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Old 11-11-2011, 09:07 AM
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Upfitter Switches Toggle

Hey guys, new guy here, just picked up my first diesel and I'm loving it so far. My experience with electrical wiring is sub-par to say the least and I'm looking for a little help.

I'm looking to add roof clearence lights and I'll wire them to function like they would from the factory. However, I'd like to use the upfitter switches to turn them off at times. I'd like to wire them to stay on but have the switch in the off position and when I wanted to turn them off have the switch in the on position. Is this possible or is there a relay or way to accomplish this.

Basically, I don't want the aux switch to be on all the time only on when I want to turn the lights off, if that makes sense. Thanks in advance for your feedback.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:19 AM
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It be a while lot easier just putting them in a switch by themselves. Thats what i did with some running lights i mounted in my grille.
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I'm not sure about How you want to wire them ,But i Have read the wires for the clearance lights are already in the top of the cab.just have to hook them up!

Giving it more thought,i guess you would just need to Find the hot wire and connect it to the up lifter switch ?

I have read that the Up-lifter switch's have different volts!amps what ever ,so you may want to look into this,later on you may want to enable High idle and i think most Guys are usen the last switch for this ?

Some body posted the switch's and what color wire was for which switch a while back you may want to do a search for that!

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Old 11-11-2011, 09:49 AM
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Hey guys, new guy here, just picked up my first diesel and I'm loving it so far. My experience with electrical wiring is sub-par to say the least and I'm looking for a little help.

I'm looking to add roof clearence lights and I'll wire them to function like they would from the factory. However, I'd like to use the upfitter switches to turn them off at times. I'd like to wire them to stay on but have the switch in the off position and when I wanted to turn them off have the switch in the on position. Is this possible or is there a relay or way to accomplish this.

Basically, I don't want the aux switch to be on all the time only on when I want to turn the lights off, if that makes sense. Thanks in advance for your feedback.
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Old 11-12-2011, 02:25 AM
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A basic 12 volt Bosch relay will work for what you want to due as long as you are only wanting lights off with the key on. The Upfitter switches due not have power when the key is off. As far as the wiring for the clearance lights my 2011 did not come with the harness I had to add it when I installed my clearance lights.
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Old 11-12-2011, 04:34 PM
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As far as the wiring for the clearance lights my 2011 did not come with the harness I had to add it when I installed my clearance lights.
Yea i didn't mean harness Sorry :~( I ment the wires the harness hooks to.....

To Much Wild Turkey& American Honey :~)

Wouldn't really make sense for them to just put the harness in all the Trucks,If they didnt have lights from the factory ...Waste of money....
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