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Which wire on Hitch Harness is constant hot?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Veccster, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Aug 6, 2009 at 5:49 AM
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    Veccster

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    I need to tap into a constant hot for a couple strips of LED lights I'm installing for a cargo light. It won't draw that much power so I think I can tap into the constant hot that is used in the hitch - if there is one.

    How do I know which wire to tap into? I found a picture that shows a black wire in the harness but that is switched power (only when truck is on ACC).


    Once I tap into that, I will run an inline 12amp fuse, then to the switches, then to the lights and finally to the ground. Easy peesy (thanks to some help from Evil Monkey :eek:)!
     
  2. Aug 6, 2009 at 7:03 AM
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    Veccster

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