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Old 01-25-2020, 05:05 PM #16
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Why would you want to wire them to a switch? They should be wired to your running lights.
So people can turn them off when they see a real Raptor
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I donít run any lit front lighting during the day. I additionally wouldnít want these raptor lights running all day as well. Hence the reason for wanting it wired to a button.
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Which is fine, but what's the reason for not having them wired to the running lights? The whole point of them is to have them on when the other running lights are on to signify that the vehicle is over the standard width.
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Which is fine, but what's the reason for not having them wired to the running lights? The whole point of them is to have them on when the other running lights are on to signify that the vehicle is over the standard width.
No, that's the point of having them on a Raptor. The point of having them on a 4Runner is completely aesthetic.

Now tell me why I shouldn't have a switch on them again.
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Itís personal preference man, why canít that be enough of a reason?

Huge thanks to nimby, with the information posted in this thread and some separate PMs, I got everything installed yesterday.

Tested it twice outside the car and then cleaned up the wiring for a final install.
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When I had my Tacoma with the led light bar I did the same thing with the switch but Iím want to add the raptor lights to my Pro. It is nice to be able to turn them off and on. Watching running4tacos video they have the wires going right into the fuse box in the engine and stay on with there lights are on. Are most guys running the raptor lights that way?
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When I had my Tacoma with the led light bar I did the same thing with the switch but Iím want to add the raptor lights to my Pro. It is nice to be able to turn them off and on. Watching running4tacos video they have the wires going right into the fuse box in the engine and stay on with there lights are on. Are most guys running the raptor lights that way?
based off some of the posts in this thread, it seems illogical to wire them to a button haha.


i ordered a 3 light and 4 light kit from overland depot, both of them are powered via an add-a-fuse line and stay on the entire time the truck has power
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based off some of the posts in this thread, it seems illogical to wire them to a button haha.


i ordered a 3 light and 4 light kit from overland depot, both of them are powered via an add-a-fuse line and stay on the entire time the truck has power
Any reason you chose to purchase them from overland depot. Just curious if they are all the same quality.
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Glad this worked out for you. I used a switch from Air On Board and they kind of give you a basic schematic (which I found helpful) to do the wiring to the switch correctly. And sure, do I have them on all the time? More often then not, but I like having the option to turn them off since I dont always run them with the lights on and vice versa.

This isn't helpful now, but if anyone wants circular shaped LEDs and feels decently confident in basic wiring, the ones from superbrightleds work great. Rock Creek Overland has a write-up, so just navigating the wiring harness to the switch and pushing through the firewall are the hardest parts.
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Any reason you chose to purchase them from overland depot. Just curious if they are all the same quality.
i just saw them advertised somewhere and it was during black friday sales. looking on ebay, they tend to be mostly the same with kits found on there

to be honest: the quality on the 4 bar setup was pretty good. the only thing I did was add some electrical "liquid tape" to where the wiring went into the back of each light. this helped 100% seal them up from the elements which I believe should have been done from the factory.
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Glad it all worked out BadClown.

This was my first experience adding a switch to existing lights (as I'm an electrical retard) and it all worked out. So now have confidence I can tackle something else electrical in the future if i need to.

Might add an amp and a sub one day.
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