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Powered tail light converter

Discussion in 'Towing and Hauling' started by chillman88, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. chillman88

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    But why?

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    Why what?
     
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    Maybe b/c he’s a cheap bastard like me or maybe he a DIY lol. Could be a combo of both.

    I bought one them 4 plugs and spliced itninto my wiring in the rear log ago on my Tacoma. Worked great and it was only $10 vs $75.


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    Used something like that on one or our Chrysler minivans. I was warned that patching directly into the tail/stop lights could potentially pull to much juice thru the computer and mess it up. I don't know from personal experience, but I have some issues with Chrysler computers and went the safe way just to be safe. I am so fed up with everything having to go thru the computers on modern vehicles.
     
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    O yeah ?? Don’t we all! I like mechanical motors when it comes to diesels. The newer stuff is built like a computer - too complex for me and not to mention - too much $$$!


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    Because that's exactly what it's for lol! This would be for the 08 Escape that was given to me. I've had multiple times I wished my wife's car had a hitch for small stuff or to drag an empty car dolly from a buddy's house.

    But yes, I'm also a cheap bastard like @DieselDc lol
     
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    Ah..... pfft, you don't need lights....

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    I could always just run toggle switches in the cab.... lol!
     
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    Just hang yer arm out the winder.

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