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Added Auxiliary Back up LED lights

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by LKN4Runner, Dec 15, 2020.

  1. Dec 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM
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    LKN4Runner

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    Although I have very bright reverse lights, I wanted to have more visibility and a wider area illuminated on my 2016 4Runner. I did my research and found some great, inexpensive LED Niglight Spot lights for under $20 on Amazon and attached them to my trailer hitch using a tow hitch bracket (also found on Amazon). Actually, due to welds on the OEM trailer hitch on my 4Runner, the tow hitch bracket would not fit so I had to purchase a hitch extension.

    I wired these lights to a 7-pin trailer adapter so they would light up when the 4Runner was put in reverse. All I can say is WOW!!! I love the look and the results.

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    Nilight Spot Lights https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G620ZVU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Nilight Mounting Trailer Hitch Bracket: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082W6XBYM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



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  2. Dec 15, 2020 at 11:12 AM
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    canadian.bacon

    canadian.bacon H9 halogen is the best led bulb

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    i was looking at the same lights for my rear side on the roof rack.
    how do you like the light output ?
     
  3. Dec 15, 2020 at 11:15 AM
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    LKN4Runner

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    The output is very bright and covers a significant area. I have an LED light made by the same company that I installed on my Bull Bar and have been very pleased. I definitely recommend.
     
  4. Dec 15, 2020 at 12:12 PM
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    looks great well done i am looking into doing the same thing did you have to buy a wiring harness as well
     
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  5. Dec 15, 2020 at 3:25 PM
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    Hello Te,

    This wiring configuration only required that I have an additional 24" - 30" of 16 gauge wire: one red and one black. I connected the red and black wires from the lights to those wires and then connected the red and black wires to a 7-pin connector. The red wire to the center pin (reverse lights) and the black wire to the ground (you will have to look at the adapter to find out which pin is ground. Wiring only took about 10 -15 minutes.

    Now, if you are planning on wiring this to the battery and having a switch on the dash, then yes, you will need a wiring harness. :)

    Take care.

    Robert
     
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  6. Dec 15, 2020 at 3:27 PM
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    Slightly modded
    I put this in my cart in case he says yes lol.

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  7. Dec 15, 2020 at 3:30 PM
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    Actually, all you need is the 7-pin connector (see link below) and approximately 30" of 16 guage wire (one black and one red). Only these two wires will be connected to the 7-pin connector. Cost is under $10 for the connector and the 2 pieces of wire. :) Oh, one more item, for protection of the wires, is to encase them in a split wire tubing. Here again, you will only need about 24" and then insert the one end into the 7-pin connector and the other secure with electrical tape and then use a zip tie to secure to the hitch housing.



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  8. Dec 15, 2020 at 3:47 PM
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    edgesalon

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    Wow thanks guys :hattip:
     
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  9. Dec 15, 2020 at 3:50 PM
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    LKN4Runner

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    Anytime my friend!
     
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