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Old 03-11-2013, 05:02 PM   #2071
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The LED lights can be tapped into the side marker lights. They draw very low power. When I power them up on my 12v regulated power supply, the Amp gauge barely even moves. If you want them fired up, then turn your headlight dial to running lights. If you want to get more creative, you can run a switch to your dash to control them manually.
If I wanted to run the DRLs independently of the lights, and just have them on all the time the truck is on, couldn't I just use an Add-A-Fuse and run power from an existing switched 12V circuit in the engine compartment's fuse panel? That way they would come on when the key is in the accessory position and turn off when I shut off the truck.

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If I wanted to run the DRLs independently of the lights, and just have them on all the time the truck is on, couldn't I just use an Add-A-Fuse and run power from an existing switched 12V circuit in the engine compartment's fuse panel? That way they would come on when the key is in the accessory position and turn off when I shut off the truck.

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It's much simpler to use a scotch-lok connector and tie into the parking lamp circuit if you don't want to run a new switch, IMO; but your suggestion would work electrically and you wouldn't have to splice the factory harness. It just depends on how much control you want to have over when the lights are on and off.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:18 PM   #2074
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That's great cjcnomor4. Thanxs for posting.
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It's much simpler to use a scotch-lok connector and tie into the parking lamp circuit if you don't want to run a new switch, IMO; but your suggestion would work electrically and you wouldn't have to splice the factory harness. It just depends on how much control you want to have over when the lights are on and off.
I like your idea, but then I'd have to leave my parking lights on all the time too, right? Or is there a wire on that circuit that is always hot?
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I like your idea, but then I'd have to leave my parking lights on all the time too, right? Or is there a wire on that circuit that is always hot?
When I turn the headlight switch passed the parking light setting to headlight setting the parking/corner lights stay on...is that not how your lights function?

Maybe I missed it in another one of your posts; but when are you wanting your LEDs to be on and when are you wanting them to be off?

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Man my truck looks mean with the bilinvics and the full race intercooler makes for a good combo
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Not gonna lie, that is one-big-*** intercooler.
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Not gonna lie, that is one-big-*** intercooler.
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I like your idea, but then I'd have to leave my parking lights on all the time too, right? Or is there a wire on that circuit that is always hot?
Yes, that could work. I don't know which fuse is hot when the key is turned, but that would be easy to figure out looking at the owners manual diagram of the fuses and what they are meant for.

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