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post #1 of 102 Old 11-06-2012, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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Cab light project

So, after seeing a few guys on here tackle the installation of their cab lights, I decided that I will do mine as well. I just won a brand new in box set of OEM lights with harness on Ebay for $52. My truck is getting studded right now, so as soon as I get it back I will plan this project. I'm going to be referring to your installation threads to help me out. Any tips???


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MEASURE MEASURE MEASURE!! Then measure again!

Start with the center, then work outwards, making sure to follow the curve of the front windshield.

The lights should be staggered, sweeping backwards from center.

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it's pretty easy after the first hole you drill


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Also, I forgot, use large washers inside the cab to give the light housing more surface area of the roof to clamp on to.

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MEASURE MEASURE MEASURE!! Then measure again!

Start with the center, then work outwards, making sure to follow the curve of the front windshield.

The lights should be staggered, sweeping backwards from center.
I've been reading that each light should be 5" from the weather stripping on the windshield to the center bulb hole. Is that around where yours are?


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it's pretty easy after the first hole you drill


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Holy crap!!! That's going to be the worst one I'm sure. Even though it will be under 50 I will probably still need a sweat towel.


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I've been reading that each light should be 5" from the weather stripping on the windshield to the center bulb hole. Is that around where yours are?
No, the measurement from the windshield strip to the front edge of the light is 3 9/16". Now to the holes might be 5", but I don't recall.


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You are very brave. I desperately want to add cab lights but I don't have the balls to do it. I've considered getting a quote to see how much it would cost me to have the dealer do it if I brought in all the parts.

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No, the measurement from the windshield strip to the front edge of the light is 3 9/16". Now to the holes might be 5", but I don't recall.

I will measure about 3,000,000 times I'm sure. Hopefully the kit will come with some sort of instructions with the factory measurements...


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You are very brave. I desperately want to add cab lights but I don't have the balls to do it. I've considered getting a quote to see how much it would cost me to have the dealer do it if I brought in all the parts.
It's not that bad really.

If you check all your measurements before you drill, you'll be fine.

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