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running wires thru 3-rd light

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by snowgod06, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Oct 27, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    snowgod06

    snowgod06 [OP] UG legend wannabe

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    quick question.
    im going to purchase a roof rack setup for my access cab and put a carry basket on top. And i want to try to hook up 2-4 lights on the front of the basket for those late night snow runs. Question would be i know some of you have run wires back through your 3-rd light, is this hard to do? what has to be removed to be able to run the wires? and would running say 4 power wires and just one bigger ground wire through there cause any leaking issues at all?

    thanks
     
  2. Oct 27, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    jeremiekc

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    It is extremely easy to run the wires through the light. I ran a satelite and a GPS receiver through it with no problems. Just take a drill bit the same diameter as the wire and make a small indention for it. The hardest part of getting wires through it is getting them to it. You will need to either remove the headliner or remove just around the edges of it. The hanger thingys just turn and pull out. Just make sure you plan your route of the wires. Good luck!!
     
  3. Oct 27, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    when you say, small indentation. What are you meaning? like on top of the light jsut so the wires can get through behind all the bulbs and chrome plastic piece?. I'm jsut not sure if i can run them behind the seal or if i have to like slip them into the light, then run them through the holes where the lights are for the 3-rd.
     
  4. Oct 27, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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    Sidenote: do you have pics of the GPS tuff on yer roof?
     
  5. Oct 27, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    Sorry I don't. I just sent my truck to Germany yesterday so I can't take a picture of it. It will be another month and a half before I get to see my baby again.
     
  6. Oct 27, 2009 at 8:47 PM
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    Exactly, the third brake light has a raised lip that goes all the way around it. There is a weather seal all the way around the edge of it. I wanted a nice tight seal so I just made an indention the big enough to go around the wires. I just used some clear rtv on the inside to make sure that it wouldnt leak. If you run them through the light then you will have to drill a hole in the lens. I would show you some pictures but my baby just left yesterday for Germany and I dont have any pictures.
     
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