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wiring LED's

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jake slatnick, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. Dec 24, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    jake slatnick

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    so i want to wire a led strip on my dashboard (under my stereo) but i dont have a voltage meter. where would i find a 12v power outlet behind my dashboard?

    any help would be very much appreciated
    thanks
     
  2. Dec 24, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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    rhodehard09

    rhodehard09 sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

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    do you want constant power or accesory power. you should at the very least get a test light for 12v electrical work. they are super cheap and will save you headaches
     
  3. Dec 24, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    SManZ

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    Sounds like you need a wiring diagram from the service manual if you're not going to get a multimeter. You can get them for around $12 at Wal-Mart or Advance Auto and they are a great tool to have.

    If it were me I would tap power off of the 12V accessory outlet/cigarrette lighter, or the power wire for the radio lighting. IIRC the radio lighting is tied into the dimmer switch so the dimmer may affect your LED strip. Once you find power you can run your own ground.
     
  4. Dec 24, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    RedruM29

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    you could use an add a fuse imo. its really easy and no need to splice the wires.
     
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