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post #1 of 26 Old 02-10-2012, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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Well after i installed recon rear tail lights with led reverse lights my wife has not stopped complaining about the low light conditions when backing up at night.I have a set of 20 year old magna pro focus fog lights nib.I have found pre drilled holes on the tow hitch frame that will be perfect for mounting.I want to hook them up to one of my outfitter switch`s. Any suggestions on how to extend the length of the wires, best place to run the wires, entry point into the cab and finally hooking up to the switch.This is going to be my weekend project.Thanks in advance for the help.
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I have some round tractor lights hooked up the same way you are describing.

Run a hot wire from the lights along the drivers side frame rail up to the cab, run it up the firewall to one of the pass thru wires that should be above your brake booster, tie into the pass thru wire, connect the other end of your pass thru wire (which is under the dash) to your upfitter wire which is also under your dash above your parking brake.

That's it, Done!!!

Here is a thread with info about your upfitter switch wiring: In Depth Instructions on the Upfitter Switches?


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Why not just hook it up to the reverse lights power? Then they will always come on when you go in reverse. ???



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Thanks alot for the pic and instructions greg
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I want to also be able to use the lights for night fishing on the beach , thats why i wouldn`t hook them up to the reverse lights......oh and the outfitter not upfitter typo was due to trying the new bud light platinum at happy hour. VERY STRONG as compaired to reg. bud light
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i installed 2 soundoff 1400 lumens under the rear of my bumper for plowing, i loomed the wire, ran the wire down the driverside frame rail along the factory wiring, then on the floorboard in front of the drivers seat there are 2 grouments, i sliced one a tad and ran my wires up inside that way, if pics need please let me know more then happy to show
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Thanks Evil . Pics would be great i didn`t get to it this weekend , winter finally decided to show up here and it`s been in the 20`s all weekend.
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VERY STRONG as compaired to reg. bud light
A Bud Light by any name is a Bud Light the same.

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You can hook the lights into your reverse wire so they always come on in reverse, and then piggy back with another wire to your upfitters so that you can turn them on manually if you would like. Thats how my lights on my bumper and headache rack are wired up.

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I was wondering If I could do that without a relay. So I can just jump another wire to an upfitter switch and kablam I can use the switch when I want and they automatically come on in reverse?
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