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A few weeks ago I decided to ad some backup lights to my Tacoma using the rubber housing tractor lights mounted on each side of my hitch. These are very flexible and bright too! They are 35 Wat and light up the area behind me like daylight. Great for backing up or just for use around the camp, hunting fishing and so on.These are wired with a relay and I can use them without the key on. I never hooked them up to the backup light switch, just a separate switch on my council. The light mounted on my tool box is a K&C Halogen 55 watt and lights up the back and bed area. It is also on a separate switch and works great. Thanks to all who helped me with the mounting and weiring.Mike

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Looks good! Do you have any better shots of the lower lights and how you mounted them? I've got some tractor lights mounted on my bed bar but they don't light behind the tailgate too well. I'm trying to mount some just below my bumper but can't find a good spot for them.
 

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Interex said:
Looks good! Do you have any better shots of the lower lights and how you mounted them? I've got some tractor lights mounted on my bed bar but they don't light behind the tailgate too well. I'm trying to mount some just below my bumper but can't find a good spot for them.
I'll take a up cose picture shortly of the way I mounted them. Some people think it's a bad spot but I have been in some really bad places with these lights and haven't hurt them yet. Also talked to two oil well tenders who put there Tacoma's through hell and they have there's mounted the same place and they have been there for several years. They spend every day 7 days a week off road and only replaced one bulb that broke on a stump.Mike
 

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Interex said:
You suck a teh interweb.
no no, its more like this...
 

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Interex said:
Looks good! Do you have any better shots of the lower lights and how you mounted them? I've got some tractor lights mounted on my bed bar but they don't light behind the tailgate too well. I'm trying to mount some just below my bumper but can't find a good spot for them.
Keep in mind that these are mounted on my 01 Tacoma, it may be different on your truck:

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how do you keep the lights and antenna from not hitting the car without damaging them when opening your toolbox? do you have enough room to reach in there and get whatever you need?
 

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how do you keep the lights and antenna from not hitting the car without damaging them when opening your toolbox? do you have enough room to reach in there and get whatever you need?
The light doesn't effect it all and the antenna just lays against the top of the truck when I open the tool box. The lid is almost completely open and I can get at anything in there including chain saw, large box of wrenches, shovels, axes and so on with no problems at all. Also hooked the wire for the light up so that I can just unplug it when I want to take off the box. The antenna is another easy thing to disconnect when needed. I'll take a picture of it open today to show you what I mean.
Here you go.The antenna is about 1/4" off top of truck when the lid is open and the back of the lid is about 3/4" from the cab.The lid is all the way open.Mike
 

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I have the stock rear bumper and i was thinking about cutting holes in it and mounting some back up lights. has anyone done a write up on something like this. if not i guess ill just try it.
 

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I have the stock rear bumper and i was thinking about cutting holes in it and mounting some back up lights. has anyone done a write up on something like this. if not i guess ill just try it.
There are many write ups about placing the backup lights in the bumper as well as fog lights done that way in front. Just do a search on here and other sites and you will find all kinds of "how to info". Just type in Backup lights or mounting backup lights. Mike
 
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