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I really want to do the LED strip thing, I just don't want to run a power wire and i want a switch inside the cab by my other light switches. or maybe even in the center console. we'll see.
The thing is if you're using a switch in the cab, you still have to at least pull power from the cab back to the bed, so you might as well start under the hood and put a switch wherever you want it. The only way to avoid running a power wire would be to tie it into the taillight circuit, but then you would have to leave your headlights on to use the bedlights...
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The thing is if you're using a switch in the cab, you still have to at least pull power from the cab back to the bed, so you might as well start under the hood and put a switch wherever you want it. The only way to avoid running a power wire would be to tie it into the taillight circuit, but then you would have to leave your headlights on to use the bedlights...
I've already got power to my switches. I have 4 lights on the top of my truck, I feel like tapping into the power wire for one of them is bad news, so i'll just grab power from my switches and run it the same way i have my lights run on my rollbar. So it'll be like you, but i'll be doing all the wiring at the other end of my bed.
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I just added these same LED strips under the doors as Puddle Lights. Good company to deal with-fast delivery, nice product. These strips are polarized, so if you wire them up backward, they will not work.
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Awsome mod, If I was to buy a new ranger Im sorry but I'd have to copy you lol
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the bedlights, what an awesome idea!!!
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What type of led did you use for the rear upper third brake light... I like that look and would like to follow.

Got any pics of just the LED bulb?

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Fantastic job! A How-To on the bed lights would be great.
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Awsome bed lights! I have been looking for some lights for the bed like that for hunting. Def post a how to! Does your 11 have all the skid plates? I have an 2011 also and i am looking for the mid and aft skid plates. Any ideas?
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What type of led did you use for the rear upper third brake light... I like that look and would like to follow.

Got any pics of just the LED bulb?

Thanks,
-Nigel
I don't have my personal pictures, but here is a picture from the ebay seller I bought from



and a link to the auction I purchased from, hopefully this link works:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190562400339...84.m1439.l2649

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Fantastic job! A How-To on the bed lights would be great.
Yea I'll put one together eventually....things have been REALLY busy lately. New job, girlfriend bought a house. All kinds of crap lately.

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Awsome bed lights! I have been looking for some lights for the bed like that for hunting. Def post a how to! Does your 11 have all the skid plates? I have an 2011 also and i am looking for the mid and aft skid plates. Any ideas?
Thanks man, and no I don't think I have skid plates because mine is 2wd. If the skid plates were discontinued for 2011 but were available on older trucks, you should be able to get the part number and order them I would think. If you can find them they would certainly mount up fine.
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Fantastic job! A How-To on the bed lights would be great.
Here is a step by step of how i did mine. Its very easy, just tedious.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/showpo...2&postcount=27



(foam blocks are covering Tonneau mounts so they dont scratch cargo) The lights are secured up into the bed liner itself with fasteners and stainless hardware.
Battery is protected from drain by tying them into the dome light circuit.
To keep them on past the regular dome light time out either turn on the parking lights or leave the key in ACC.

Having them is a huge convenience, esp with the tonneau cover.
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