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Rear bumper light install ?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by GSD, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. Nov 18, 2020 at 6:06 PM
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    GSD

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    Looking to install some flush mounted lights in rear bumper and curious if there is a step by step out there, particularly around the wiring instructions? I’m looking to wire to reverse lights and also an anytime toggle switch.

    Not sure how involved it is, but a local shop that specializes in light installs quoted 5 hours labor.
     
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    The longest time for me was cutting the lights into the bumper. All told probably around 3 hours but I would think that a shop should be able to do it quicker than me. I used the Rigid SR-M flush mount backup kit which came with the full wiring harness and three-position switch. I have anytime on with the switch, off always, and on with backup lights for the three positions.
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    Took me maybe 2 hours. I was going to mount in the bumper ends but after looking at getting a wrench in there I opted for the plastic. It was a little tough working around the reinforcement strips that connect to the ends. I just wired to to the reverse lights. It is easy enough to just turn the key to on and put gear selector in reverse. I had some single row leds mounted under the bumper but they started to dim and I had always wanted the ones I have now. I think the under bumper lights were IP67 and moisture got to them. I have had some Mictuning IP68 8" on boat trailer and the have had no problems in 2 years.

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    How difficult was the wiring? Seems wiring straight to reverse lights would be easier, but I'd like to have the three position option like you did.
     
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    I've got upgraded reverse light bulbs, but also need more light. I'm debating mounting them in the bumper ends, or the plastic where you put them. The bumper ends do look a little more difficult given what's on the backside...
     
  6. Nov 19, 2020 at 10:18 AM
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    The Wiring wasn't too bad. 2 leads to the battery into the relay, 4 wires to the switch and I taped into the reverse light right at the tail light. I ran the wires along the frame rail with a stock harness that is there. The hardest part of the wiring is poking the wires through the firewall and the wires to the switch are too short to leave the relay in the engine bay without extending them slightly. With the rigid harness (I can't tell you about any other you may find on Amazon) everything was very well documented and the directions were easy to follow.
     
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    Do you happen to remember what size opening was needed? My bumper opening is a 2x3. Thanks.
     
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    I never measured actually. The lights came with a rubber piece that sits between the bumper and the housing and I traced the outline of that. This is from the Rigid site though that should be what you are looking for.
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    F814D889-5867-4A33-AE05-33AB77CEDCDB.jpg I used these smaller Rigids. I don’t remember the part number. Flush mount. Wired to switch pro so it was easy. But still just a hot/ground to relay/ switch . I’ll dig for the instructions.
    Mounting took about 30 minutes.
    I think I measured and remeasured
    For 4 hours prior to drilling the first home. These lights did not require a rectangle hole
    I used a hole saw (carbide) specified in the instructions, 1.75” Once I knew my
    Center point to punch it was simple. I sweated though.
     
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    Those are Rigid Industries 20631 Black Flush Mount (Ignite LED Diffused).

    Amazon.com: Rigid Industries 20631 Black Flush Mount (Ignite LED Diffused): Automotive

    I had one I used for an extra backup light, but replaced it with a Baja Design light.
    That 20631 was a good light and plenty bright...
    I just wanted a different look with the BD...

    [​IMG]

    More pics and dimensions of the Rigid 20631 light in post 758 of this thread..

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