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12v wires for door panel

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by bongbong, Nov 9, 2022.

  1. Nov 23, 2022 at 6:41 AM
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    That looks awesome! What kind of light element did you use in the cubby?
     
  2. Nov 23, 2022 at 6:54 AM
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    Come with the package from that aliexpress.
     
  3. Nov 23, 2022 at 7:06 AM
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    You bring up a good point. In some vehicles, Toyota switched over to aluminum wiring. If the wiring in the Tundra is aluminum, it is a very bad idea to splice or tap the wire itself, unless you are schooled up on the considerations for aluminum wiring.

    The best approach definitely is those pins that get stuffed into the connector.

    If the truck still used copper wiring, personally I prefer to splice the old school way. But, that'll cause trouble with aluminum wires.....
     
  4. Nov 23, 2022 at 7:27 AM
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    That looks awesome. I love accent lighting. The light for the pocket, is it a separate single light or just a small piece of the fiber optic with the emitter?
     
  5. Nov 23, 2022 at 7:32 AM
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    Seperate, I had to modify it to fit the hole by shorten it with a scissor and sand it down smooth. Will add more pictures once I do the backseats

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  6. Nov 23, 2022 at 7:35 AM
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    Ok, neat. Storage lights. I just ran across some led fiber optic ambient lights that has a roll of fiber optic and I guess multiple emitters.
     
  7. Nov 23, 2022 at 7:42 AM
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    Thats the older generation, these I used are more update and better. I am trying to achieve ambient-like and dont want the LED to be seen and glow on the side/in-front of my eyes, very distracting - highly NOT recommended for driving. Which is why I hide it behind area (like the Platium trim) to achieve the ambient glow for a better look and able to drive at night.

    edit: It's cubby hole for car but website named it storage lights (same difference).
     
  8. Nov 23, 2022 at 10:19 AM
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    Ok, is the side lines and dash line too bright?
     
  9. Nov 23, 2022 at 10:22 AM
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    Yes, if you do it like how he does it and not hide it like what I am doing (true ambient - similar to mercesdes), it's very bright and distracting.

    edit: You see how the the RGB can be seen on the driver glass windshield? It will give you more blind spots/glares from the inside. I did this with mine because I was lazy to open up the door and it did not went well when driving at night (ok during day). You can adjust the brightness but did not do much for me.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=or2r_qnz2oo
     
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  10. Nov 23, 2022 at 11:06 AM
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    Are the factory ones tucked to where you don't see the actual rod of light? Or are they just dim? I definitely don't want them bright at all. I put some in a girl's eclipse and it was very distracting when they blink n stuff.
     
  11. Nov 23, 2022 at 11:13 AM
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    Ye, you wont see the rod at all, I did it similairly to it. As for brightness, they are decent brightness at night but only 1 color.
     
  12. Nov 23, 2022 at 3:57 PM
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    I have completed the installation, please see 1st page, I also added some tips along with some pictures if anyone want to request it. Here to help or answer any questions for the community. Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving as well!
     
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    So on the doors you don't see the light itself? Not the cubby light, the the long ones.
     
  14. Nov 23, 2022 at 5:16 PM
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    Nope, I angle it and go dont go far out, see pictures for reference.

    Depends on how much lights you want to output, then the visibility of the lightstrip is shown. How I installed it, looking down at an angle to find the lightrod, you wont see it. But nobody going to bend 90 degree to look for it, ahahah.

    1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg
     
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    I think I see now. I didn't know you pulled the panel apart like that. I just thought it was shoved in the groove. I haven't had time to inspect my door panel much. Just pulled the switches out to see there was a spot for the cubby light to snap into place.
     
  16. Nov 23, 2022 at 5:44 PM
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    You can install cubby hole without taking door panel off but to install an OEM or the RGB light, you have to take the door panel off then disassemble the armrest that is held in by screws (do not use too much force when screwing it back).

    If you're thinking of installing between the gaps, you can't because it's too wide for the light rod. If you want simple lights, then the passenger side dash is easy to take off and install (see picture on 1st page).
     
  17. May 1, 2023 at 2:06 PM
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    @PERRY1060 did you ever finish your install with the OEM parts? Wondering how it turned out.
     
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  18. May 3, 2023 at 3:41 PM
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    I have not gotten to that project yet. Hoping to mid May.
     
  19. Jun 4, 2023 at 6:38 PM
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    I just did this mod (with the OEM parts). I'll try to post pictures later. It looks great, just like factory. The LED light tubes screw right to the armrests on the door, however, the door cards are different and will not accommodate the tubes (at least in my SR5). You're going to have to cut the door cards. It's not horrible, just a small piece (and trim the tabs on the light tubes a bit), but yeah, wasn't thrilled with the idea of cutting up my new $60K truck. I used the same taps (and attached them the same way) as bongbong pointed out, worked perfectly. I love the look.
     
  20. Jun 4, 2023 at 10:53 PM
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    This will be one of my projects. Awesome work!
     
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    @bongbong @PERRY1060

    Is this this same for the front and rear?
    • Driver side - the very left bottom row cable (lighter purple) is power and the very right (pink) is ground
    • Passenger side - pink for power and white is ground.
    What Pin(s) did you use from the kit linked?
    • Did you just jam it into the connector alongside the purple, pink, white, etc? or did you use a receiving pin? Pins are new to me. Like you, I'd prefer to not connect or splice.
     
  22. Dec 10, 2023 at 6:12 PM
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    Color is different for both driver and passenger, I believe I posted somewhere in here. As for the pin, yes, it touched the other metal piece. Your best bet is to buy the OEM one and replace the LEDs strip with these RGB one.
     
  23. Dec 10, 2023 at 6:22 PM
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    Thanks. I'm sticking with OEM. Just wanted to get a sense of the colors; quoted above and here:
    • Driver side - the very left bottom row cable (lighter purple) is power and the very right (pink) is ground
    • Passenger side - pink for power and white is ground.

    Are those the same for front and rear or did the rear differ from what you listed?

    And anything unique on using the pins? I haven't used pins like that before.

    Thanks
     
  24. Dec 10, 2023 at 7:57 PM
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    @RatPanda any guidance here bud?
     
  25. Dec 11, 2023 at 9:27 AM
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    Yes, front and rear are different color for each door and the pins are nothing unique, I got it off of Amazon. I then used electrical tape to secured it even more as it could come lose over vibration, etc. The OEM are just plug and play with existing outlet/plug so it's much easier.
     
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    Just finished the installation of strip and cubby tray lights for each door and after some trial and error and going through the electrical diagram wanted to share the correct pin locations for each door.

    For front driver I initially tried on the white harness the very left bottom row cable (lighter purple) for positive and the very right (pink) for ground
    • This resulted in NOT being able to leverage the factory dimming button.

    Then tried passenger side - pink/red #8 for power and gray #1 for ground.
    • This caused the lights to always stay on even with the lights switched to off; however dimming function worked.

    Correct wiring all on the black harness for each door:

    Front driver
    L6 Harness - black one
    #3 Green = positive
    #13 light blue = negative

    Front passenger
    K6 Harness - black one
    #3 Light Green = positive
    #1 Gray = negative

    Rear driver
    X4 Harness - black one
    #3 Green = positive
    #1 Light Green = negative

    Rear passenger
    W4 Harness - black one
    #3 Green = positive
    #1 Light Green = negative
     
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    Great info! I will be doing this install on my SR5 very soon. Hopefully the harness is the same. Will report back...
     
  28. Jan 29, 2024 at 11:47 AM
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    Not sure if you got around to doing yours, but I have a 24 SR5 and a couple of things I ran into. On the front doors I had to dremel a cutout for the OEM light bar plug. One of the screw tabs that hold the bar to the door panel I had to snip off a protruding tab to get the screw hole to line up. In order to secure the light to the panel, I used some 1/2" #8 screws with a wide round head, there's only 3. There is a Youtube video online of someone adding to theirs that shows 2 "clips" on the light bar that slides over to clamp it it place. This is wrong! Those 2 protruding clips actually serve another purpose as the don't actually clip into anything! Those are actually wedges to raise the top part of the door panel (small gap) from the main door panel so that the light will shine through. On the rears, also had to snip off the protruding nub off to get the holes to line up. The connector did not require trimming for me to fit. The only difference between the 0C040 and 0C050 harness is the wire length. My dealer shorted me an 0C040 harness (supposed to be for front door) and I used one of the 0C050 (rear) harnesses in the front. So I'm going to just order a replacement 0C050 so I can install the last rear door lights.
     
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    Been waiting like a month now for sparks to ship my kit when all of the parts were “in stock” according to their website.

    as an aside, appears the place that starts with R that shall not be named is selling their own kits with additional color options
     
  30. Jan 29, 2024 at 1:28 PM
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    They only have red as another option and according to their site- Backorder. ETA N/A
    Better quality from the dealer IMO and about the same price for OEM.
    I bought a TRD Light bar switch from "R" before joining this forum. It was supposed to be the one that fit in the long rectangle (correct OEM location) and needless to say it was not even a close fit. I had to trim out the OEM bezel and there was still a larger gap around the switch and the bezel and there wasn't anything to hold the switch clips in place to the bezel so I had to hold the switch in place to keep it centered and hot glue it into the bezel. IMO "R" is just a hack producing low quality products without test fitment.
     

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