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Running Board Lights

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by wyone, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Nov 24, 2018 at 7:02 AM
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    Very nice. You have to tell us what you used!
     
  3. Nov 24, 2018 at 7:05 AM
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    Had a chance to get running board lights on the other day. Simple install. I ordered a set of truck bed strip lights from Amazon, 3M adhesive on them. Cleaned the surface well, stuck them on. Ran the wiring up through the sill on each side. Lights had quick connects and a switch on them. Was going to cut them off, but decided to see how long they were. Both sides reached far enough to meet in the middle under the dash, plugged them together.. used T taps onto the floor light on the drivers side. Tucked everything in the dash and tyrapped to keep in place. Love them!
     
  4. Nov 24, 2018 at 7:06 AM
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  5. Nov 24, 2018 at 7:08 AM
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    and a MUST was to change the interior and cargo lights to LED. Ordered the kit from Headlight revolution
     
  6. Nov 24, 2018 at 7:36 AM
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    Jim LE 1301

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    Excellent job. Can you post a daylight picture of the mounting location?
    @wyone
     
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  7. Nov 24, 2018 at 2:17 PM
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    wyone

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    I just used the 3M tape to fasten it on the side of the frame. I put it about in the middle of the frame rail... works great upload_2018-11-24_15-16-45.jpgupload_2018-11-24_15-16-45.jpg
     
  8. Nov 24, 2018 at 4:30 PM
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    Thanks. :thumbsup:
     
  9. Nov 24, 2018 at 5:07 PM
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    I also have an MGM. :)
     
  10. Nov 24, 2018 at 5:11 PM
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    The only way to roll.:thumbsup:
     
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  11. Nov 24, 2018 at 6:46 PM
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    How do they work? Are they on when you unlock? Do they remain ON all the time while the engine is running?
     
  12. Nov 24, 2018 at 7:11 PM
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    They light up great! Nice mod!
     
  13. Nov 24, 2018 at 7:12 PM
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    They're on sale too right now for another 4hrs
     
  14. Nov 24, 2018 at 7:32 PM
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    I connected them to the light under the dash of the drivers side, so anytime the interior lights are on, they are on. So when you unlock the doors, and the interior lights come on... they come on
     
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    Just ordered them $18.39. :thumbsup:
     
  16. Nov 24, 2018 at 8:24 PM
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    Me too, hopefully warms up here in NY to install them
     
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    Hope so, it's pouring down here right now......better than snow.
     
  18. Nov 28, 2018 at 7:15 AM
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    Just got mine. They are bright, I tried it with a 9V battery in the package....WOW, imagine 12V's.
    Now I just need warm weather for the install.
     
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  19. Nov 28, 2018 at 8:38 AM
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    Yeah weather sucks up here too, might be awhile before I can get mine on
     
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    Could you tell me which wire specifically you hooked it to. Thanks
     
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    I connected it to the wires going to the light under the drivers footwell.. although I may change and connect to the cargo light. I thought they would dim and be cool when they came on and went off.. but it happens so fast it is not real visible. If I put it on the cargo lights, it will come on with my remote
     
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    Is there like you tube video on how to install it? Lol
     
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    I second this, I'd like to run these lights for my soon-to-be installed running boards but I'm also a modding idiot. Anyone know of a video showing how to do this?
     
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    how many watts can the cargo light wire withstand before it blows a fuse? how many watts can the driver floor light wire withstand as well? ive been looking for these answers. no one seems to talk about adding an inline 5a fuse so i assume that you all had no power issues? i ordered the same set of lights and am wondering if i can just tap into the cargo light such as these guys talk about doing but will that be problematic in the future? this post is a year old i might not get a response but worth a shot...
     
  26. Jul 28, 2020 at 6:45 PM
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    Look like it came with an inline fuse before the switch. Im sure you can place the 5a fuse in there and it will work. Since it is led, i dont think it would draw much to cause issue with power.
     
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