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Pretty simple with a few bucks worth of connectors and some wire...Not sure why you'd need a "Kit"
You need to diode isolate the two circuits; the kit is pre-built with the correct components to do so.
 

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If you have this mod installed and use the remote to open the tailgate, the bed lights will not illuminate; effectively giving you the manual control you are looking for.
Want the bed lights on: open with tailgate handle.
Don't want bed lights on: open tailgate with remote.
 

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Pretty simple with a few bucks worth of connectors and some wire...Not sure why you'd need a "Kit"
You don't need the kit. It just has the parts, not sure if the person making the video is the one selling. Just make sure you get the right parts. I think the setup is pretty neat. I wished that Hyundai included a switch in the back or made it so the lights come on at night. I am going try to install this Tuesday.
 

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If I backtracked what is being done here correctly if you wire it without a diode the button in the car that used to trigger the lights will trigger the lights AND the bed release if you wire it without a diode. Might be useful and I cant really think of a time when I would want to trigger the lights from inside the truckar but not open the gate. I might go that route then literally you don't need anything special
 

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I installed the mod today. Took 10 minutes and works just like the video. I had to cut back the top wire cluster sheath a little bit to get enough access to the wire to tap it. The kit's wire taps are big, not sure if they make them smaller but dang that would have been better.

The bottom wire cluster was pain to remove. There is a small tab on top of it that you have t press while pulling, but it was tight. Not sure if the video was a different trim, but I have a limited and the space in there was much tighter than what the video shows. Anyway it worked and works as expected. It basically turns the tailgate button into a light control. This will be much better when loading groceries or what not at night.
 

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Has anyone reverse engineered to find out what diode is needed and which direction current through the diode? It looks like about a dollars worth of parts. There is a second kit on ebay for half the price, but does not have any description.
 

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I am assuming the guy who is selling for half price reverse engineered it. ;)
 
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Old joke: TV repair bill is $75 for a few minutes work. (Well, I said it was an old joke!).
Customer complains, "All you did was turn one screw a little bit!"
TV Repairer, "Oh, that was free. The 75 bucks is for knowing which screw to turn!"
 
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Old joke: TV repair bill is $75 for a few minutes work. (Well, I said it was an old joke!).
Customer complains, "All you did was turn one screw a little bit!"
TV Repairer, "Oh, that was free. The 75 bucks is for knowing which screw to turn!"
You are so right. It really amazes me how many people think that someone's time, skill and knowledge has no value. I mean, c'mon: the guy took the time to figure it out, design a kit, build them, produce and post a video, make an eBay listing, process payments, and ship them. That, and it is only $20 people!

Value of a job:

A customer asked me how much it cost to do this job....
I answered him: $ 1500
He said: So expensive for this job?
I asked: How much do you think it would cost you?
He answers me: $ 800 maximum... That's a pretty simple job right? !"
  • For $ 800 I invite you to do it yourself.
  • But.... I don't know how to.
  • For $800 I'll teach you how to. So besides saving you $700, you'll get the knowledge for the next time you want
  • It seemed right to him and he agreed.
  • But to get started: you need tools: A welder, grinder, chop saw, drill press, welding hood, gloves etc...
  • But I don't have all these equipment and I can't buy all of these for one job.
  • Well then for another $300 more I'll rent my stuff to you so you can do it.
  • Okay, he says.
  • Okay! Tuesday I'm waiting for you to start doing this work
  • But I can't on Tuesday I only have time today.
  • I'm sorry, but I'm only available Tuesday to teach you and lend you my stuff. Other days are busy with other customers.
  • Okay! That means I'm going to have to sacrifice my Tuesday, give up my tasks.
  • I forgot. To do your job yourself, you also have to pay for the non-productive factors.
  • That is? What is this?"
  • Bureaucratic, tax, vat, security, insurance, fuel etc.
  • Oh no!... But to accomplish these tasks, I'm going to spend more money and waste a lot of time!
  • Do you have them? You can do it to me before?"
  • Okay!
  • I'll make you all the material you need. Truck loading is done Monday evening or Tuesday morning you'll have to come by 6 loading the truck. Don't forget to be on time to avoid traffic jams and be on time.
  • At 6??? Nope! Too early for me! I used to getting up later.
  • You know, I've been thinking. Y'all would be better at getting the job done. I'd rather pay you the $1500. If I had to, it wouldn't be perfect and it would cost me a lot more.
When you pay for a job, especially handcrafted, you pay not only for the material used, but also:
  • Knowledge
  • Experience
  • Study
  • Tools
  • Services
  • Time to go
  • Punctuality
  • Accountability
  • Professionalism
  • Accuracy
  • Guarantees
  • Patents
  • Sacrifices
  • Safety and security
  • Payment of tax obligations
No one can denigrate other people's work by judging prices.
Only by knowing all the elements necessary for the production of certain work can you estimate the actual cost.
 

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You are so right. It really amazes me how many people think that someone's time, skill and knowledge has no value. I mean, c'mon: the guy took the time to figure it out, design a kit, build them, produce and post a video, make an eBay listing, process payments, and ship them. That, and it is only $20 people!

Value of a job:

A customer asked me how much it cost to do this job....
I answered him: $ 1500
He said: So expensive for this job?
I asked: How much do you think it would cost you?
He answers me: $ 800 maximum... That's a pretty simple job right? !"
  • For $ 800 I invite you to do it yourself.
  • But.... I don't know how to.
  • For $800 I'll teach you how to. So besides saving you $700, you'll get the knowledge for the next time you want
  • It seemed right to him and he agreed.
  • But to get started: you need tools: A welder, grinder, chop saw, drill press, welding hood, gloves etc...
  • But I don't have all these equipment and I can't buy all of these for one job.
  • Well then for another $300 more I'll rent my stuff to you so you can do it.
  • Okay, he says.
  • Okay! Tuesday I'm waiting for you to start doing this work
  • But I can't on Tuesday I only have time today.
  • I'm sorry, but I'm only available Tuesday to teach you and lend you my stuff. Other days are busy with other customers.
  • Okay! That means I'm going to have to sacrifice my Tuesday, give up my tasks.
  • I forgot. To do your job yourself, you also have to pay for the non-productive factors.
  • That is? What is this?"
  • Bureaucratic, tax, vat, security, insurance, fuel etc.
  • Oh no!... But to accomplish these tasks, I'm going to spend more money and waste a lot of time!
  • Do you have them? You can do it to me before?"
  • Okay!
  • I'll make you all the material you need. Truck loading is done Monday evening or Tuesday morning you'll have to come by 6 loading the truck. Don't forget to be on time to avoid traffic jams and be on time.
  • At 6??? Nope! Too early for me! I used to getting up later.
  • You know, I've been thinking. Y'all would be better at getting the job done. I'd rather pay you the $1500. If I had to, it wouldn't be perfect and it would cost me a lot more.
When you pay for a job, especially handcrafted, you pay not only for the material used, but also:
  • Knowledge
  • Experience
  • Study
  • Tools
  • Services
  • Time to go
  • Punctuality
  • Accountability
  • Professionalism
  • Accuracy
  • Guarantees
  • Patents
  • Sacrifices
  • Safety and security
  • Payment of tax obligations
No one can denigrate other people's work by judging prices.
Only by knowing all the elements necessary for the production of certain work can you estimate the actual cost.
soldering a diode between two wires is not rocket science.
 

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soldering a diode between two wires is not rocket science.
Having the experience and skill to identify circuits and direction of current flow for the diode takes test equipment and proper knowledge. If you had the experience, skill, knowledge and equipment, you wouldn't be asking if "anyone has reverse engineered to find out what diode is needed and which direction current through the diode".
 
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Having the experience and skill to identify circuits and direction of current flow for the diode takes test equipment and proper knowledge. If you had the experience, skill, knowledge and equipment, you wouldn't be asking if "anyone has reverse engineered to find out what diode is needed and which direction current through the diode".
jObviously someone is bored. There are two mounting points, solder in the diode. Plug it in, if it works it is the right way. If it doesn't reverse the connections. Solved. I will let you know how it works out.
 

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jObviously someone is bored. There are two mounting points, solder in the diode. Plug it in, if it works it is the right way. If it doesn't reverse the connections. Solved. I will let you know how it works out.
Be sure to at least thank the gentleman who actually identified the wires for you. 🤣
 

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This post went sideways fast :D If you can figure it out the parts probably aren't that much. For me getting the kit made it simple to install. Not endorsing the kit, I have not connection to this at all, just came across it on Youtube. But if you like it, get the kit otherwise try to work it out yourself and educate the community here to what you did.

For the mod, it works great and has been fantastic for me.
 
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