Yes,Retep wrote:Wow you really did paint your Boise springs...
adrenalnjunky wrote:Of course I would neeeeeever use it to get tailgaters to back off
In this case I would add a relay so that the wire for the lighting is not hot all the time and it can be activated by the negative terminal , requiring only one wire from the switch that is not hot.Pauleo wrote:... do I need a relay if I'm just running a light like HJ's??? ... I'm wanting a constant hot source....if I do need a relay, how would I wire it...??
Where did you find those 3 switches? Were they mounted in the bracket like that or did you customize it?
The utilities have the rear wiper and hatch switch mounted there.Yellow Hammer wrote:...The blank panel is already there in your truck as long as you have a CC. The standard cabs and extended cabs have the air bag shut-off switch in that spot...
Pauleo wrote:IF I could pull it off! A pic of that would be great!
Pauleo wrote:Cool! I think that's going to be my next mod! It would look good using round lights, but I'll bet that would be a PITA to cut! Unless I found some lights small enough to use a hole saw. Maybe that's an idea!
I would use the green wire to activate a relay. Run a wire from from the accessory power stud in the electrical power distribution box (fuse box) under the hood to power the lights.Cajun wrote:...I would like the lights to come on when I shift into reverse and understand the green wire controls the factory back-ups, but where does the relay fit into the process? Do I need a separate power source from the green wire? If so do I go back to the battery or the the fuse block under the hood?
HenryJ wrote:Tractor supply rubber housing lights with a integrated bulb reflector.
Less than $10 each. You choose flood or spot.
f9k9 wrote:Nifty "inside the Bumper" lights
Cajun wrote:f9k9 wrote:Nifty "inside the Bumper" lights
I think thees might be the back-up lights that you are remembering
These have been installed almost one year with no trouble. The lights themselves are cheap Walmart driving lights that are pretty well sealed. I think the key is to mount the relay under the hood and out of the weather and winter road salt. I actually have two sets of relays connected to these lights, one activated by the stock back-up light circuit that is energized by shifting into reverse and another activated by a dash switch. the later I used for extra light camping and tail gaters.
Cutting the holes are easier than you might think. I first made a card board template of the rectangular hole with 1" radiused corners with punch marks in the center of the four radiuses. Tape the template in place on the bumper and using a punch mark the center of the 1" holes. Next using a good quality 1" hole saw made to cut steel drill the four corners, then using a steel blade in a jig saw cut out the remaining steel between the four 1" hole. Finish the edges with a file , paint the freshly cut steel edges and finish with a piece of split vac. hose.
Let me know if you have any further questions.
Danimal_ZR wrote:...i got a hole saw and here ya are.. I went with the glass sealed beam lights because i have had the plastic ones on my log trucks and they seem to scratch much to easy and not as bright... these seem to be much better than the cheaper ones i had before.. the put out a brighter white light than the others.. Much more defined.. My only tip would be (with any color you use) spring for the glass sealed beams instead of the plastic, you will be much happier... If any one wants the part #'s i will get them today.... The rubber gromets and sealed beam lights are " GROTE " brand.
Gromet PN# 91740
You have 2 choices for blubs...Bulb # 4411 Par 36 3,000 C.P. 12.8V. - 2.93 AMP Or
Bulb # H7606 Par 36 1,000 C.P .12.8V. - 2.93 AMP
I used a 4 1/4" hole saw.... But i did have to use a die grinder... You could use the next size up.. But i wanted to insure a tight fit...Grote website
BADs Crew wrote:What do you think about These
BADs Crew wrote:Here is a set for a Hummer
Oh, geez! Now you mean I have to practice what I preach?f9k9 wrote:...I know you are "overkill" on wiring to avoid fires and failure. Can you take the time to explain how you would wire this up?
HenryJ wrote:I checked today and there was a bin of them at NAPA (bulk item=cheaper) Retail was $14.77 , my cost $10.09
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