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post #1 of 26 Old 12-12-2013, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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How did you mount your extra reverse lights?

I bought a pair of LEDs to add light to the rear mainly for backing up. I'm going to wire it through one of the Upfitter switches. For those of you who have added them, where and how did you mount? I'm aware the bumper has a single hole on each end but the lights I have have individual brackets requiring two holes. I'm thinking maybe get a piece of rectangular steel to mount the light to and use some super heavy duty tie wraps to secure it to the hitch frame.

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How did you mount your extra reverse lights?-backup_lights_on-1.jpg

I attached mine to my hitch and wired to reverse and upfitter switch

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Did you drill into the hitch?

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Some ppl make brackets or drill directly into the shackles... I just ordered up some led bars and will probably make brackets that come off the hitch but behind the bumper so I can still run into shiz lol I'll post pics when I get them mounted


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I've got a pair in my headache rack

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i did drill the hitch

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Mount mine on the trucks to the side of the hitch run a wire from the back-up light in the taillight too the lights.They only need to work when backing up so its automatic plus the headache racks have lights that run off a uplifter and come on with fuelpump for jockey tanks

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I was thinking about hooking up a pair of diodes to run the lights from the backup or the upfitters. I'd rather not have back feeding on either the truck or extra lights

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I have 2 spots mounted on each side of the license plate pointing slightly away from each other. Wired into the reverse. It works great.

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After Xmas, I'm gonna ordered me some lights....I'm gonna try and mount them under the truck, so they can't be seen but still put out decent extra lighting....I saw someone mounted a set to the shocks...can't seem to find the thread anymore though...
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