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wanting to add three 2 inch amber leds to my psd

I have a 1996 ford f350 psd that the guy before me added a lightning front bumper valance. I recently cut holes in the valance and added three 2 inch amber leds in the center of the valance. Looks really sharp. I want to wire these lights to come on with the parking lights. Is there a fuse in the fuse panel either under the hood or in the truck that I could use a fuse tap on. I tried the number 4 fuse inside the truck but the lights stay on all the time. I'm trying to get away from cutting into the original wiring harness. Thanks
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Your fuses will either be hot all the time, become hot with the ignition on or engine running, depending on their purpose. You will have to tap into a wire on the parking light circuit after the switch in order to have them come on with your parking lights.
You won't hurt your harness by tapping into it, go fancy with it and solder it in with some heat shrink and loom. Good luck man


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how do you remove the headlight switch from the dash, does anyone know what color the parking light wire is.
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Traxn that is not entirely truer can lights are on a fuse tap for park lights and only come on with park lights just need to check with test light to be sure but it will work that way whether that's the right way or not is diff story I don't like it like that I just have more important things to fix right now


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You can tap into the factory cab light plug that's behind the passenger side kick panel.


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Um, it would be WAAAAY easier to just tee into one of the wires to one of the front parking lights. Shorter wire, one less punch through the firewall, and the headlight switch isn't the most fun thing to mess with.
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^^Ditto

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how do you remove the headlight switch from the dash, does anyone know what color the parking light wire is.
When I added lights to mine I had the same idea, and I got it out and pulled the knob out to the first position and there were like six hot wires and said screw that. I just went to the parking lights in the head lights.

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