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Old 12-14-2013, 12:29 PM
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Clearence lights wiring harness problem. I think I got taken!!

So my clearence lights were put in by a blind monkey, and on top of that they were recon and have cracked and begun to leak. I found a set of factory lights and wiring harness from Heller Ford in IL for 122.00. Great price right since my dealer was going to charge me 25 per light and then 115 for the harness. So I stripped the interior and the lights now are powered from behind the light switch. I want to take out that mess and put in the factory harness to insure reliability. The problem is the harness they sent me has only two wires and they feed the clearence lights. The one it is supposed to replace has 5 wires and they feed the visor lights, interior lights, and the rear interior lights. It's a CC sunroof truck. The only solution that I have is to now pull the entire headliner and take the new one and add it to the factory one. They will both have to be removed and re- loomed together. Does anyone have a better idea, or has had this issue?
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Old 12-14-2013, 12:48 PM
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Would this harness normally be separate from the other one I discussed that've rates the visors, and interiors?
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I thought the harness plug for cab lights was behind the passenger side kick panel?
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Old 12-14-2013, 01:00 PM
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It is but it is full of wires. It was my impression that the plug was only there for the clearance lights. It has all the interior lights going through it. I'm going to take the plug pins out and insert the brow one into the existing plug. I guess I'm going to have to tap the blac wire in. It will work but is that the way they came from the factory?
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pictures would really help if you could get any...there should only be two wires that go to a blank plug on the passenger side for the cab lights with a brown (power) and a black (ground) wire going to it.

Edit....I take it by "interior lights" you're talking about the lights in the overhead console?
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Ok, just re-read your first post. Didn't see it was a CC sunroof truck. So to answer your question, YES to do this factory -style, you'll have to loom the harnesses together. Where the plug is behind the pass-side kick panel, there should be a pair of blank holes. The corresponding plug from the body will have the brown/black wires going to these holes. So all you have to do is take apart the connector and put your brown/black wires into the connector where they'll meet up with the ones from the body, then run your harness up the a-pillar and across to your lights

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It is but it is full of wires. It was my impression that the plug was only there for the clearance lights. It has all the interior lights going through it. I'm going to take the plug pins out and insert the brow one into the existing plug. I guess I'm going to have to tap the blac wire in. It will work but is that the way they came from the factory?
For vehicles that don't have the overhead console/vanity lights, yes the plug is only there for the clearance lights. For vehicles that DO have the overhead console/vanity lights, you have to do just that That is the way they came from the factory
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:17 PM
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I'm gonna try to just zip tie the new one to the old one. That way I don't have to remove the entire headliner. By the way anyone know how the headliner comes out the truck? Through the back window, or the doors?
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