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Looking for creative way to monitor tail gate open and closed position

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by CanTundra, Mar 6, 2022.

  1. Mar 6, 2022 at 12:20 PM
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    CanTundra

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    I have seen some that are magnetic contacts vs a standard pin switch .

    let me know your ideas
     
  2. Mar 6, 2022 at 1:58 PM
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    HulkSmurf14

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  3. Mar 6, 2022 at 2:09 PM
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    Saltyhero13

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    Anitmatter "container". Closing the tailgate breaks the vacuum causing matter and antimatter to mix....

    ..."BOOM" means the tailgate is closed.
     
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  4. Mar 6, 2022 at 2:16 PM
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    panicman

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    Have a friend sit in the back with a cell phone. Tell him to call you whenever the gate opens or there is a status change.
     
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    Omohundro

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    I used this for my bed lights, could be used to power an “open trunk” lamp in the cab somewhere. It’s just an OEM door lamp switch like in the door jamb.
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    I was joshing!

    You must be doing some activity where this is an issue. What exactly are you doing that would require this kind of monitoring?

    When you start the truck, and then move the gear selector to D, you pass R, which gives you a rear cam view that would tell you if the gate is open or closed.
    Would that suffice for you, or do you do something that requires your gate to open and close while you are in motion?

    I installed a new head unit that allows me a full time chase view:
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  7. Mar 6, 2022 at 2:44 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

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    Do you have a link for that switch?
     
  8. Mar 6, 2022 at 3:02 PM
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    2mchfun

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    The switch/gate ajar lamp combo could get real annoying hauling long cargo, especially in the dark. If it is opening by itself, just fix the mechanism.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2022 at 3:19 PM
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    Get another camera and insert it in your 3rd brake light. Then you can on command see your tailgate and bed as necessary.

    I've been considering this instead of getting a front camera in the grille.
     
  10. Mar 6, 2022 at 3:30 PM
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    No, I stopped by the local salvage yard and got one from a Toyota truck they had there.
     
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    :thumbsup:
     
  14. Mar 6, 2022 at 6:33 PM
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    I think they charged me 5 bucks for it and the screw.
     
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    Can't beat that.
     
  16. Mar 6, 2022 at 7:03 PM
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    That OEM Toyota one is nice but would have to find a connector to match. Thats the idea and water tight
     
  17. Mar 6, 2022 at 7:59 PM
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    I did something similar. I used a magnetic switch to change the rear camera video signal when the tailgate is open. I added a second camera on top of the tailgate.

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  18. Mar 6, 2022 at 8:02 PM
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    CanTundra

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    Thanks guys what I am looking to do is create a switch to add into aftermarket security

    so basically if tail gate opened triggers alarm

    so it would be simple single wire to make ground when tailgate is open
     
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