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post #1 of 13 Old 01-07-2012, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Backup Lights

Besides put in a rear camera, what did you do to your Ex to shine brighter when backing up at night?
JCWhitney sell the lights that hook to the receiver from JCWhitney, is it good?

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I found this thread a while back and saved it, it might give you some ideas. It includes the wiring/relay information to help you out also. It is a long thread, but there is a different options you could go with. Hope this helps.

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couldnt you just wire driving lights right into your factory back up lights under the truck.

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I had the White Knight unit on my truck and it goes around the receiver and let me tell you if you change out ball mounts a lot and even just tow a lot they are a pain in the a$$. I just got some small rectangular halogen lights and some self tapping screws and mounted them to the bottom of the trailer hitch.
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The wiring diagram/relay set up is to put them on an upfitter type switch. I wouldn't want them coming on all the time when I put it in reverse. I also would want the option of just putting them on if I wanted to, for extra light. I wanted to have the flexibility of using them whenever I wanted.

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I put a rigid industries "dually" LED light and it works awesome!

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I just used the largest zip ties I could find and secured them to the hitch, grounded them at the back of the truck and ran 1 wire up to my upfitter 1.



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I just used the largest zip ties I could find and secured them to the hitch, grounded them at the back of the truck and ran 1 wire up to my upfitter 1.

How did you attach the wire to the truck backp lights? Did you have to use a relay and diodes? What about how did you guy going about install an independent switch to turn on/off at will how did you run the wire up the to driver cabin?

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Mine are strictly on off with a switch, they are not connected to the trucks lights at all. I went down the drivers frame rail, then up through a grommet in the firewall to upfitter #1.


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I found this thread a while back and saved it, it might give you some ideas. It includes the wiring/relay information to help you out also. It is a long thread, but there is a different options you could go with. Hope this helps.
Do you have the link? Thanks.

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