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OK, I got a chance to take a quick look under my truck.
I think you are going to be in luck for a couple reasons. The triple light bar on my F450 looks like something Ford bought at the local auto discount house and bolted onto the rear of the truck. You should be able to do the same. The wires it uses look like they are part of the factory harness and prolly on all Super Duty trucks.
When I speak a direction, , , , I will mean it just as you are sitting in the seat looking forward out the windshield.
RIGHT and Pass is right side
LEFT and Dvr is left side
UP is towards the sky
DOWN is towards the ground
FRONT or forward is where the headlights are
REAR or back is where the taillights are
That may seem elementary to most of us but I see people getting confused all the time. Since you are going to most likely be laying on your back looking up while doing this, it could seem reversed to you.
Under the rear of your truck you will find a harness attached to the bottom of the bed floor about 4 or 6 inches forward of the rear edge of the bed.. It comes from the left side and if you have a back-up camera from the factory, it will got to it thru a plug just a little right of center. If you don't have a camera, the wire plug will be covered with an orange rubber cover. This is the harness you need.
About 6 or 8 inches from the end of this plug, almost dead center of the bed, there is a two wire "pigtail" about 3 or 4 inches long coming out the side of the camera wire. This is the wire Ford plugs into the triple light bar. It has a small black plastic plug and the wires are colored black with yellow tracer and a yellow wire that prolly has a tracer but I could not see one without a mirror and light. I bet if you test this pigtail with a volt meter or test light you will find the yellow is positive when running lights are on and the black with tracer is ground.
If you find this plug, you could buy the Ford triple light bar and install it in 5 minutes. It just plugs in and there are twp screws holding it to the truck. I would recommend this as it does not cut into the factory harness and cause warranty troubles.
I know that was a lot of typing but when you look under your truck it will seem very simple then.
2012 F450 Ultimate Lariat pkg, 4X4, FX4, 5th wheel prep, camper pkg, 40console40 seat, Ingot Silver and Black guts
Reese Elite 18k 5th wheel
DuraFlap flaps all 4 corners
60 gal aux tank in bed
7.4 mpg as shown @ 70mph and 25740 lbs gross!!
2012 Fuzion FZ310 Monster Edition Toy Hauler 12,500 dry 16,500 loaded to play. 3100/3500 pin weight
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