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Third Brake Light/Cargo Light Question

I found this on ebay its off an 07 Ford Superduty
whats the simplest way to wire the cargo lights up on my 04?
can i just splice the wires into my dome light?

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We've got a how-to I do believe for the '04+ trucks. I do believe it's pretty much splicing into your dome light to make the cargo lamps work.
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any idea where i might find that how-to?

by this i mean, any way you'd post a link haha
i cant seem to find it in the how-to section
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Your correct, all you have to do is splice in the dome light. No how-to needed.
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ok thanks man. do you know, will the connector plug thing match up with the one on my ranger? that way i could just plug that in for the brake light then just splice another wire to the cargo light?
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No clue, Shane might know. It might come with the connector and you can just cut the stocker off and use that.
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I don't think it will cause it wasn't in the description. but for $20 i figured what the hell. if i have to i'll go steal the one off my neighbors truck lol
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What are the bulb numbers for a 2003? is it
Dome light
912
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Trunk/Cargo area
906

All 3 bulbs are the same number are they not?
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Shouldn't be too hard to wire up. I want to find myself one and Mod some LED's into it. Good find on ebay.
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ok thanks man. do you know, will the connector plug thing match up with the one on my ranger? that way i could just plug that in for the brake light then just splice another wire to the cargo light?
The connectors are the exact same....doesn't matter which third you've got.....it'll plug right in.
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The connectors are the exact same....doesn't matter which third you've got.....it'll plug right in.
thanks. i have already run the wires from my dome light so as soon as it comes i will just through it in. this is something i have wanted to do since iv'e owned this truck
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I just bought my 07 super duty third brake light yesterday from that same seller. And then went to superbrightleds.com and purchased 3 high powered 9 white leds to put in it. I'm going to wire the cargo lights up to the dome light and maybe run it my reverse light's as well.
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if my truck had more mods on it like LED tails and the instrument cluster then i'd probably do that too. im kinda plain though and I think it will be ok just regular haha
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I put a 15W 922 long life in mine and it is nice and bright.
I had a LED one but I did not like it.

Now, where could I find and what are they called, the rubber stock lamp holders with 2 wires that I could put in my stock light (that are empty now) with 2 more bulbs to make the whole thing light up when I hit the brakes?

The other advantage I think to this would be that if one or two bulbs burn out, you still have one running.
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I put a 15W 922 long life in mine and it is nice and bright.
I had a LED one but I did not like it.

Now, where could I find and what are they called, the rubber stock lamp holders with 2 wires that I could put in my stock light (that are empty now) with 2 more bulbs to make the whole thing light up when I hit the brakes?

The other advantage I think to this would be that if one or two bulbs burn out, you still have one running.

the whitish lookin rubber socket? i believe napa, autozone, or any other local auto parts store but not totally sure on that.
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I put a 15W 922 long life in mine and it is nice and bright.
I had a LED one but I did not like it.

Now, where could I find and what are they called, the rubber stock lamp holders with 2 wires that I could put in my stock light (that are empty now) with 2 more bulbs to make the whole thing light up when I hit the brakes?

The other advantage I think to this would be that if one or two bulbs burn out, you still have one running.
I did that, I have pics of it to.
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Where did you get the bulb holders (the T15 sockets)?
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thanks. i have already run the wires from my dome light so as soon as it comes i will just through it in. this is something i have wanted to do since iv'e owned this truck
do you have pics of the jumper? which wire on the dome light is it?
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do you have pics of the jumper? which wire on the dome light is it?
i don't have any pics but there are two metal contacts on the dome light. one side is grounded to the ceiling of the truck the other connects to a wire. that one is the power wire. i just spliced a wire into that one and fed it back to where the third brake light is.
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i just got my new one today but its freaking snowing right now and i've got my shell on right now so i cant go put the light on. i will post a pic when i get it put on though.
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took my shell off and put the new light on. works great

i didn't take any pics of the wiring but its pretty straight forward. the power wire off the dome light goes in to the third wire on the tbl. its a black wire with blue stripe i think

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Sweet looks good. I am still waiting on mine!
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[IMG][/IMG][IMG][IMG][/IMG][/IMG]I did mine today
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looks good man. i've been wanting to do this since i bought the truck lol
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