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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-09-2003, 04:09 PM
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I had two rectangle lights on my grill guard, they broke [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img] so i made better use of them and put them on the bumper for back up lights [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] showed them! i removed the black "Martha Stuart plastic bumper covers" on each side
i have a hitch with a trailer light hook up, but i duno what to wire the lights to so that they turn on when i go in reverse... help?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-09-2003, 04:27 PM
 
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First, if they were broke up front, won't they still be broke in their new home? [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Ok, seriously, I don't think you want them wired in to turn on when you go in reverse:

1) because on road that is illegal
2) because there are often times you may wish to use those lights regardless of which gear you are in.

So, I suggest you wire these independtly, with the appropriate gauge wire and fuse, and use a relay and switch to the cab so you can turn on whenever you want.

Don't turn them on to blind tailgaters, no matter how much you want to..see item 1 above. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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the mounting brackets broke, i just drilled a hole threw the housing and put a bolt threw it
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-10-2003, 10:23 AM
 
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<font color="blue">Juice</font color> is right - wire them to a switch in the dash for use-on-demand.
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Dang, BurntPiston, you're becoming a regular WD-40, nice touches there with the labeling!!!!!

I shouldn't doubt you though, wasn't it you that helped me decide NOT to go with the chrome "biggies", remember that pic? [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

I see so many Navigator's and Escalades, and even a yellow H2 POS with Biggies on these days. Every time I see one, I start smiling and thinking of that pic.
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just dont do what i did and drive 5 miles of interstate with the damn thing still turned on holding 3 lanes of traffic back [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]... put a bright lighted rocker switch or buzzer in there so that you dont forget to turn them off. [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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Thanks, glad to pitch in when there's a topic that I have experience with [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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I wish I knew how to add labels. [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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post #9 of (permalink) Old 05-11-2003, 10:22 PM
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good call! i got them hooked up to a RED rocker switch
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they are going to end up getting smashed four wheeling.
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