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Third brake light/cargo lamp mod

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Redtaco704, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. Aug 9, 2012 at 9:06 PM
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    Redtaco704

    Redtaco704 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I searched but it seems like all talk of switching the Tacoma third brake light for a light with cargo lamps died out. I have seen the mod using the Colorado third brake but I was wondering if anyone has found a light that might work without cutting the cab. Still not so sure about cutting into the cab. Any help would be great.
     
  2. Aug 22, 2012 at 1:56 PM
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    S1000RR

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    If you find out, let me know. You would think it would be a great aftermarket light for some company to sell.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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    jrdbrn

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    Would be nice. I think that is one of the dumbest things about the Tacoma is no cargo light.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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    puckstopper55

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  5. Aug 22, 2012 at 2:05 PM
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    brian

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    I have a set of strip LED's I plan on installing under the bedrails and putting them on a momentary switch tied into the tailgate.... so that when tailgate opens, the lights come on. May wire a secondary switch just in case there was some point I wanted it always on, but its an easy solution
     
  6. Aug 22, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    12TRDTacoma

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    Yeah, I am curious to see what someone can fab up as a solution to the no-lights-in-the-bed problem these trucks got.
     
  7. Aug 26, 2012 at 7:02 AM
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    Norton

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    This definitely sounds like the best solution. Minus the momentary switch, it looks pretty good on mikedaddy's truck.
     
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