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Anyone up for a little recon for a friend?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Baller, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. Oct 13, 2020 at 11:16 AM
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    Baller

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    Here's what I've got. I just picked up a few small LED pods that I'm going to wire for ground lighting. I want them to mirror the cargo/bed lamps, where the third brake light is. I want the lights to come on when I unlock it, before I'm at the truck opening the door. I plan on tapping into the loom that runs down the gutter of the driver's side rear seat, but need to know which wire to tap. Here's the issue, I've got a canopy on and getting behind those lights to confirm the correct wire is near impossible.

    Here's the loom from which I'll tap.
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    Anyone care to hop up in the bed of there Tundra and do a little recon for a friend?
     
  2. Oct 13, 2020 at 11:22 AM
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    I just found this video. At around 5:45 we get a good look at the backside of the lamp fixture. Would it be right to tap the red w/black stripe wire? Seems to me the green is the brake and white w/black stripe is ground. Am I getting that right?

     
  3. Oct 13, 2020 at 5:35 PM
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    I have a 2002 Access Cab and the positive wire to the cargo light was red/black stripe. I tapped it right at the cargo light to power LED strips I mounted in the bed.

    https://www.tundras.com/threads/the-best-10-mod-you-can-do-to-your-truck.68083/page-2#post-1768659
     
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  4. Oct 13, 2020 at 5:40 PM
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    Cummins3500

    Cummins3500 Never finishes.....

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    Sub’d, I might have a use for this before too long.
     
  5. Oct 13, 2020 at 8:41 PM
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  6. Oct 13, 2020 at 8:46 PM
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    It’s going to be a few days before I get to doing anything. I’ll post up the details in my build thread when I do. I’ll keep you posted.
     
  7. Oct 14, 2020 at 10:46 AM
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    MrDirtjumper

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    How are you going to do this for the passenger side? If you’re going to have to run wire to the passenger side anyways, that needs to be done in the cab. You’d be an idiot to run it over the drive shaft.

    So since you’re already going to run wires through the cab and beneath the carpet now, why not just grab it at the cargo light switch? The wire is likely a negative trigger there so you would need a relay.

    Not trying to burst your bubble but this is how a guy with plenty of years of 12v experience would approach it.
     
  8. Oct 14, 2020 at 12:43 PM
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    I'm not pulling any carpet. I'll run it behind the plastic facade, behind the rear seats. In fact, I may tap into the cargo light wire at the base of the cab, below the C pillar for the passenger side.
     

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