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Wiring a leer topper to Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by roberth2334, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Jul 24, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    roberth2334

    roberth2334 [OP] Active Member

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    I am trying to wire a used leer topper I just bought and have the wiring from the topper to the truck. The wires that are coming from the topper to the truck are- a black wire
    a solid red wire
    a red wire with a white stripe in it.

    When I took the left taillight out I did not see the same wires in my tacoma.

    Does anybody know what wires in the tail light I need to tap into to get my third brake light on the topper to work? The wires coming from the topper have a pigtail in it so i am going to keep it.
     
  2. Jul 24, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    whiskey101

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    I bought a flat trailer wire set so I could disconnect it when I wanted to remove my topper.

    I am sure that your black wire is ground. I am pretty sure that your red wire is brake. I am guessing that you have a dome light and that is the striped wire. You can run the dome lights off the green wire, but your dome will only work if you have your lights on.
     
  3. Jul 24, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    sprgrey

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    I have the same topper. Red goes to tail light. Black has to be run to your truck frame. I tried wiring black to tail light and it will stop working. I took to leer dealer and you have to mount black to frame for solid ground. I ran wire through tail light then down to frame. Works like a charm. Hope this helps.
     
  4. Jul 25, 2011 at 6:52 AM
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    roberth2334

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    Thanks Guys. I got it working.
     
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