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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. Jun 10, 2021 at 6:29 PM
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    Tajisdoggod

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    I am interested. Live in San Diego area. Thanks!
     
  2. Jun 10, 2021 at 6:49 PM
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    I installed a Softopper, so I've been thinking of adding a 3rd brake to the hitch--there are already a few products out there for this.

    Instead of plugging into the trailer hitch wiring (factory plug on 3rd gens), what would be the pros/cons of going this route (tapping into brake light with your kit)?
     
  3. Jun 10, 2021 at 7:26 PM
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    Nothing visible and no cutting or splicing of OEM wire.
     
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  4. Jun 10, 2021 at 7:30 PM
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    If Johnny is ok with it and you want to save a couple of $’s on shipping I can take care of you. I’m off the Santa Fe Drive exit on I5.
     
  5. Jun 10, 2021 at 9:24 PM
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    If I buy a light that is plug n play with trailer hitch connector, there would be no cutting or splicing of OEM wire either.
     
  6. Jun 10, 2021 at 9:46 PM
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    I will shoot you a PM in the morning :thumbsup:
    Yeah, @daveeasa can hook you up :) Shoot him a PM :boink:
    This is absolutely true. I know there is another option (and @caribe makaira could definitely point you in the right direction), but here is one way to go https://www.etrailer.com/Custom-Fit-Vehicle-Wiring/Hopkins/HM41158.html But I’m not sure that is what you are referring too? Maybe you mean a light that will just plug into the trailer wiring port? Something like this https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=C53201 Which is an easy option too. Of course, you will have a plug hanging back there all the time with something like that. I can do anything from a simple tap like these up to a flange mounted receptacle that can do turn signals, parking lights, bed lights, lock/unlock, constant 12V, and of course, brakes. All without splicing, and all pretty clean once installed.
     
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  7. Jun 10, 2021 at 9:48 PM
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    Can I get in on this action?
    I have a blank plate SR as well. I have this 3rd brake light tap in my "to-do" pile already.
     
  8. Jun 10, 2021 at 9:52 PM
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    I will include you. Been kind of side tracked lately, but @caribe makaira did hook me up with what I needed. Now I just have to remember where he put it....
     
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  10. Jun 12, 2021 at 7:18 PM
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    Thanks for the input!

    I suppose I could easily do something like this (or the eTrailer equivalent): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CRE1IVG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    However, coming from the Subaru world, I thought it would be interesting to put an "F1" style brake light on the back of my Tacoma. If I could figure out how to mount this in the hitch AND wire it safely, this would function as a 3rd brake light, brighter reverse light, and a rear fog lamp all in one: https://www.subispeed.com/part/15-s...rse-brake-light-with-pnp-adapter#.YMGdrzZKg-Q

    Any thoughts on whether that would pair well with your light tap product?
     
  11. Jun 12, 2021 at 7:49 PM
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    I believe I could make it pair perfect with something like that. From what I can tell, it needs a brake, parking, and reverse signal? That is totally doable. I am not sure what connector is on that light, but I could try to match it, or swap it for a 4 port deutsch or weatherpack or something. Make the whole thing plug and play :)
     
  12. Jun 12, 2021 at 9:14 PM
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    That would be great, and a very cool project! Keep me posted!
     
  13. Jun 17, 2021 at 11:42 AM
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    @Puppypunter, Can I please get in on this. I have a 2016 OR. Do you know if this will work with Meso stage 1 taillight kit? If not I would still like to purchase a harness if possible.

    Thank you
     
  14. Jun 17, 2021 at 11:44 AM
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    It will work.
     
  15. Jun 17, 2021 at 12:20 PM
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    Like @Tacospike said, it will work. It goes before the Meso harness, and won’t change it’s functionality. I’ll shoot you a PM :)
     
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  16. Jun 18, 2021 at 6:58 PM
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    I am very interested in seeing if we can make this work, if you are!

    I’d hate to have you invest time/money for nothing...PM me if you’d like a cash deposit in advance or something.
     
  17. Jun 23, 2021 at 3:42 PM
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    Random question but is there any way you make a harness for blinker taps?
     
  18. Jun 28, 2021 at 4:08 PM
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    New Tacoma user...please add me to the list. Thank you.
     
  19. Jul 10, 2021 at 2:33 PM
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    Interested in one
     
  20. Jul 11, 2021 at 8:17 PM
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    Sorry everyone, been slacking. I will get PMs sent out tomorrow and try to get everyone taken care of.

    I can do blinker taps. Let me know what you're looking for. I usually do one side with a long enough wire to reach the other side of the truck.
     

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