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rear lights...(need better reverse lights)

Hey all,

I have a long driveway, and work keeps me out till about 1am and when I get home I have to back up to another vehicle, or if I am leaving(ecspecially during the winter after fresh snow) and its dark out I have a hard time seeing the edge of the driveway, or seeing how far the black vehicle behind me is.

I upgraded to the Taco from a GMC Canyon and that had a nice rear light when in reverse. The Taco seems to only have the lights on the brakes.

Anybody have a good solution for setting up more lighting when in reverse??

Even if I have to mount something on the back of the cab and have a separate toggle for it(which would be nice actually if I can tap into the bat and have it run when the truck is off...)

Thoughts? Anyone do this already? I looked through the DIY thread and didn't see it...
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Hey all,

I have a long driveway, and work keeps me out till about 1am and when I get home I have to back up to another vehicle, or if I am leaving(ecspecially during the winter after fresh snow) and its dark out I have a hard time seeing the edge of the driveway, or seeing how far the black vehicle behind me is.

I upgraded to the Taco from a GMC Canyon and that had a nice rear light when in reverse. The Taco seems to only have the lights on the brakes.

Anybody have a good solution for setting up more lighting when in reverse??

Even if I have to mount something on the back of the cab and have a separate toggle for it(which would be nice actually if I can tap into the bat and have it run when the truck is off...)

Thoughts? Anyone do this already? I looked through the DIY thread and didn't see it...
Here you go, works great, I did it. http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tacoma/85760-back-up-bulbs/
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Here is a simple solution that I came across:

More info on this can be found here: http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=186029&highlight=light+buster





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Thanks! I'll look into both of those options more when I get into work tonight.

I am not setup for towing yet(already over budget when signing the paperwork and could not bring myself to pay another 7 or 8 hundred for something I don't ever use.)
heh I was just trying to post up the same thing 2 tacomas did, but TN timed out during my reply.... I'm planning on getting one myself sometime since it's cheap, bright, and no wiring to deal with! :D
^ the only thing i dont like about that plug in light is that i haven't seen any modification that we can add that will make it theft proof. and if taking it off/on is the theft proof solution, then that makes it a bit inconvenient. some people have posted their reverse lights on here. i like the slimmer lights, they're more subtle :naughty:
^ the only thing i dont like about that plug in light is that i haven't seen any modification that we can add that will make it theft proof. and if taking it off/on is the theft proof solution, then that makes it a bit inconvenient. some people have posted their reverse lights on here. i like the slimmer lights, they're more subtle :naughty:
yeah, I know.... But it's cheap and doesn't require any wiring. I would wire some up under the bumper, but I've scraped the hitch and tore my 7-pin off so under the bumper isn't really an option either.

I'm more concerned with it falling out rather than being stolen.
I replaced my backup light bulbs with 886 fog light bulbs works pretty good. Here's a write up of PB's.

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/t93076.html
I replaced my backup light bulbs with 886 fog light bulbs works pretty good. Here's a write up of PB's.

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/t93076.html

I know reverse lights aren't normally on very long, but those don't produce too much heat do they?

Edit:
I see Pb said they don't get too hot, but that was after 2 weeks. Kinda curious about longer term.
That light is a few bucks cheaper here:

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=96066

And I have one of these stores local to me here in Santa Rosa.
That light is a few bucks cheaper here:

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=96066

And I have one of these stores local to me here in Santa Rosa.
yeah that's the cheapest place I could find it too after some searching. They used to go for less, but maybe it's popular now so price has gone up. :dunno: I figure it'll still be cheaper for me at Cabellas or other local store. Tax is probably less than anything more than free shipping! :lol: Even eBay had them for around $30 with shipping. No more sales or deals on them I guess! :sosad:
yeah that's the cheapest place I could find it too after some searching. They used to go for less, but maybe it's popular now so price has gone up. :dunno: I figure it'll still be cheaper for me at Cabellas or other local store. Tax is probably less than anything more than free shipping! :lol: Even eBay had them for around $30 with shipping. No more sales or deals on them I guess! :sosad:
Yeah, isn't that ALWAYS the way! We flap our gums here and advertise the product, then they go and raise the price because people are buying it! Sheeeesh, they should PAY US for the advertising! :lol:
That light is a few bucks cheaper here:

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=96066

And I have one of these stores local to me here in Santa Rosa.
nice to see someone else from santa rosa. :cool:

i'm gonna pick up a pack of 886 bulbs and try it on the camry. i'll stick a set in the taco if it turns out successful.
Yeah, isn't that ALWAYS the way! We flap our gums here and advertise the product, then they go and raise the price because people are buying it! Sheeeesh, they should PAY US for the advertising! :lol:
tell me about it! Or a couple free ones for "advertising expenses" :lol:
nice to see someone else from santa rosa. :cool:

i'm gonna pick up a pack of 886 bulbs and try it on the camry. i'll stick a set in the taco if it turns out successful.
Yeah there's a FEW of us from the west coast on here! :lol: I think I'm gonna look at Wally World in Rohnert Park tomorrow and see if they have one, if they do it would be a few bucks less than Harbor Freight. If they don't have it I'll head over to HF and see what they have. I was thinking about the bulb replacement route too but I'm afraid of melting the lens in the rear. Since I work at an auto repair shop, I just might get a white halogen sealed beam and mount it to the bottom of the bumper and the wire into the 7 pin connector myself.

To be truthful though, I'll probably go the lazy man route and buy the Light Buster!:lol:
tell me about it! Or a couple free ones for "advertising expenses" :lol:
Hell, I'd settled for a 50% off coupon! :lol:
yeah that's the cheapest place I could find it too after some searching. They used to go for less, but maybe it's popular now so price has gone up. :dunno: I figure it'll still be cheaper for me at Cabellas or other local store. Tax is probably less than anything more than free shipping! :lol: Even eBay had them for around $30 with shipping. No more sales or deals on them I guess! :sosad:
Check out your local Advance Auto Parts (if you have one around you). I was in there the other day and saw that they had them for $18. I'm not sure if that was a sale price or not, but either way that's a good deal. I've had mine for almost 1 year now and it has held up great...I just leave it in the hitch (unless I am towing something).
Check out your local Advanced Auto Parts (if you have one around you). I was in there the other day and saw that they had them for $18. I'm not sure of that was a sale price or not, but either way that's a good deal. I've had mine for almost 1 year now and it has held up great...I just leave it in the hitch (unless I am towing something).
Nope, nothing on the West Coast......Ah well, HF isn't too bad price wise.
Check out your local Advance Auto Parts (if you have one around you). I was in there the other day and saw that they had them for $18. I'm not sure if that was a sale price or not, but either way that's a good deal. I've had mine for almost 1 year now and it has held up great...I just leave it in the hitch (unless I am towing something).
Thanks! I never go into advance so I would've missed it. Autozone seems to have a better warranty and more often the parts I need.
According to the manufacturer's website:

http://mototrixonline.com/Buy_In_Stores.php

You can get it at a bunch of places.
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