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Old 11-01-2007, 01:33 PM
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hitch lights

This is what I'm wanting to do,

I'm wanting to install fog lights on my trailer hitch so as to help with trailers at night.

Anybody done this and what type of lights do you'll recommend. I know to hook it up to the reverse light so as to come on, but how do you make them stay on while in park.

I'm just wanting the lights on in reverse and park. Not on in drive.

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Old 11-01-2007, 01:35 PM
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If you are planning on spending some money, check out white night hitch lights. They are the bomb. Very easy install. And they have a switch on the back for when you are hooking up at night so you can have some light. About $90 or so I think, but worth every penny.

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Old 11-01-2007, 01:35 PM
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Here is a pic of mine...

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Old 11-01-2007, 04:26 PM
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Those are neat looking lights, have to check them out.

do they only work on reverse?
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:33 PM
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those are pretty sweet Logan... im gonna have to look into those
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[QUOTE=Logan;312769]Here is a pic of mine...

Pretty good butt shot of a good looking truck.
I've been thinking of getting a set of those lights. The ones that work with the hitch. So, they work pretty good huh? Wonder if they can be wired into one of the uplifter switches?
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:57 PM
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Here is a pic of mine...


I didn't know you had those on your truck Logan. Then again I never walked around to the back of it. How do you have them wired up and how well do they light up the area behind the rig? I used to have some generic 4 inch fogs on the back of my Ram1500. They did a good job in lighting up the area. Just looking for a comparison.
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:29 PM
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Those are about the brightest set of lights I have seen on the back of a truck. They come on when you are in reverse, and there is also a switch on the back of the unit that allows you to turn it on when your truck is running. That way you can hook up at night. I really don't think the web site that I posted pic's do this unit any justice of how bright they really are. I don't even have to roll down my tinted windows at night to see where I am back up.
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I got 2 sets of driving lights from wally world for about $20 a set. They have the standard 55w halogen bulbs. Mounted them on the bottom of the hitch and wired into the trailer plug harness. I also installed the rocker switch that came with the lights in the panel beneath the steering wheel and wired it into the trailer light relay under the hood. They come on automatically in reverse or I can manually turn them on in park for hooking up trailers or in drive for messing with tailgaters. It is hard to describe how much it helps when backing at night, a very good mod to do and doesn’t take too long either. Only problem I have had is the bulbs went out in a relatively short time but the replacement bulbs seem to be lasting pretty good
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