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Questions on lights bulbs etc!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Samwise25, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. Nov 30, 2018 at 4:04 PM

    Samwise25 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2018
    First Name:
    Livingston Mon-f*****-tana
    2015 TRD Off-Road
    ARB front with KC HiLite’s. LED backlit grill and ARB. Century topper. Lots of stickers. LED interior accent lights. Sleeping platform / storage platform. Rear topper LED lighting. Anti-steering-rack-zip-tie-mod.
    Hello from North Carolina! I have a 2015 TRD off-road (pics to come) with ARB front bumper and Century topper. I’ve got quite a few mods that I want to do based off things I’ve seen on the forum here (been browsing a while now) and have racked up quite a few questions etc.. I reckon I’ll just list them and detail it out with questions.

    I really want to try and keep all of these wires organized and am planning to use WAGOs to try and create some kind of mass harness. I would love for all the interior LED’s to be on their own dash switch and be dimmable. Planning on going with blue for all interior accents.
    Would it be possible to use this to dim LEDs since it is PWM? https://www.amazon.com/Volt-Dimmer-...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=6D9J7GTYPSFGNNAGA954
    I’m avoiding tapping into the actual wiring of the truck for these projects.

    Going to use these switches:




    On to mods...

    (1) center console mod - https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/lighted-console in j-cheap-diy-write-up.346093/

    This is what I’m planning on doing but I’d like to to be on a switch that’s activated when I open it, don’t know if I should use a momentary switch magnetic switch or pin switch, or which specifically I would need. Also, what would appropriate LED strips be?

    (2) small LED accent lighting -

    Also planning on doing some of the small LED accents like Oregon did here
    I’d like these to be on the same switch and potentially, hopefully dimmer that I linked above.


    I want to do accent lights by the feet and in the cubbie near cup holders and hvac, as well as vent in the back maybe under seat as well.

    For the accent lighting by the feet in the front; https://www.amazon.com/Multi-Color-...g/dp/B000I04Z7Q?ie=UTF8&qid=1327942574&sr=8-3 - These are some used in another thread -
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...pholders-console-and-bed-lights.201020/page-2 - but I think they will be too powerful unless I can also wire them to that dimmer. I think small led strips would work better for this.

    (3) bed lighting inside topper - In addition, I’m going to do LED bed lighting in my topper and LEDs on my back flip-up window. I want the rear lights to be on a dash switch but also have a pin switch of some type to activate them when the tailgate or topper opens. Info on where I’d source and what I’d do with these wiring wise would be helpful. I’ve been saving wiring diagrams from other threads that will potentially help me, but I’ve got a lot of shit on so I’m trying to just get it organized and sorted here, concise lists and shit ya know?

    (4) the LED’s behind my buttons on the left hand driver side are all green! I want these to be bright white. How should I go about that?

    (5) also going to do the hvac China knob mod thing. Think that looks sharp.

    (6) exterior side ditch lights, bright white, activated via switch on the doors I suppose? There might be a better way to wire them in than doing a door switch, I like that remote idea that Oregon had as well, so may do that. What would be some nice bright LEDs for each side? Planning on wiring these in with the interior bed lighting switch, but before the tailgate pin switch.

    Think that is it for now! Thank you all in advance for the assistance through this process

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