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Running board lights?

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

  1. Jun 12, 2019 at 3:31 AM
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    In my case, that wire didn’t provide enough amperage to run my rock lights. I was simply looking for any other ideas.
     
  2. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:54 AM
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    Here's a write up I did on mine:

     
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  3. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:43 AM
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    I would suggest using different leds beside rock lights so you can utilize what's already there. Makes life easier. Just use led strips
     
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  4. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:58 AM
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    How many rock lights are you trying to wire up and how many watts per light?
     
  5. Jun 23, 2019 at 6:07 PM
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    Ok, everyone who told me that I’m an idiot about this light thing is correct. I am an idiot. I re-tapped the footwell light and it’s supplying power for my rocklights. (It turns out that when I tried it before my test wire was bad- I tried again today with a new one and it has plenty of power for the lights!)
    Here’s my new issue (damn, I’m getting more issues as I get older!). After I put it all together and put the fuse in the fuse holder (in-line like a good boy) the lights are on continuously. What the heck?? I tapped into the little light by the parking brake, the one that comes on when you open the door and goes off like a good little light should, but the power it supplied is continuous. Now this is getting pretty funny. I guess I need to tap the negative on that little light too so that it will be switched?
     
  6. Jun 23, 2019 at 7:12 PM
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    I used + and - at the foot well light, did not see any reason to do different, if that light works then mine should work. It did.
     
  7. Jun 23, 2019 at 7:23 PM
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    Yeah, I tapped the positive and just went to an easy ground. I guess these things have the switches on the negative side. Too bad. That drivers kickplate is a pain in the butt to get back on perfectly! Lol
     
  8. Jun 23, 2019 at 7:31 PM
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    Which color was the positive wire? It's been raining and i haven't had time to do it.
     
  9. Jun 23, 2019 at 7:42 PM
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    Honestly, I don’t remember. I’ll look at it tomorrow and let you know.
     
  10. Jun 23, 2019 at 7:49 PM
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    Ok, thanks.
     
  11. Jun 23, 2019 at 11:27 PM
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    47A6E396-A389-49D7-BF20-F27B9C3D14BC.jpg Idk if this helps, but I installed puddle lights that turn on/off under these conditions:

    I unlock the truck with the key fob: lights ON.

    I lock the truck with key fob: lights OFF

    I stop the truck, pull the key and open the door: lights ON

    I turn the cargo light switch on: lights ON

    I turn the cargo light switch off: lights OFF

    I tapped a small pink wire in the driver side rocker panel, under the plastic door jamb trim. Obviously that’s the cargo light circuit.
     
  12. Jun 24, 2019 at 4:05 AM
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    It’s the blue one. The pic didn’t come out very good though.

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  13. Jun 24, 2019 at 6:00 AM
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    thank you... I need to go to store and look for some lights
     
  14. Jun 24, 2019 at 6:12 AM
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  15. Jun 24, 2019 at 6:43 AM
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    Thanks, i tested that once but couldn't remember. Then i went back to test the other wire and blew a fuse so i gave up.
     
  16. Jun 24, 2019 at 6:15 PM
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    20190624_211016.jpg Finally got these put on today. Thanks to @madmatt for his help.
     
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  17. Jun 24, 2019 at 7:20 PM
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    Looks awesome! Good job! I finally got mine sorted out too!
     
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  18. Jun 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM
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    Thanks, glad you got yours working.
     
  19. Jun 24, 2019 at 7:48 PM
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    Not a good pic but I’m headed to bed and just took a pic from upstairs.

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  20. Jun 29, 2019 at 11:41 AM
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    Since (after whining like a little byotch about not being able to get power) I finally have power wherever I want it, I decided to keep going. Today I did bed lights.

    B31E8B1D-FEFD-4E2C-BE0E-E9B14DB28490.jpg
     
  21. Jul 8, 2019 at 4:18 PM
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    With some help from @phabej I was able to get mine hooked up first try.

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    I ran my power through the hole in the driver panel near the back. There is a rubber grommet that I drilled a little hole I'm for the power cable. For my 19 it was the biggest pink wire with no stripes on it.

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    I grounded each set of LED strips on each side and ran everything through wire loom.
     
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  22. Jul 8, 2019 at 5:40 PM
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    thanks to all on this thread i did this over the weekend:

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  23. Jul 8, 2019 at 7:55 PM
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    I've done a little..
    Now I just need running boards

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  24. Jul 8, 2019 at 8:04 PM
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    I have the lights and the wire already installed for my bedlights, I just need to find time to install them.
     
  25. Sep 3, 2019 at 12:30 PM
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    How did you ground?
     
  26. Sep 3, 2019 at 12:45 PM
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    I grounded the LED's by using the bolts that attach my side steps to my truck. I'll try to get a pic shot tonight, but I wont be home for a while. If you message me in about 4-5 hours it will jog my memory.
     
  27. Sep 3, 2019 at 1:01 PM
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    Ok. Thanks! I know what you are talking about.

    Truck looks great! Nice lift!
     
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  28. Sep 4, 2019 at 9:23 AM
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    Which LED strips did you get?
     
  29. Sep 4, 2019 at 10:26 AM
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    Damn, Ron, I believe you started a puddle light revolution. What a great thread, very helpful wiring info. Got me really thinkin about the possibilities....:thumbsup:
     
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  30. Sep 4, 2019 at 10:41 AM
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    Do it, Matt! Whatever "it" is! Mine have been going strong for several years now.
     
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