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post #1 of 17 Old 01-24-2012, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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I am wanting to install cab lights on my truck and dont even know where to start. As I am new to this forum, still feeling my way around, is there a DIY write up on instaling cablights on trucks that did not come from factory with them?
I was looking at the Recon Cablights, complete kit for 100 bucks.
Is that a good deal?
I am decent at turning wrenches, but when it comes to wires and electricity..im lost.
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Recon led cab lights are great. if you want Ford stock cab lights you could find some for cheap and put led bulbs in them but recon led cab lights are nice.

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Take a look at this - It will give you pointers.

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I remebered when I ordered mine form Recon they said something about the newer Dodge kit worked on our trucks for new installs. If you wanted to switch it up a lil? And I think they were cheaper maybe, can't remeber.

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Take a look at this - It will give you pointers.

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Thanks it was a good read.
Still one question, from what I read and understood, there is already a wiring harness under the headliner? The truck in that write up had an over head console and lighted mirrors. I do not have those. so would I still have a wiring harness up there? If I do is it just unplug the ol one and plug in the new one?

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From my understanding, you'll need the wiring harness to the lights. The place you plug it in is down behind the passenger kick panel.

If that's wrong, some one please correct the info.


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I found another write up Cab Light Install With Pics
I understand it better. thanks for help guys.

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From my understanding, you'll need the wiring harness to the lights. The place you plug it in is down behind the passenger kick panel.

If that's wrong, some one please correct the info.
You don't need that.. I did not have it on my 03 F-250 when I installed mine.. I just wired the lights directly into the parking lights to make them come on...

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I installed stock ford lights in my 01 f250. I made a small three hole template with the old holes from the truck i got them from then measured a bunch of times drilled and then popped them in. As for a wiring harness i didnt have one but i got the old one and added an extra piece of wire, then scotch gaurded it to a wire with power from the parking lights. Then i ordered smoked lenses and led's. I think this is better and cheaper than the recon cab lights and actually really fun to do but scary at the same time drilling 15 holes in your roof.

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Is it very difficult to wire into the parking light harness?

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