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Old 06-03-2008, 12:31 PM
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Roof Clearance Lights

ive got a 96 and i just wanted to know what the spacing and where to place the lights

i got the harness and lights off a f350 in the junkyard but forgot to measure it

anyone done it on an obs?

anyone know of a link or something other than the motoman's madness?

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You got me thinking so I went out and measured my 96 which has stock clearance lights, all my lights are back exactly 3 1/4" from the chrome trim/roof gap around the windshield to the front of the base of each light, then from the drivers side gutter rail the center of the first light is 6 1/8" in, second is 18 3/8" and the third is 30 3/8", copy that for the passenger side, make sure the center is centered and go from there, I'm sure they are all a little different so I'd just find the center and go from there.. Easiest way to do it is buy some 2" masking tape and tape the entire front edge of the roof all the way across and towards the back a foot or so, get out the pencil, straight edge and a good tape measure and start marking, as for mounting, remember all you need to do is drill 1/8" holes for the screws and probably a 1/4" hole for the wire, make sure the wire is double insulated so it doesn't get cut and short and I'd gob a bit of silicone sealer on each screw hole and the wire hole to make em water proof! The fun part will be snaking the wires inside the cab up under your head liner, some go easy and some are a real bear, get em all together and head for the B post area and snake em down the seat belt post, solder em all together and run a single wire to a head light controlled wire and your good to go, mine even dim if I want em too!! (dash light circuit) lol..

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I did my own clearance lights on my OBS and did all the measurements, its dark out right now but if you want just let me know and tomorrow Ill go out and take all the measurements for you, all I did was get these measurements and made a template with tape and it turned out great took about 3 hours

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thanks for the help guys!
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ive got the stock harness for the truck tho. so my trouble is going to be getting the wires up the side and into the metal between the headliner and roof theres another piece there where the bulbs and wiring hangout, any suggestions?
i might use some wire and wrap it around the light wire and see if i can just pull the damn thing up LOL!
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Thats what ya gotta do, they make a wire puller called a fish? once you get the liner out you'll see where you can get access to where ya wanna go..

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hey slick thanks for the help but ive just got off the phone wiht lowes and they dont have a 1/4 or a 1/8 ?!?!?!?!?

man. could i just use a 1" if i used a big gasket to cover it with?
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Yes, I just PM'd ya..

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Don't forget to check the kick plate on the passenger side. There is probably a plug there just for the clearance lights. Mine doesn't have clearance lights but the plug is there.
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