1985 Toyota Pickup tail light wiring

Tiny
CHOZENPPL
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  • 1985 TOYOTA PICKUP
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 47,000 MILES
Where can I get wiring schematics? I don't know which wire goes where.
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Thursday, June 19th, 2014 AT 7:33 PM

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Tiny
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Mechanics prefer paper service manuals, and nothing is better than those from the manufacturer. You can find them on eBay. I bought a lot of manuals from "lorieandjeff". I think they go by "blackhatauctions" now.

Don't waste your money on Haynes books for this. They do a good job of covering basics that would be of help for do-it-yourselfers, but they don't include wiring diagrams. Older Mitchell Manuals do have wiring diagrams but they can be rather hard to follow. You will find those on eBay too but you'll have to buy a pretty big book to get the part you need. Typically you'll be buying a huge book that covers numerous import brands and models for one or two years. These books originally cost repair shops $200.00 - 400.00 each, but now you can find them for less than 50 bucks. I sell them at the nation's second largest old car show in Wisconsin. The reason we like these is you can write notes, put book marks in the pages, and actually find stuff when you need it. Computer discs and online manuals can be real frustrating. Plus, with paper, you own it forever without having to keep on paying for subscriptions.

If you click on "Repair and Service" at the top of this page, there's a link to Mitchel1 for online service manuals. Another popular one is AllData. Those are both subscription services so you'll want to have enough use of them to make it pay.

For your wires you might consider going to a pick-your-own-parts salvage yard and look at a truck like yours.
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