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Rear Hatch/Tailgate lights - but on a 4th Gen... big PITA or... ? help please

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by GigemAgz95, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. Sep 12, 2019 at 1:56 PM
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    GigemAgz95

    GigemAgz95 [OP] New Member

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    KPMF stealth Tundra vinyl wrap. Interior Led mod. Fog light mod. Jensen JHD36A head unit. Blackout of chrome. Usb charger in blank... More to come..
    @Stew J just posted pics of his LED mod - which look great, but now I'm jealous and am having trouble finding some threads - or answers.

    His new 4R has Hatch/Tailgate lights on the inside of his hatch...and I am wanting something like that...but no - the 4thGen(2007) doesn't have anything.

    I was wanting to put like a Strip of RGB LED on the inside, below the window...and control colors, as needed from a simple remote, to tailgating - hunting - whatever...

    But - where can I pull power from ? and - can I pull Constant power? (Engine off)

    here is a pic of his lights..
    Any ideas on the hackability - and difficulty in such, is appreciated.

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  2. Sep 23, 2019 at 7:10 AM
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    GigemAgz95

    GigemAgz95 [OP] New Member

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    Anyone? NO one has a suggestion on getting lights to the tailgate hatch on a 4thGen ?
     
  3. Sep 23, 2019 at 7:21 AM
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    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Get off my lawn

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    You can get led’s and a switch from Amazon. Constant power will likely have to come from an add-a-fuse which can plug into your fuse panel under the driver side kick panel.
     
  4. Sep 26, 2019 at 8:25 AM
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    Twisted Bow

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    I haven't investigated into the wiring in my 2nd gen much but what about the existing wiring for the trailer hitch? I'm a little redneck and if I was doing it and it was found possible I'd convert a couple of the existing wires from the engine and add a dash switch for the inner lights then pull from the driving lights in the back to create an activation circuit for the hitch while driving lights are on. I always have my lights on though so it'd work for me, just a spitball I suppose. The extent of my electrical knowledge is also just small electronics repair lol... I also consider this 95 a beater though idk the state of your rig.
     

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