braking). It was a bit of a hassle to tap the other side for the turn signal but I enjoyed the project.

    If you do end up with a turn signal tap, I recommended getting some corrugated wire tubing (forget what that's called) to protect the wire. I routed mine underneath the bed along the same general route as the trailer wire.
     
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  13. May 24, 2021 at 9:13 PM
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    Just installed mine, this is better than oem.
     
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  14. Jun 1, 2021 at 6:26 PM
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    Interested in a harness. From my understanding, since these are drawing from the OEM system, what would the max amperage be allowed? I plan on using two KC hilites for my third brake light.
     
  15. Jun 1, 2021 at 10:23 PM
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    If you’re referring to the Cyclones, they only draw 0.42A each, so 0.84A for a pair. You’d be fine with that. If you’ve changed your brake lights to LED, you have even more free amperage to play with. I would recommend 2A extra, tops. If I misunderstood which lights you are going to use, I apologize. Let me know which ones you meant and I’d be happy to look.
     
  16. Jun 1, 2021 at 10:40 PM
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    Yup those are the ones. They're sitting on my desk and was trying to figure out how to wire them without t taps. I heard you die inside everytime someone uses one. I was tempted.
     
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  17. Jun 2, 2021 at 7:03 AM
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    It’s a slow death....

    I’ll shoot you a PM. But yeah, these will work for a couple of the cyclones :)
     
  18. Jun 3, 2021 at 7:09 AM
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    Used a harness from @Puppypunter this past weekend to install a 3rd brake light on my new Softopper. It was so nice not to have to tap into my OEM harness like I had done on my 2nd gen! Thanks Puppypunter.

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  19. Jun 9, 2021 at 12:53 PM
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    Super fast shipping. Great product . Thank you @Puppypunter . My first ever something electrical mod ha ha. Now my topper is legal with the 3rd brake light and its a stick on . 20210609_124511.jpg 20210609_124532.jpg
     
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  20. Jun 9, 2021 at 5:01 PM
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    I'm interested in one of these for my 3rd gen please.
     

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