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RSi SmartCap (Photo Heavy)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Aaronparker001, Sep 3, 2020.

  1. Oct 13, 2021 at 10:51 PM
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    Okay so I still don’t understand what’s going on.. I had the “RSI brake light wire that had the red and white “crossed” so I switched those and now am getting power from the factory brake light harness into the rsi rear brake light. However, the last connector that branches and runs to the bulb won’t power the bulb. Am i missing something? So frustrated by this haha

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  2. Oct 13, 2021 at 10:52 PM
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    The 3rd picture shown is the only connector that’s not drawing any power.. the 4th picture just compares the factory bulb connector and the one provided by rsi
     
  3. Oct 14, 2021 at 12:48 AM
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    Is there only 2 wires in the rsi harness? Sure looks like it and if so I’d suspect that’s why.

    Just checked- The short length connectors that go to the taillight have 3 wires on my harness and the longer single connector to the canopy will have just 2
     
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  4. Oct 14, 2021 at 5:39 AM
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    Man this thing was all jacked up! So can it be fixed? Or is this harness trash?
     
  5. Oct 14, 2021 at 5:45 AM
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    Yeah my rsi harness has just two wires on all the connectors. This may sound dumb but could I take the green ground wire coming from the truck and just reroute it going to the bulb? Then just have two wires on the other two rsi?
     
  6. Oct 14, 2021 at 6:10 AM
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    Im not sure I’m following- it’s early but I’m sure it can be fixed. I think just removing the sealing plugs (for the 3rd wire) from the 2 taillight (rsi) connectors and adding a wire.

    I was given extra parts terminals/seals, I can make you the wire with terminals attached and all you’d have to do is insert if you like. Just pm me your address
     
  7. Oct 14, 2021 at 6:22 AM
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    RLD is nice, good quality but to me it's too upright, kinda square'ish...
     
  8. Oct 14, 2021 at 7:04 AM
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    Thank you for all of your help!!
     
  9. Oct 20, 2021 at 4:50 PM
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    I joined the RSI Smart Cap crowd this weekend and just wanted to share a few pics of the install, especially how I routed the 3rd brake light harness. It was only after I had the cap on the bed did I see that you could route the harness up through the side of the bed under the plastic. I wasn't about to remove the cap again to do that, so I took a different approach and just drilled a 3/4" hole in the side of the bed (gasp.) and ran the wire through there. Zip tied the extra harness slack up in the wheel well. Found some 3/4" wire grommets on Amazon to plug the hole up and make it look nice. Good access from the driver's side bed storage box to get in there and do all this. Just wanted to share. Previous posts were super helpful to me, so thank you all!
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  10. Oct 20, 2021 at 5:09 PM
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    So you put the plug behind the bed? I have a grommet that would likely work in that spot. I spec’Ed it out for the thickness of the cubby box and the inner diameter spec’Ed out for a tight fit/seal with I believe 3/8 corrugated sleeve. It would be a tighter seal than what looks like slits and you could pull the plug out for access… I guess unless you did that on purpose
     
  11. Oct 20, 2021 at 6:05 PM
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    You don't need to drill at all. See how I routed mine without needing to drill a hole:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/rsi-smart-cap.679267/page-47#post-25419804
     
  12. Oct 20, 2021 at 10:27 PM
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    I didn’t drill, I was offering up a grommet. When I had the fiberglass I wired it near the spot you posted except it’s between the bed and sheet metal (didn’t know just 2” forward was a knockout) I did end up bending the metal at that corner for a little more play and out of frustration. I may try to bend it back into place

    you can kinda see it here.
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  13. Oct 21, 2021 at 7:02 AM
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    You sir are what this site should be about!:thumbsup:
     
  14. Oct 21, 2021 at 7:51 AM
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    Nah, I def don’t deserve a prop up. I’ll help when I can/if I can dependent on mood tbh. I’ve contributed to the unwelcoming posts/snark replies etc. so I’m no solid role model. I just try to do better going forward if I slip.

    I am learning- with age, comes wisdom… and the next level of sarcasm and idgaf :rofl:
     
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