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Where to tap?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by kemosabee, May 19, 2016.

  1. May 19, 2016 at 8:54 AM
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    Hey guys, looking to setup a LED strip with my side steps. I want to have the lights turn on when the courtesy lights turn on, so my wife can see where she's stepping in the dark. I'm sure someone has either tapped into the wire loom or connected via the fuse box. Looking for some advice on where the best spot is. Thanks!
     
  2. May 20, 2016 at 7:25 AM
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    Awesome Thanks!
     
  3. Jan 17, 2017 at 9:37 PM
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    @RowdyRon @kemosabee is it possible to tap into just a fuse? One that will turn on the lights with unlocking the car such as the puddle lights do?
     
  4. Jan 18, 2017 at 6:49 AM
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    @RowdyRon i really want to do this, but afraid of splicing the wrong wire, did you use a wire diagram or anything?
     
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  5. Jan 18, 2017 at 8:28 AM
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    The little entry light is a good place to tap into as that comes on when you unlock/open the doors and remains on until it's timeout is reached which can be changed via settings. I have the interior foot well lights and the puddle lights on the bottom of the plastic door panels for all the doors. I have had it there since I bought my truck in Nov '14
     
  6. Jan 18, 2017 at 9:41 AM
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    @RowdyRon DUDE! Thank you so much! I am definitely doing this! This is a great step by step!

    Thanks again!
     
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  7. Jan 18, 2017 at 11:03 AM
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    Well, when I looked into this before I noticed a couple of notches/holes under the scuff plate leading under the truck. Route through there.
     
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  8. Jan 18, 2017 at 11:25 AM
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    Awesome, that sounds like a better route anyways, Ill do that.

    Thanks again, Im looking forward to it!
     
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  9. Jan 18, 2017 at 5:08 PM
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    @RowdyRon I forgot to ask, where did you get your led strips for the courtesy lights and now I'm kinda curious about the bed lights too. :)

    Where did you get both products?
     
  10. Jan 21, 2017 at 3:24 PM
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    @bsavoir I just noticed your comment, and a great one at that, are you talking about the one, drivers side, footwell near the hood release?

    I like that thought too, so it stays on longer...
     
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    This is pretty much how I did mine 20170102_205823.jpg
     
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  12. Jan 21, 2017 at 9:59 PM
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    Yes that's the one, it also fades out differently that the other interior lights. It is also separate from the other interior lights.
     
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    @bsavoir I am in the truck right now, when ever I tap into the footwear light me led'so stay on constantly, even after truck start all doors closed and the footwear turns off. Any ideas?
     
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    @RowdyRon it was, I finally got it. I had to tap into two wires using my set up, in the footwear light.
     
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    What two wires did you tap into what two wires?
     
  17. Jan 26, 2017 at 1:39 PM
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    @Sixpack So I tapped into the footwell light under the dash just next to the hood release. Its the light that comes on when you open an door or unlock the truck. To tap, on my 2014 Tundra, there are two wires going directly into that footwell light, Blue and Tan, your blue is hot and tan is negative. So I sliced red to blue and black to tan. This gave the full effect. Always test positive (hot) first.

    At first I connected blue to red and grounded black, this gave a result of just having the lights on all time despite what the footwell light did.

    Blue (Positive) to Red (Postive) AND Tan (Negative) to Black (Negative)

    Be sure to make some strong connections maybe even using the options above, and secure them down, not something you want to fool with twice.

    Best of luck!
     
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    A little of this and a little of that.
    Rowdy, what size ga. Posi-Tap do you recommend? There are a few...
     
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    A little of this and a little of that.
    Let me re-phrase my question, do you know what size ga wire the cargo wire is?
     
  21. Apr 7, 2017 at 2:42 PM
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    A little of this and a little of that.
    Thank you very much!!!!

    I can sometimes not explain things outlaid how they sound in my head. Does that make me crazy??lol...
     
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  22. Aug 31, 2017 at 2:51 PM
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    So where do you route the wires from the passenger side? Also thinking of foot well lights any good write ups on where to wire them? Sorry I'm new to modification
     

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