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Running board lights?

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

  1. Sep 4, 2019 at 1:43 PM
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    Ynot_tonY

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  2. Sep 29, 2019 at 9:36 AM
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    SiberianTundra I heard Unicorns get horrible MPG

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    how are those boxes holding up ?
     
  3. Oct 7, 2019 at 4:09 AM
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    Finely done it! Feel free to criticize the long larger then life running boards. Wired it to cargo light and blinkers.

    [2pc 70-Inch] Truck Light Running Board LED Kit for Extended Cab & Crew Cab Trucks - [AMBER/WHITE] - Turn Signal Side Marker & Courtesy Light Bar Strip for Pickup Trucks, SUV, Cars, and Work Van [70"]
    by SPE Direct
    Learn more:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078YDTG77/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_G2XMDbWXANAA7
     
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  4. Oct 7, 2019 at 9:00 AM
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    SiberianTundra

    SiberianTundra I heard Unicorns get horrible MPG

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    Dude that is an awesome job. I wanted to do something similar but with spaced amber lights. But you totally provided the blue prints. Nice !
     
  5. Mar 3, 2020 at 6:43 PM
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    This is how mine turned out. I had to do some work to make it like this. If anybody wants any ideas I can share picture of how I did it.
     
  6. Mar 3, 2020 at 7:07 PM
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    good info thank you!
     
  8. Jul 29, 2020 at 7:04 AM
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    I have a 2015 limited. i am about to do the same thing you show here. seems like a mix up between people saying its a brown wire or a grey/purple wire small 22 24 gauge. going to positap it ill know as soon as i do. what im concerned with is the amount of amps / watts its going to strain on the cargo light circuit. narrowed it down to 2.5 amp/30 watts total draw coming from 2 60 inch led strips i plan to use. think that cargo light will withstand that draw? ive read it can handle 7.5 amps which doesn't make sense to that gauge wire. you get so many different answers on these threads you seem like you know your stuff so i am asking you directly
     
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  9. Jul 30, 2020 at 5:15 AM
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    I think the wire color (brown or greyish) depends on where you tap the circuit. My understanding is that the wire color is brown if you tap the circuit under the driver's scuff plate. On my 2015, and under the driver side back seat scuff plate, the wire color is greyish. Regarding overloading the circuit, that circuit is a 7.5 amp circuit. The LED's pull very little juice. I hooked up 2 bed lights and 4 door/step lights to the circuit and was fine. One thing that can help the load on the circuit, if you are concerned, is to change out the dome, map lights, etc., to LED's well because they pull less energy than the stock bulbs.
     
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  10. Jul 31, 2020 at 11:29 AM
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    Its a dark grey almost black wire which has a purple tint to it. 18 gauge. The pics make everything look larger but i got it on my first shot. Thanks man im wondering how long that adhesive will last.
     
  11. Jul 31, 2020 at 2:02 PM
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    What adhesive are you referring to?
     
  12. Jul 31, 2020 at 4:21 PM
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    I used 60 inch strip lights on the frames
     
  13. Aug 1, 2020 at 4:43 AM
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    Did you clean the surface really well before sticking the led strips on? Also, I have found that heating the surface with a heat gun, before applying the led's helps assure a good mounting. The led's I used came in about a 6" strip with an aluminum frame around them. I was able to clean the surface with denatured alcohol first, heat the surface second, and then clamp the lights to the surface using "C" clamps for a few minutes (placed a thin strip of wood over the led surface frame for the C clamp) until the surface completely cooled. Haven't had any issues with mine for over 3 years so far.
     
  14. Aug 1, 2020 at 6:08 AM
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    I used 1 c clamp over the end of the strip where the weight is likely to sag other than that just adhesive. I used purple power degreaser to scrub frame then once dry used alcohol to wipe surface of frame. Felt like a solid bond to metal. Tested em out last night they are perfect. Truck still is not registered due to covid so i cant drive till the 4th. Its a 2015 limited 4x4
     
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  15. Aug 1, 2020 at 8:26 AM
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    Great! Sounds like you got it squared away.
     
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