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How to: Retrofit 2017 Raptor third tail onto 2015-2017 F150

 
Old 04-06-2019, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by DyLivn View Post
whatcha thinkin?
That this has already been worked out.
There are multiple places to tie into, but involve splicing/soldering, which I steer away from. There are 2 locations at the BCM, however you have to get creative unless you dont care how it looks. I now offer this circuit as an upgrade on my conversion headlight harness....soon there will be just this circuit offered in a PnP design. Even PnP Raptor running light solutions....sorry I just havent been on here much these days. I may become a vendor.

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Old 04-06-2019, 12:24 PM
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This is my current Raptor 3rd brake light. DC Customs tinted it for me as I hate the Alteeza clear look.
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These trucks are super easy to take apart and put back together and for me its always easier to chase an OEM solution rather than splicing or soldering sooo I depinned the 3 pin connector and repinned a correct 4 pin connector. This is inside the cab.working on the truck's harness. The Raptor light already has the correct 4 pin connector so this was the only real work that needed to be done.





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Old 04-06-2019, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by 2016BoostedGreyGoose View Post
That this has already been worked out.
There are multiple places to tie into, but involve splicing/soldering, which I steer away from. There are 2 locations at the BCM, however you have to get creative unless you dont care how it looks. I now offer this circuit as an upgrade on my conversion headlight harness....soon there will be just this circuit offered in a PnP design. Even PnP Raptor running light solutions....sorry I just havent been on here much these days. I may become a vendor.
It may have been worked out but nobody has posted how they do it in detail, Iíve been asking in multiple threads for weeks, LOL. Youíre much smarter than I cause instill donít understand whatís going on in your pictures.

I was planning to run the wire to a fuse at the BCM. Found a video on the YouTubes where a guy used one of the small fuse tap clips on the fuse so it allows you to get the cover back on the fuse box.

Are you saying I could buy something from you that would make it plug and play? If so please please message me so I can send you some money ASAP.
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Originally Posted by DyLivn View Post
It may have been worked out but nobody has posted how they do it in detail, Iíve been asking in multiple threads for weeks, LOL. Youíre much smarter than I cause instill donít understand whatís going on in your pictures.

I was planning to run the wire to a fuse at the BCM. Found a video on the YouTubes where a guy used one of the small fuse tap clips on the fuse so it allows you to get the cover back on the fuse box.

Are you saying I could buy something from you that would make it plug and play? If so please please message me so I can send you some money ASAP.
I am also interested if there is a P&P solution available!
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Ok, so what I am saying is that atm I have been sending out halogen to led conversion harnesses with this wire already built into the harness. On my desk are my plans to offer ONLY this wire (circuit) for those that already have headlight conversion harnesses or already have a truck that came with led headlights and wouldnt need the whole harness. Once I am caught up on back orders (no I am not advertising here) I will finalize the single wire solution for all cab configurations. What I did in my own truck, since I have the tools I need, was togo directly to the BCM, remove the pin associated with the park light circuit, CLS05, cut the pin off and then crimp on a new pin with the factory wire and the wire I added to the 3rd brake light. Doing so allowed me to wrap everything up and it 100% undetected....routed exactly as it is in the Raptor. Now I understand this method isnt for everyone, but it is the best. With this said I am working on another solution to make this connection easier for those that dont want to or have the means to do what I did. I could get long winded with this and put everyone to sleep as there are many MANY ways of deriving power for the DRL connection required for the 3rd brake light but I dont want to bore anyone....seriously. I know that I tend to over engineer or otherwise complicate things but I enjoy wiring. So with this said I will assist any DIY's by answering questions if I can. I am not trying to sell anything on the forum.
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Old 04-07-2019, 05:45 PM
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I got a wire run up to the fuse box in the passenger floorboard. I was hoping there would be a fuse I could tap into but doesn’t look like that’s possible if I want the running lights on the brake light to only come on when the headlights are on.

Is my only option going to be having the running lights on 24/7 with a switched power fuse?
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