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post #1 of 10 Old 02-28-2013, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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LED Bed Lights

I'm about to put in some LED bed lights on my truck. I want to use a relay and have them come on with the cab lights and existing bed light in the 3rd break light housing. Do yall know any easily accessible +12v trigger wires I could tap for this? Thanks for the help!
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https://www.fleet.ford.com/truckbbas...rical_v1.1.pdf

Does that help? and dont you want it wired to a switch that receives power all the time so you can turn them on if the truck is off or door shut?

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LED Bed Lights

Thanks for posting that. I'm sure that document will be a huge help in future projects also. I was thinking about also wiring to an upfitter to manually control. I like it coming on with the cab lights though. Think that would be a nice feature.


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Install came out nice! These suckers are bright!
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Do a writeup on the install! I want to do the same to mine considering I have a fiberglass tonneau cover and would like to be able to see in my bed at night!

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What lights did you get? Price?
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wow those are nice! I do beleive I saw a nice set up on ledglow.com

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LED Bed Lights

I'll have to do a write up. It was pretty straight forward. Didn't hook into the cab lights yet. I'm waiting on a waterproof relay I ordered. Right now they are running off an up fitter. Picked them up from LED Glow via Amazon for 59.99. Almost bought the Recon ones but they seemed high like everything else they sell. I read some complaints they weren't that bright either. These are very bright and definitely light up the bed. Under the lip of the rail caps there's an angled area that's perfect to stick these on. It throws the light towards the center of the bed and not straight down. I'll post some daytime pics tomorrow.


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what leds are you running for your cargo lights in your third brake housing?
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It's a Recon 3rd brake light. The brake light itself isn't bad, but the cargo lights built-in are awful. They look way brighter on that pic than they actually are.
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