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Running board lights?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by wyone, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. May 31, 2019 at 9:05 PM
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    anyone know what to tap into on a 2012
     
  2. Jun 1, 2019 at 12:23 PM
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    I tapped the footwell light as well. I like that the lights fade on and off with the lock/unlock keyfob use. Ordered two strips of LEDs off of Ebay and bought a roll of wire. Needed the extra wire to run over to the passenger side.
     
  3. Jun 1, 2019 at 12:26 PM
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    These are the strips I got and got extra wire as well to run from passenger tod river side and tucked the wires out of site behind the curtain under the passenger seats

    PryEU Daylight White 6000K LED... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YXBEHQK?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
     
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  4. Jun 1, 2019 at 12:33 PM
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  5. Jun 2, 2019 at 7:28 AM
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    Here are some pics at night.20190601_224444.jpg 20190601_224501.jpg 20190601_224506.jpg
     
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  6. Jun 7, 2019 at 4:28 PM
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    Ok everybody, I’m stupid. How are you running your wires from under the rear drivers side under the kick plate out and under the truck? I just looked pretty hard and didn’t see a way to bring it out. I have a set of lights just BEGGING ME to put them on.
    Thanks!
     
  7. Jun 7, 2019 at 5:55 PM
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    Well I ran mine across the front. Tucked down into the console and out through the passenger front door kick plate.
     
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  8. Jun 7, 2019 at 9:11 PM
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    When you pull up the kick plate you'll see some holes that look like they don't go anywhere. You'll need a flash light and a thin wire like safety wire. Just under the hole where the body is pinch welded, you can get the safety wire through it and I was able to pull the wires through using a small hook with the wires pinched to it.
     
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  9. Jun 8, 2019 at 2:21 AM
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    Thank you! I was laying under the truck with a light shining down from the area with the wires and didn’t see any light coming through. I’ll keep looking and trying to fish something through.
     
  10. Jun 10, 2019 at 5:05 PM
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    So I’m installing my lights and I located the biggest pink one but there’s something already patched in (see pic with the yellow thing) and when I tap that, it doesn’t provide enough power to run the lights. Any ideas?987FE659-A467-41D5-A2D8-1B41CB85D18D.jpg
     
  11. Jun 10, 2019 at 5:52 PM
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    Did you tap the pink wire before or after that yellow thing?
     
  12. Jun 10, 2019 at 6:18 PM
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    After the yellow thing (but to quote Steve Martin “what the hell is that thang).
     
  13. Jun 10, 2019 at 6:20 PM
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    I'd tap it before it. Looks like some type of resistor or converter
     
  14. Jun 10, 2019 at 6:21 PM
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    Ok thanks. I’ll give that a try tomorrow when there’s light.
     
  15. Jun 10, 2019 at 7:45 PM
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    So when I try again tomorrow, anybody have ideas of which other wire in the rear driver’s side kickplate loom will work for powering rocklights as courtesy lights?
     
  16. Jun 10, 2019 at 8:00 PM
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    So i have a question. I've been wanting to do this for a long time and even have the lights. I just haven't had the time. My question is when you hook your battery back up does your truck run good? My 05 Tundra ran like crap for days after i would unhook the battery. The computer wouldn't reset or something. I just don't want my new truck to do that and I'm kinda scared to mess with it.
     
  17. Jun 11, 2019 at 5:30 AM
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    You don't have to unhook the battery to install the lights
     
  18. Jun 11, 2019 at 5:32 AM
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    It will be fine I always unhook mine for good practice. But if you are worried just pull the fuse on the circuits you are tapping into.
     
  19. Jun 11, 2019 at 2:59 PM
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    Well, I’ve now tapped before and after the yellow thing (resistor?) and while AFTER it I have power when the doors are open and goes off when the doors are closed, it’s not enough to power the lights. So now what? Grrr this thing is starting to really piss me off!!
     
  20. Jun 11, 2019 at 3:07 PM
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    hey matt

    i think somene suggested tapping into the footwell light. its right there underneath the steering wheel to the left. thats where i plan to tap after i get the lights. hope that will work. i wouldnt know until i actually attempt.
     
  21. Jun 11, 2019 at 3:07 PM
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    Maybe try the footwell light. I believe that's what I'm going to do.
     
  22. Jun 11, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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    I just need to figure out which wire it is on my 2018.
     
  23. Jun 11, 2019 at 3:29 PM
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    Here’s my problem. If I tap the footwell light (it’s TINY if you haven’t looked yet, and only carries amps for that 1 light) it won’t provide enough power for my rocklights (already tried). The only answer I’ve been able to come up with so far is to run a dedicated power line from the battery, through the firewall to the spot where I want it, then use a relay to get the the factory wire to trigger the light. Seems WAY more complex than it needs to be.
     
  24. Jun 11, 2019 at 3:44 PM
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    Yeah I've looked at it. I'm just hoping it will be enough power for the ones i have. What color one did you tap?
     
  25. Jun 11, 2019 at 3:58 PM
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    Under the rear drivers side kick plate, the largest pink one provides 2.5 amps when the interior lights come on-either by opening the doors or when you unlock with the remote.
     
  26. Jun 11, 2019 at 3:59 PM
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    I think I may shit-can this whole project. I don’t want to run dedicated power from the battery.
     
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    Do you have a test light? Save you alot of time Earlier post was small grey wire for prior 2018, maybe givebit a test
     
  28. Jun 11, 2019 at 6:56 PM
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    Yeah, I hit several with the multimeter and only found 1 that did what I want. I was simply hoping someone would say “you dork, you missed it, use this one”.
     
  29. Jun 11, 2019 at 7:13 PM
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    I've wired two LED strips in the foot wells and two strings on the running boards all to the little wire to the foot well bulb.

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    I'm the one that said to tap into the footwell socket above the parking brake. I don't know why such frustration trying to find the right wires when there is a simple solution that had already been previously given. The job was easy. 4 separate led strips wired together.

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