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Wiring for tail lights

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by rico334, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Apr 12, 2011 at 10:55 AM
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    rico334

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    I am going to mount a set of tail light/stop lights on the headache rack mounted on my truck. Does anyone know if there is a wiring harness under the floorboard rocker panels of my '03 Tacoma where the controlling wire can be found ?

    If anyone knows of such, even a greater help would be to know which colored wire controls these lights so I can splice into it and run wires to the new lights.

    Thanks a lot !!!!!
     
  2. Apr 12, 2011 at 11:03 AM
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    Pugga

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    Have you thought about tapping into the wires at the tail lights themselves? Then all you'd have to do is run a wire from the back of the bed to the front of the bed where the headache rack is.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2011 at 12:04 PM
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    Yeah, I thought of that, just figured they would have to come through the cab somewhere and I could exit them from the cab through the rubber plug between the cab and the bed and run them straight up to the headache rack from there (Keeping them from getting ripped out from brush and stuff in running from the rear light assembly and back to the headache rack).......
     
  4. Apr 12, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    I have a Haynes at home with 1st gen wiring diagrams, it's pretty helpful. If you don't want to pick one up PM me and I'll look up the wiring colors, but it won't be until later tonight.
     
  5. Apr 12, 2011 at 12:18 PM
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    Pugga

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    Yeah, I suppose... I'd just wire loom it and zip tie it to the inside of the frame from the tail lights to the front of the bed. Maybe first gens are different but it sucked getting wires into the cab from the rear of the truck with the 2nd gen. Hopefully someone can help you with the in-cab wiring on your truck!
     
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