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Anyone please tell me how to ground to platic

Looking to put running lights on my plastic front valance and was wondering how would I ground the light if I'm mounting it to plastic ?
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I'm just looking to put the lights on my lower valance and not sure how to ground it since it's not metal to metal
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If the lights ground via the mount, not a seperate wire, put an eyelet with a wire on the mount and run that to ground. If they have a ground wire, just ground it out to the bumper.
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You have to run a ground wire. If it doesn't have one, run a wire from the mounting bolt to something metal.

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So some lights come with two wires not just one ?
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If you're using round lights with the standard 2 prong plug in, do us all a favor and get an acutal harness like I posted below. It will look nice, be easier to do and not get "ugly" over time.

2 male prong plug continuous wire harness - 6" centers, sold PER PLUG

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Yes some lights come with 2 wires...hot and ground. If yours has only 1, it is grounding via the mount. Just do what the others said and run a wire from the metal mount to some other metal on the truck. Make sure its bare metal too, not through paint. Good luck.

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