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I need help installing door courtesy lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Tundros, May 31, 2015.

  1. May 31, 2015 at 2:06 PM
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    Tundros

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    Aftermarket front and rear lights, added fog lights, bed liner, bull bar, bed cover, chrome door handles, chrome mirrors, side steps, AFE stage 2 Short RAM intake, Pioneer stereo, Alpine 6x9 front door speakers, 6in Pioneer round speakers rear door, 1 12in Pioneer sub with 1200 watt Sony Xplode amp. Toyota door logo courtesy lights and 20in black and machine rims on 275/60 Cooper HT plus M&S tires also painted red calipers. Also painted red Toyota emblem.
    I have a 2011 Tundra and we all know they don't come with real door lights. Well I purchased aftermarket door lights and I'm having issues finding the correct wires to splice into within the floor panels. Can anyone assist me?
     
  2. May 31, 2015 at 2:29 PM
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    csuviper

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    I added lights under the footwells and tied into the one light under the drivers side footwell that comes on with the door open. Not sure about what wiring is in each door.
     
  3. May 31, 2015 at 2:42 PM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    Have to use a diode at every door pin to make them work them per door.
     
  4. May 31, 2015 at 4:06 PM
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    So that little light bulb under the footwell gave enough power to power both sides?
     
  5. May 31, 2015 at 4:17 PM
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    Leds like that are in milliamps not amps.
     
  6. May 31, 2015 at 8:01 PM
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    Yep all 4 footwells. Front and rear.
     
  7. Jun 18, 2015 at 5:13 PM
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    image.jpg Ok so I recently posted asking how to door courtesy door lights. Well I have completed the task. If you are interested I can tell you how I did it.

    image.jpg
     
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  8. Jun 18, 2015 at 6:23 PM
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    I think you should do a MOD write-up on this and post it.
     
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  9. Jun 18, 2015 at 6:26 PM
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    sounds good. I will post it sometime tomorrow.
     
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  10. Jun 18, 2015 at 7:33 PM
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    Agreed! Definitely enter it into our unique mod contest too!
     
  11. Apr 17, 2016 at 9:45 PM
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    Hey Johnnie,
    I have been waiting to see your post. I am about to do the same thing myself. I have the lights but they did not come with the harness to plug into the light. It would be great to see how you did it.
     
  12. Jul 7, 2016 at 6:32 PM
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    Tundros Did you locate wires in the door to tap into? I'm looking at doing this same mod! Or does anyone else know?
     
  13. Jul 7, 2016 at 8:12 PM
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    I did the led in the footwell too, works great, just tapped into factory light wires in footwell
     
  14. Jul 7, 2016 at 8:47 PM
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    Ok I understand that you can do that but to tap into that and run power into all four doors is a lot of work if there are wires that are already hot for the courtesy lighting. I'm curious if there are wires in each door that you can tap into to power the courtesy lights if installed. Has anyone tested the wiring harness for courtesy power before?
     
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