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Zone/perimeter/puddle light installation on the 3rd Gen?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by RickyBobbysTundra, Jan 23, 2023 at 5:17 PM.

  1. Jan 23, 2023 at 5:17 PM
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    RickyBobbysTundra

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    One thing I do wish the new tundras had come form factory is perimeter lightning similar to F150 zone lighting.

    Anyone have experience installing zone lighting on their new rig? Ideally when I lock and unlock the truck, they'd pop up temporarily.
     
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  2. Jan 23, 2023 at 5:19 PM
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    Taco-Spike

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    Rock lights placed in desired locations?
     
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  3. Jan 23, 2023 at 6:05 PM
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    Really weak they don’t even have puddle lights anymore , I don’t even think the power running boards are light either . Just walk up and get a shin buster in the dark? Lol

    going to find out, that’s what I’m getting , ha!
     
  4. Jan 23, 2023 at 6:27 PM
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    I saw somebody post something about VLEDS puddle lights ran through the mirror, don’t recall where this was on here but it is posted on here, and there is pics and they look really good. Sorry I can’t offer more info then that, if I see it Ill let you know.
     
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    It would be nice if they were lighted power bed steps too. But like everything else , it will likely be a pita to add some
     
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    Yeah agree on that, wish Toyota would have just done one or two things like this and it would be a home run
     
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    That’s one I thing I miss from my Ford, it’s the zone lighting. And the lightning went one step more and added the lights at the end of the running boards.

    but I like my blue ambient interior lighting more
     
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  8. Jan 24, 2023 at 7:14 AM
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    I've added a pair of Tacoma bed led cargo lights used as puddle lights. Mounted them under cab and not the mirrors.
    Pics are on my build page.
     
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  9. Jan 24, 2023 at 7:37 AM
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    I haven't seen anyone do this for 3rd gen yet, but the application would be the same. Just need to find dome / cargo circuit, either one for desired application.

    Installing puddle lights on factory SR5 mirrors | Toyota Tundra Forum (tundras.com)

    DIY: Tow Mirror Puddle Lights | Toyota Tundra Forum (tundras.com)
     
  10. Jan 24, 2023 at 7:52 AM
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    I checked out your build page for the pictures on it and it looks awesome. Do you have pictures on how you mounted the LED underneath the truck? And where did you tape into the wire? Maybe a write up if you have the time? I would like to do the same to my truck.
     
  11. Jan 24, 2023 at 8:01 AM
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    The cargo lamps are sealed with no mounting provisions so they’re only zip tied to face down.
    My truck has OEM cargo lamps so I extended the wires and tapped the stock LEDs. I can switch them off using the interior cargo switch.
    I’m actually swapping them out for 4 KC cyclones.
    Attached to L brackets and mounted to my predator step caps.
    This should give me the output I want.

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    Very nice. Thanks for the input.
     
  13. Jan 25, 2023 at 8:35 PM
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    I added some cheap led light strips from Amazon, they came with 3M adhesive on the back and the wires were the exact length to reach up to my bed lights. they add a really nice amount of light next to the truck when I hit unlock or open a door. They are just stuck to the bottom of the molding, near where the running boards mount.

     
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