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Plug and Play OEM Switch

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by chance12, May 6, 2023.

  1. May 6, 2023 at 11:02 AM
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    Why not order the factory light bar switch?
     
  3. May 6, 2023 at 12:35 PM
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    well for one, I would still have to tap into a factory wire for the back-light function to work which is why im looking for a plug and play harness (so I dont have to tap into factory wiring). Also Ive got the upgraded lights which is on a can-bus and Ive read that it would be a ton of trouble to get it to work properly. I may be wrong...I don't know a ton about wiring and electrical. But this is what I have read on the forum
     
  4. May 6, 2023 at 4:03 PM
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    So would that mean I can use the OEM switch with an aftermarket light bar? My main concern is tapping into or splicing factory wires. Basically borrowing power for illumination back light from another switch. Just looking to see if there was an alternative before tapping/splicing
     
  5. May 6, 2023 at 5:24 PM
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    OK, that was my initial thought. Thank you
     
  6. May 7, 2023 at 6:49 AM
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  7. May 7, 2023 at 7:03 AM
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    Retrax Pro XR bed cover, UpTop Overland mid truss system with Baja Designs rock lighting, Pelican cargo BX90 case, OEM bed step, OEM door trim/cubby lighting, CBI covert front bumper with air dam delete module, TRD Pro heritage grille replace with OEM marker lighting, Diode Dynamics 20" amber lightbar, 1.75" RC spacer lift, Bumper Shellz rear bumper blackout, OEM badge blackout
    Ha funny. We have two posts on similar subjects right next to each other here. I ordered Cali Raised but I'm slowly coming to the conclusion that they may have a bad batch of switches
     
  8. May 7, 2023 at 7:07 AM
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    I ordered these and it works perfectly for the icon backlight https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CP987BN?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1 Just tap into the brownish/whitish wire from one of the other switches.

    Does your indicator light switch work as intended? When did you order your switch?

    See my post here https://www.tundras.com/threads/cali-raised-led-oem-square-switch.124342/
     
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  9. May 7, 2023 at 7:11 AM
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    Good to know on the wire. I keep my fogs on all the time so I just wired illumination with the ACC. Yeah everything works great. Order about a week ago.
     
  10. May 7, 2023 at 7:16 AM
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    Just realized you had that info on my other thread there. Should open my eyes better
     
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  11. May 11, 2023 at 11:58 AM
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    Is this the wire your tapping into? IMG_0535.jpg
     
  12. May 11, 2023 at 12:43 PM
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    That's the one! I went down below the tape to give myself a little more room to attach the T-tap rather than right up next to the harness where you have it circled.
     
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    Is this 12v?
     
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    So my switch looks just like yours except instead of a yellow wire I have a red wire. I got everything hooked up and working exactly like it should (on/off, back light etc.) The only function I cannot get to work is dimming with the dash lights when I change the brightness of the dash. I can’t figure out what I’ve done wrong. Are you able to dim your switch down with the rest of the dash?
     
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  15. May 11, 2023 at 6:46 PM
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    Well shoot, I didn't even look at the brightness variations until you said something. Not sure why the resistor wouldn't just work across the board. Mine doesn't change either. Does your indicator light work properly? The blue just doesn't match the more whitish blue of the OEM switches either. I just decided to unhook the white wire and go by feel until I can get it figured out here. I honestly think they had a bad batch or I did something wrong obviously.
     
  16. May 11, 2023 at 7:23 PM
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    Ive gotten all of the functions to work except the brightness variations. The color is not perfect but it is VERY VERY close and im happy with it (the iphone camera enhanced the color differences. It does not look that different in person) . Unless you really study the switch, you cant tell its aftermarket.

    IMG_0321.HEIC.jpg
    IMG_0322.HEIC.jpg
     
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    Just wanted to say thank you for posting this! I bought the same one for .49 cents with free shipping lol! Took less than a week to get. Looks as close to OEM you can get! I originally had the Rave off-road switch. The Rave switch was not remotely close to OEM. Thanks again for the post! Highly recommend this switch.

     
  18. May 14, 2024 at 1:31 PM
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    um why can you use the switches from the tacoma trd pro ? the new tacoma pro come with like 4 aux switches pre-installed but not connected to anything for 3rd party use
     
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    Ya know....why dont they just do that with all their trucks?! It would make life way easier for the owner. But to your point, I'm sure you could do that! I paid .49 cents (shipped) for this switch. It has a light bar icon on it. I like it better than a plain AUX switch personally. My opinion, you can't tell the difference between this one and OEM so I figured I'd share. I'm very pleased with it! Definitely a good idea with the Tacoma switch though!
     
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    which trim you going for?

    personally i will be going the HV platinum, havent decided which color, heritage blue or classic silver :)
     
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    .....OEM+ Mods..... ..I DO NOT WORK.. ....FOR TOYOTA....
    I'm completely undecided on the next SUV...

    I've driven the GX 550 and it was a mistake to do that...it was for my mom, but now I want to trade my Tundra for it...but I can't do that to the larger community of Tundra owners...

    Land Cruiser is VERY nice and the power is plenty...plus the better gas mileage...

    4Runner might be a little too short for my long torso...
     
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    lol yeah gx550 will ruin you on going back to anything less.

    unfortunately, i can never own a lexus since lexus financial has told me "any warranty work has to be done at a authorized lexus dealer" which means 550 miles away to the nearest one. not one in ND, so i am stuck with only getting toyota's
     
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    The Land Cruiser is super nice for a Toyota…
     
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    yeah but being 5in taller than the new 4R is a turn off, plus no rear roll down window.

    the final straw was the price increase of the LC250 Premium over a 4R platinum in the same config from my guesstimation until final pricing comes out on the 4R.


    right now if i price out a regular LC250 i am at 69k with my normal options on a 4R. i am expecting to load out a 4R plat around 63k maybe 64k tops

    LC250 pricing.png
     
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