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post #1 of 216 Old 12-29-2011, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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The Chicken Lights thread

There seems to be a lot of post lately with pics of running, marker, Chicken or what ever you want to call them lights on the ORG so lets consolidate them here.

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These are from my old 99.



These are from the F-450



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I wish I had a 450 to light up like a Peterbilt... But this is all I got to work with...






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Those look good!

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I'm looking at adding the running lights as well. However, I want them to blink with the blinkers and light up with the rest of the running lights. Has anyone done the wiring this way?
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I'm looking at adding the running lights as well. However, I want them to blink with the blinkers and light up with the rest of the running lights. Has anyone done the wiring this way?
You'd have to find a two stage light fixture. The ones I got were from superbrightleds.com, the M3's I think. They were expensive enough, I don't know what a light would cost that had two different elements. I just hooked all of mine in a loop starting at the passenger front and worked around to tie into the parking light wire. I figured since they were LED, they wouldn't put too much strain on that wire. But I don't see any reason you couldn't run a second wire along with the parking light wire to tie into your turn signals (saying you find a light fixture that does this-- it might be difficult to find some that are slim enough to fit and be discreet).


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I am super sleepy so I may be all wrong but I think you just hook the ground of the relay up to the turn signal or something like that. I dont know. Thats probably horrible advice.

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Put four of em installed and pointing down to illuminate behing the grille on the rubber mat or aka the "workbench" when under the hood. they hold good and got em installed on an up lifter switch, cause I had an extra and didnt feel like finding wires to tap into

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^^ That would work, if you didn't mind the 'on-off-on-off' look when you hit your turn signal. If he was going for a solid light with a flash function tho...
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I figured as much.

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Put four of em installed and pointing down to illuminate behing the grille on the rubber mat or aka the "workbench" when under the hood. they hold good and got em installed on an up lifter switch, cause I had an extra and didnt feel like finding wires to tap into
I like that idea. I've often wondered about putting some lights behind the grill, just haven't nailed down an idea on what lights to use or how to mount them. I REALLY like 2003kingranch's Raptor grill with the 3 small LED lights at the top. That looks crazy.
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