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Upfitter switch or Custom switches?

Ok guys my wife bought me the LED lights for the bed area. I'm also going to be installing more lights like something in the front where the front license plate area is. Anyway my question is should I use the actual upfitter switches or should I make a piece of aluminum and make my own and put the switches in that I want?

Also is there relays already in the truck or should I just get the relays for myself? I have wired enough stuff over the years I know that you can't just run power from the battery to a switch and back to the light without have problems. So is there any wiring behind the dash I can use or not?

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No one has an answer or opinion? LOL I would also like to let you know I have plastic sheets I can use anywhere from a thin to thick piece. They are flat pieces and they are black.

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The down side of the upfitter will be they are only powered with acc or running. Installed the upfitters myself after-the-fact. They are extremely easy to install. A harness exists to hook them into already. I like the factory look myself is why I went with them. I have a radar detector, GPS, fog light override and strobe lighting (fog and backup) on mine.

Not sure what relays you are referring to that currently exist...

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Use the upfitters. Its your best and easiest option. They are fused and the relays are already there.

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Id use the upfitter switches also. Its more of a stelth look instead of drilling a hole and installing a different switch.

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why wouldn't you just wire the radar detector to the purple key-on wire? just curious
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Ok where are you guys getting these Upfitter switches? I can find switches close to the factory ones and I would make it look factory....

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I would also like to know where you get them. Thanks guys!!

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Here are some kits on ebay:

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