Ok, I got bored with the game (more like my anticipation of getting this mod done won out...)
So with that, the paint dried on the brackets, I reassembled the lights.
So for power (yay, fun time...)
I thought about tapping into the main backup lights wiring, but I thought about it and decided to
go into the harness for the trailer lights.
For those that didn't know - there is a lead to the harness for trailers and/or campers that reverse light hookups.
The wire you're after is the center - black wire, with a blue stripe. now if you're wiring was like mine,
the color may be faded and look green - but higher up, it is a black with blue stripe.
To get the harness undone - (at least on mine) There is a pressure clip that locks the clamp from the harness to the
you have to ply that grey pressure clip back - then be able to see how to undo the pressure lock, and wiggle the white
harness out of the plug adapter.
Then there's 4 screws that you undo to get the black adapter out.
then, I ran a wire tap (with fuse link) off that center wire and used a heavy duty, rubberzied electrical tape.
So testing the power.
The bumper appears to be a nice ground.
So using a round ground crimp, ran a ground from the nut where I bolted the bracket in.
and then did a test power up.
Everything's finished up, and all the wires nicely tucked and tied out of the way.
I'm not entirely happy with the way I wired it, but I was in a hurry now to get out of the cold.
Sun had already past over, and it was about 45degress and falling...
Test with the reverse lights on.
Not too shabby for maybe $30 in parts
I'll try to get a pick later when it's dark.