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LED hitch mount light

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Glamontagne, Oct 12, 2021.

  1. Oct 12, 2021 at 6:08 PM
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    Glamontagne

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    I bought a hitch mount reverse light/brake light/turn signal online. It uses the 4 wire trailer wiring. Has anyone figured a way out to wire this better? My last truck, I could unplug from the back of the bumper and put in a splitter. I’d like a cleaner look.
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  2. Oct 12, 2021 at 6:11 PM
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    Tundratoofun

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    you can tap the trailer connection on the back side and not have anything sticking in the plug, thats how I plan to wire the led strip back there.
     
  3. Oct 12, 2021 at 6:18 PM
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    Contact @Puppypunter he makes plug and play wire taps. I bet he could hook you up.
     
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    Any pictures? I’ve been looking at some of these.
     
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  5. Oct 12, 2021 at 7:00 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

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    You could use this, just unplug it from behind the bumper and plug it it and zip tie the extra wires.

    CURT 55384 Replacement Vehicle-Side Custom USCAR 4-Pin Trailer Wiring Harness, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009FJ38Q
     
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  6. Oct 12, 2021 at 9:03 PM
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    As mentioned, the trailer connections are definitely on way to go. The light you bought, does it have independent inputs for turn signals and brake? Because the only real downside to using a trailer wiring tap is that the turn and brake are combined signals. If you want separate taps, I can definitely help you out there. We can grab everything you need from behind the taillights, all plug and play. Feel free to shoot me a PM if you need anything (including just help with a trailer wiring tap).
     
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  7. Oct 13, 2021 at 5:24 AM
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    This is what I bought on eBay.

    5BECA2DF-D463-42F5-8515-A5C0270B131D.jpg
     
  8. Oct 13, 2021 at 5:25 AM
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    That looks like a good option. I’ll check it out. I am going to see if I’m able to unplug from behind the bumper before making the purchase. Thanks!
     
  9. Oct 13, 2021 at 5:47 AM
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    You can. That's how I hooked up my light.
     
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  10. Oct 13, 2021 at 8:52 AM
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    Yeah, looking at that, I think you’d be good with a trailer connection. I haven’t started getting into those… yet o_O But since they are using a 4 pin, and it independently drives the turn signals, there is some internal logic capable of separating the two in that unit.
     
  11. Oct 13, 2021 at 11:39 AM
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    ok, cool. I’m fairly technical. Just don’t want to mess anything up. Is it easy to take apart?
     
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  12. Oct 13, 2021 at 4:16 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover, SSEM # 11,TTC#179

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    Yes
    Unplug and connect......5 minutes and done.
     
  13. Oct 13, 2021 at 4:25 PM
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    My DIY LED hitch lights.
    IMG_20210305_212948.jpg IMG_20210103_160457.jpg IMG_20211013_162357.jpg
     

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