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post #1 of 25 Old 04-29-2010, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Adding Cab Lights

So I really want cab lights on my '08 F250. Can anyone who has added them to their truck let me know how difficult a project it is, and a general ballpark of the cost involved. Also, any good sites for buying the parts would also be helpful.

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i can just give u advice, on cummins trucks u wanna buy MOPAR parts for the cab lights and flip out mirrors cuz the other cab ligths suck, and the flip out mirrors form other comapnies vibrate at 50 mph +, so i would prlly buy motorcraft ford cab lights, and idk if there is a write up but on dodge trucks, all the cabs have indentions on the cab to show where to drill cablights so u might look for that. Easiest way is to have a shop do it.

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Get the cab light kit from Recon. It'll set you back about $70. I did the install myself on my truck and took me about 2hrs. The key is to measure and measure again. In terms of difficulty, I'd give a 2 out of 10. Just take your time and measure.

First off, you have to take off you grab handles and the pillers. Then if you have an overhead console remove that. Once all that is off, just pull the front of the headliner down.

I started by finding the center of the cab and doing all the measurements that the instruction called for then I marked the it with a sharpie, then from their I moved out to the sides by following the instructions and everytime I finished finding the light placement, I would mark the holes and the back of the light so I would have an exact place.

After I marked my cab, I took a 3/8s drill bit and cut the main hole for where all the wiring would be going. As for the screws that hold it down, I took a bit that was slightly smaller than the screws were to insure I didn't put to big a hole in my cab that the screws wouldn't fit into.

Once I got all my lights mounted I took a dab of clear silicon and went around the bottom of the lights to make sure they wouldn't leak any water, that is optional but I did it for peace of mind

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Go read the Ford Cab Light installation. I followed these instructions and I did mine without any problems.. Like I said, makes sure to measure twice and take your time

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Motoman's directions are the best out there. Just remember measure twice, drill once and use silicone around the holes. If you can get a knock out punch I would use that for the big 7/8" holes. I was going to do mine last weekend but life got in the way as usual.

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i got the parts from ford for just over 90.00

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Good price! does that include the wiring harness?

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WOW! A lot of great information. Definitely think this is a project that i can handle. I will post up so before and after pics as soon as i get done.

thanks for all the help guys!!
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