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Third brake light hookup

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by pitstop, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. Apr 13, 2014 at 8:50 PM
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    pitstop

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    Was wondering if anyone has hooked up an ATA camper shell brake light.
    I was told to splice the green/red wire and splice the ground to the white/black at the brake blub. When I did this the brake light did not work.
    The shell is on a 1996 Tacoma. It worked on my 89 22re but I got rid of it. The light fixture is a little bit different on the 96. The 22re spliced the green/red but the ground was connected to two of the bulb grounds.
    the picture is not my truck but I hooked it up the same way with no luck.
    hope the picture comes over.

    installation_014.jpg
     
  2. Apr 13, 2014 at 8:53 PM
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    smmarine

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    I put some 03 tail lights on my 99 and he had a topper and tapped into the lights at the tail lights. I could pull my light tomorrow and check the wires if you want
     
  3. Apr 13, 2014 at 9:02 PM
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    I just did mine the other day. Same deal, spliced into the green/red wire for hot, and the greyish white one for the ground. Mine works fine... I'm not sure what could be wrong there... good luck though.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2014 at 9:03 PM
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    pitstop

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    Yeah I tapped into the tail lights too the drivers side to be exact. There are 4
    wires coming from the brake light on the shell rear window. which also houses the dome light, which I don't need, Two red and two black. I tried every combination I could think of but no luck. I will have to pull the plastic off the light just to make sure the bulb is working.
     
  5. Apr 13, 2014 at 9:32 PM
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    attached a wiring diagram that helped me when I did it.
     

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  6. Apr 14, 2014 at 8:06 PM
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    pitstop

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    I case anyone needs to know the picture is the right way to wire the brake
    light. Both of the bulbs in the rear brake fixture were burnt out.
     

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