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under dash lights?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by svGlorianna, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Oct 24, 2008 at 7:07 AM
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    svGlorianna

    svGlorianna [OP] New Member

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    Lovin my "07" TRD Sport, but sure miss the underdash lights I had in the Lincoln. Dealer wants big $$$ to install 2 little lights. Any ideas where and which wire I can tap to have lights come on and off when open door? It would be great if they faded also. Thanks.
     
  2. Oct 24, 2008 at 11:52 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    just go to superbrightleds.com and find the lights you want. install them where you want. ground them. Run the power wire to the fuse box, that way they will come on and off with the ignition.
     
  3. Oct 24, 2008 at 11:55 AM
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    NumNutz

    NumNutz One of the original 7928

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    Lots.
    plasmaglow makes cool led strips that are cheap but work really well.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2008 at 11:58 AM
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    dually

    dually Low and slow

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    I would wire them independently from the ignition. so you can turn them on and off as you please.
     
  5. Oct 24, 2008 at 12:15 PM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    I just re-read it and he wants them to come on when the door is open...I have no idea how to do this...other than tap into the dome light somwhere...?
     
  6. Oct 24, 2008 at 12:37 PM
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    dually

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    It really wouldnt be that hard, just need to get a wiring diagram. May not be hard, but a royal pain in the ass:)
     
  7. Oct 24, 2008 at 12:58 PM
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    Radelix

    Radelix Runs with Scissors

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    Easy to do

    Install the lights where you want them. ground them. Extend power wire to door switch. Tada lights on with door. All the plastic trim pieces just snap out.

    This explanation is of course very simplified.

    Its not terribly difficult, but if you dont feel comfortable doing it, take it to a friend or mechanic and they can probably do it in an hour or 2
     
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