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ROCKER SWITCH WIRING HELP!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CaptainReverso, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Feb 3, 2016 at 5:21 PM
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    CaptainReverso

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    ok so im sure their are many write ups on how to do this, but i can not seam to find one at all.

    i just need help knowing where i can tap into to get ignition power to my switches, and also where i can tap into to get dash lights to get them to illuminate when i turn on the dash lights, pics would help alot as well thank you guys
     
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    How many are we talking? Do you have a multimeter? You really should. But moving on...

    Behind the change holder by your left knee... big blue wire with yellow stripe is 12v ignition. I can't remember parking light wire off the top of my head. Check out the RCBS204 illuminated 4x4 switch install guide. You'll find it there.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2016 at 8:24 PM
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    just 4 otrattw switches just to light them up mostly
     
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    Fucking look it up
    I ran mine to the fuse block and did it that way personally it's not entirely safe to tap into your stock wiring because it's tiny and a POS IMHO but if you want help wiring it somewhere I think I'm an hour away we can meet up this weekend I'll help you run wire
     
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    i got the power to the switches from my aux fuse box, i mostly wanted to tap into a wire for the dash illumination to light up the lettering
     
  7. Feb 3, 2016 at 8:34 PM
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    Fucking look it up
    If I remember when I did mine you have 3 wires you have to run off those switches and they only light up when they are on? If this is correct you can run 2 wires the positive and the accesories one together in a splice to the positive and run a negative and should do the trick
     
  8. Feb 3, 2016 at 8:37 PM
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    the switches i got can just have the lettering on until you flip it on then you get bothe lettering and the picture on the switch lit, i tried daisy chaining the hot wire witch made it work but then they are constantly on, and that brings me back to wanting to tap into the ignition power to turn them off haha
     
  9. Feb 3, 2016 at 8:39 PM
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    One side of the fuse is hot with the key off = turn the key on the other side gets hot =
    ====OR === the entire fuse block is off until you turn your key on.
    A simple test light will tell you what's hot = always test the bulb ( + - on batt) before starting any testing.
     
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    Fucking look it up
    Ok now I understand you bought weird switches I don't have experience with lol I get it! Well yea I can't help you with advice but can still help run wire when you figure out your answer. I would assume an ignition wire if you have an amp in your car with a system you could wire tap off that, ignition wire, dome light fuse?, anything that once ignition is turned on it lights her up. Could even tap into head light wiring
     
  11. Feb 3, 2016 at 8:44 PM
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    yeah i just dont have a test light lol, hoping someone had a picture of a good wire to tap into lol :anonymous:
     
  12. Feb 3, 2016 at 8:46 PM
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    Fucking look it up
    Have you tried to research on here at all for anything
     

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