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Old 10-03-2012, 09:57 PM   #21
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I just wired some up in mine. Ran a constant from the battery with an inline fuse, and up under the passenger side frame rail. I used some small wire loom just in case and zip tied it. The switch I used fit perfectly on the inside of the bed in a hole that was already there. Used grounds on the back of the truck behind the tai lights and ran the wires under the bed caps. Ill get some night shots here in a few.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:04 PM   #22
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They're not crazy bright but enough so that I can see just fine to swap out lures or anything outdoors I need. Probably one of my most use mods.. I used 2 18" LED strips an I may add one in my tool box. Hope some of this might help you guys!!
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They're not crazy bright but enough so that I can see just fine to swap out lures or anything outdoors I need. Probably one of my most use mods.. I used 2 18" LED strips an I may add one in my tool box. Hope some of this might help you guys!!
Im thinking about wiring it in to my toolbox
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I saw when I was searching people woul run like a 4 or 6 gauge wire from battery to their tool box and have a fuse box back there so they could run other things from back there and have a hot wire
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I saw when I was searching people woul run like a 4 or 6 gauge wire from battery to their tool box and have a fuse box back there so they could run other things from back there and have a hot wire
That's what im going to tie mine into. I have my compressors in my tool box with a 4 gauge wire run to the battery. Im just going to tap into that.
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I've thought about doing this too. I was just gonna tie into the 12v wire going to the 7-pin harness. Should be pretty easy. If what I've read/seen is correct then the black wire on the 7-pin is 12v and the white is ground.
I've been seeing that you jump the battery charge relay and it would make the orange wire hot all the time... If you pull a trailer with a battery just pop a fuse in there instead of the jumper....

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Seems like a easy mod to do for sure
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:05 PM   #28
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Not hard at all.. Took me maybe an hourish between start to beer to finish
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Got mine finished up last night. I used to the whole roll of lights. Might change it later where there arent any on the back against the cab. The lights are super bright and well worth it!
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Finished mine today. Used 2 strip lights. Got power straight from the battery hooked to a toggle in the back.
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