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LED Light Bar install

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by callymanjrod, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. Jul 15, 2018 at 6:50 AM
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    Need your help guys. So, I ordered an LED light bar online that came with all the pre-wiring, blade fuse, relay and a 5 pin rocker switch which I thought would fit perfectly since “it said it would” but it’s not even close. I didn’t want to cut the dash so now I’m left searching for a 5 pin rocker switch that fits. Are there any suggestions? I’ve looked everywhere and the only thing I’ve found is the Toyota S Push button which has a different wiring set up and I’m not the most electrically inclined. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Jul 15, 2018 at 6:53 AM
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    Here is a picture of what they sent me.
     
  3. Jul 15, 2018 at 7:20 AM
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    This is my best guess as to why you have a 5 pin switch. Do you have a multi-meter or plain old volt meter? 20180715_071550.jpg
     
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  4. Jul 15, 2018 at 7:22 AM
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    Also what's on the other end of the harness?
     
  5. Jul 15, 2018 at 7:24 AM
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    Just my $.02's but I would get the OEM-type switch (4 wires) and wire the light bar up myself. Get yourself a relay and some in-line fuses and you will be good to go. I have attached a file of how I wired mine up:
     

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  6. Jul 15, 2018 at 7:54 AM
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    Here is what I have,
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  7. Jul 15, 2018 at 7:57 AM
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  8. Jul 15, 2018 at 8:06 AM
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  9. Jul 15, 2018 at 10:31 AM
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    Where are you located? Maybe another member can help you out if close? Do you have the instructions that came with bar? Wiring diagram?
     
  10. Jul 15, 2018 at 11:13 AM
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    Exactly. Whites are power to switch and switch illumination when switch is on on position.. blue wire supplies power to bar when in on position. Black wires are all grounded by the lead in your hand with the power wire and in line fuse
     
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  11. Jul 15, 2018 at 3:09 PM
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    Got it, okay so I’ve ordered a different push switch that fits the Tundra through air on board and it has basically the same set up I’ll just need to strip the black white and blue from the connector and connect to the switch so when it gets here I’ll just use the diagram that NewImprovedRon uploaded and see. 74F0D954-76D7-467B-95F1-274B68CF06A6.jpg 73938117-B4B4-42BD-866B-BF58E7165613.jpg
     
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  12. Jul 15, 2018 at 5:19 PM
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    Please keep in mind that I did not get my switch from Air On Board so the wires/colors may be different on your switch from my switch.

    I think this may be the way your AOB switch is wired (diagram 1)

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    The red wire from the AOB switch does not have to go to your headlight circuit. It can be to any 12V source if you want your fogs to work independently.
     
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  13. Aug 6, 2018 at 9:01 PM
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    Update: LED Lightbar install is finally done. I had some free time and it worked out perfectly with the new switch. Pretty easy when you have the right equipment! I also had the bumpers paint matched in LineX coating and it turned out awesome I think! Thanks for your help guys!

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    Looks good.
     
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    Line-X bumpers look good. Nice job getting the LED light bar done!
     
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  16. Aug 7, 2018 at 7:15 AM
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    Nice work!
     
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  17. Aug 10, 2018 at 9:15 AM
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    Great looking truck! I'm about to get a MGM Tundra Crewmax myself and I'm gathering ideas for what to do to it. What type of lift/level are you running and what size tires are those?
     
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    Very nice! looks clean, any trimming needing to be done to put the lightbar in that location? how is it mounted? link to the light bar?
     
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    To piggyback on this, if I'm installing a second light bar that has the same switch style do I tap all 3 wires that run between the relay and the switch? Or tap only the blue and black and cap off the white since there's not a second switch to illuminate?
     
  20. Aug 10, 2018 at 9:48 AM
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    The lift is only about 4” it’s really just a leveling kit purchased through Rough Country. https://www.roughcountry.com/toyota-suspension-lift-kit-76720.html Tires are 33”
     
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    Thanks! Yeah I trimmed the inside of the plastic cover with just a small saw. The brackets are attached directly to the frame. Here’s the YouTube video I followed: https://youtu.be/OiWmoD-JyBs
     
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    Exactly. If no illumination, no wire should be tapped. At that point your just going to have a single power and the one wire that actually powers the light bar.
     
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    thanks for that! what length bar is that? 30"? does anyone know if the Baja Designs bar fits in that space?
     
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    Looks good!what brand bar did you use?lumens?any pics of output?
     
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    Yeah it’s a 30” I’m not sure about the height of the Baja light bar but you only have like 1 3/4” space to work with.
     
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    So I just got a cree light bar that puts out about 15000 lumens flood/spot combo, it’s brighter than I was even expecting! It was only $75. I may change it later but for now I just couldn’t bring myself to spend $400-$900 on something by rigid or anyone else that does the same thing I was looking for. When it gets dark I’ll post some pics of output.
     
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    Mine are both wired off one switch. I good not imagine a situation where I would just want one bar on. Just tapped in to the trigger wire from switch to trigger on second relay.

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    Any heat issues if you leave them om for extended periods of time? Ive ran vali raised bars and have had great luck with them and great outout as well.been thinking about the same setup as you stumpjumper....samw grille even lmao.....B
     
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    Thanks, I'm thinking of putting the rough country bumper light in addition to my hood bulge light and like second opinions on how to do truck wiring
     
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    Nope, I have 2 relays and separate power leads to each bar
     

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