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Question about Bestop third brake light

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Tenacioustuck, Apr 29, 2021.

  1. Apr 29, 2021 at 8:31 AM
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    Tenacioustuck

    Tenacioustuck [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Is there not a way to wire the third brake light to a trailer light adapter and hook it up that way? Seems like it could be done. Am i missing something? Has anyone attempted it? Bestop Supertop 2 on order. TIA
     
  2. Apr 29, 2021 at 8:36 AM
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    5nahalf

    5nahalf I build dumb things

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    No you cant really wire it into the trailer harness as the brake and turn signal lights are the same on the plug. You need to wire it into the brake light on the driver side. But, there is a adapter harness for sale in the for sale section.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/plug-and-play-brake-light-taps.707529/

    Then you can do like I did and install a flush mount SAE plug to make the wiring cleaner.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XLK4CH3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8

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  3. Apr 29, 2021 at 9:00 AM
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    Tenacioustuck

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    I like your style, guy! No tapping into wires or dangly leads for us! I'll hit up the adapter harness guy for sure.
     
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  4. Apr 29, 2021 at 9:07 AM
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    5nahalf

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    Ive never been a fan of cutting into wires, so I spend as much as needed to keep the factory wires clean. The flush SAE plugs are great for when you put the top down or remove it, then you dont have plugs hanging out of holes.
     

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