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Unread 07-07-2006, 03:23 PM   #1
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So I decided to make use of the wires that went to my running boards.



Two of these on each side.

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Unread 07-07-2006, 03:42 PM   #2
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How much were the LEDs. Looks like they would make nice rock lights?
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$14.99 ea. I don't think they are quite bright enough for rock lights. Maybe after your eyes adjust to darkness..

Right now they just act like the dome light does when set to door. They even fade out when the truck is locked. I'm going to add a manual switched operation soon.
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Unread 07-07-2006, 05:09 PM   #4
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That's a cool little touch. I wonder if there is enough power with those running board wires for more powerful rock lights?
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I think for rock lights you'd want a switched higher gauge wire.
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Unread 07-07-2006, 05:49 PM   #6
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Joel, I'm wondering if they are water-proof. I know that you guys mainly off-road on the rocks or desert in California, Utah,... Here in Canada we mostly have muddy or "wet" off-road environment. A lot of mud-holes, water crossings. Are those lights going to handle those conditions?

By the way, they looks coooooool....
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Did anyone click the link?

http://www.boatersworld.com/product/196790588.htm

"This totally waterproof L.E.D light is great for flooding the deck with soft super bright light from beneath the gunwale. The low current consumption makes this the perfect light for in the cabin, locker or bilge."

Thanks, I'm happy with how they came out.
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Kewl touch. You keep pyling on the bling

You are definitely now the official King of Bling!!






I have been thinking about something like that eversince I got the sliders. Maybe one day.
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[quote=Joel]Did anyone click the link?

http://www.boatersworld.com/product/196790588.htm
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They must be just trying to build their post count.
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Cool mod. My SR5 did not come with lighted running boards. Is it pre-wired?

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Cool mod. My SR5 did not come with lighted running boards. Is it pre-wired?

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I have only seen limiteds pre-wired, all the SR5 and SEs I have seen didn't have the wie coming out of the body. Doesn't mean you can't wire it up yourself though.
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those would be handy mounted under the hood and also on the tailgate when it is raised up

Very nice Joel!
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How did you mount those? To the sliders?

Pics?

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They are ziptied to XREAS lines
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They are ziptied to XREAS lines

OOOOOOOhhhhhh. Zip Ties.

I was worried that you might have used double-sticky tape!!
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Default Wiring for LED lights

I was at the dealer yesterday, asking about the wiring for the running boards. There is a short "pig tail" connected between the running boards and the wiring harness inside.

The wiring harness MAY have the connector for the running board lights, in all models. The dealer did not know, and we could not tell from the info they had.

Maybe someone on this forum knows, or has the wiring diagrams for the SR5 and SE, that shows this connector. It will be in the wiring harness under the front seats.
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I was at the dealer yesterday, asking about the wiring for the running boards. There is a short "pig tail" connected between the running boards and the wiring harness inside.

The wiring harness MAY have the connector for the running board lights, in all models. The dealer did not know, and we could not tell from the info they had.

Maybe someone on this forum knows, or has the wiring diagrams for the SR5 and SE, that shows this connector. It will be in the wiring harness under the front seats.
All the SR5 and SE models I have looked at does not have the wiring for the running baord ligths. I have only seen it on LTDs. It is just a wire with connector coming out on body below the B pillar area next to the frame rail.
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Default Running board wiring

I understand that the LTD has the wiring, hanging under the vehicle. What I am saying is that the hanging wire is plugged into a connector in the main wiring harness, just after it enters the body.

If the connector on the main wiring harness exists on all models, then all we need to do is mount the lights, and run the wires to the same spot.

The question I have is: Do all models have the connector on the main wire harness, under the seat (not under the vehicle like the LTDs)?
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