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post #1 of 13 Old 05-12-2011, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Rear spotlights or fog lights?

I had to hook up my trailer in the dark lastnight, not fun. Has anyone added any rear fog or spot lights? I was thinking something that come down from the rear bumper that maybe swing up for hideaway?

Have you done this? Thoughts on this?

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I went to walmart and got a cheap set of fog lights and mounted them to my Reese hitch. I can get a pics for you if you want one. P.s dont spend to much on them cause more than likely they will get hit with rocks unless you hide them good enough

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recon makes the xenon projector back up lights idk how nice they are as i never bought them yet but i was always interested in them though...

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This is what I did - I went to AutoZone here in CA and got a pair of 55W lights by Pilot. (Rectangular lights below the bumper on either side of the hitch)



I ran mine through a relay using the BU light circuit as a trigger. They really help backing the beast up at night because it adds a lot more light than the stock BU bulbs.

I didn't add a switch in, but it can be done easily enough so that you can light them up when not in reverse. I have a 5th wheel so I don't need those to light up anything while hooking up the trailer.

I'm telling you so it might trigger some other ideas for you. Good luck with it!


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Here are 2 links on the subject:

Reverse Light Mod

The second one was a very good thread, but some pictures have passed away.

Stealth Reverse Lights Mounted with pics - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
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These are what I have on my current truck, and had on my previous 2 trucks. Comes with everything you need.
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Great ideas and info guys! I just found a set of 6" 150w off road lights. They look like they are made for top of a jeep or like for a push bar. I think my buddy left them here when we rebuilt one of his jeeps. I will make something work with these! Guess I will need a relay and put a switch someplace. Darn, I really need uplifter switches!!!

I want to make something so they swing up behind the bumper when I am not using them. Out of site unless needed!

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I bought the Pilot lights on Amazon and they work great. They are easy to install as they have brackets and ties to attach to the hitch. Look on the Recon site and they have instructions how to wire so they come on with a switch and when you go into reverse.
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bad picture but thats what the loggers did to my truck before i got it they did a bad job at cutting the holes but they work nice



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I got a cheapie set from Wal-Mart ($20), and wired em up to one of my upfitter switches. They came with plenty of wire and all the connectors. They work perfect when it's dark and I have my Tavel trailer. They also work great for tailgaters too!


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