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Undercover Classic LED Light

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mikerizer, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. Sep 4, 2017 at 7:07 PM
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    Mikerizer

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    I recently purchased a used Undercover Classic bed cover. I'm really enjoying it, not having to worry about keeping a toolbox, jumper cables, tow chain, hatchet and shovel handy.

    The cover has an LED light built in. I replaced the batteries (2 but does it take 3?), but can't get it to work properly. If i insert them negative side first, nothing happens. If I insert them positive side first, the LEDs light up, but won't turn off.

    There seems to be a thin ring inside the battery compartment, but it's only wide enough to cover the height of one battery. Is this an insulator, or just a spacer? It seems to be conductive.

    Does anyone have any kind of an assembly schematic, so I can be sure I'm putting it together correctly? I can't seem to find one on the web.

    Thanks,

    Mikerizer
     
  2. Sep 5, 2017 at 7:35 AM
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    boogie3478

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    Maybe the lights only come on when the bed cover is raised?? :notsure:
     
  3. Sep 5, 2017 at 12:30 PM
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    Mine has a light but is small and useless. You'll need to install something else if your going to see anything at all after dark.
     
  4. Sep 5, 2017 at 7:29 PM
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    My undercover flex tonneau came with LED light strips... when I turned them on to test them... pressing the button once to turn them off didn't do anything. I figured out that I had to press the button twice in quick succession to turn the lights off.

    So...

    1 Press = On
    2 Quick Presses = Off

    Did you try that?
     
  5. Sep 6, 2017 at 12:33 PM
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    Thanks for the replies...I bought a new unit from Amazon. I think the old switch is just bad. The button doesn't move properly when pushed.
     
  6. Feb 9, 2018 at 5:18 PM
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  7. Feb 9, 2018 at 6:35 PM
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    I saw these in a store the other day and wondered how they worked. Thanks for posting. I’ll pick me up a set. I just need a little light at night when getting my son loaded up at soccer field.
     
  8. Feb 9, 2018 at 7:37 PM
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    It's waaaaay brighter than that rinky-dink light that came with the cover. It lights up the whole bed!
     

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