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Old 04-29-2007
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Reverse lights, searched, but no answer...

So, like a lot of peeps here, i wanna hook up my old fog lights to the rear of my truck. I'd rahter not splice into my taillights, and because I have no tow hitch, i would like to use the tow-light-wires to accomplish this.

So, what wire(on the tow wire group) do i need to take power from? Will this work?

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EDIT: I want it just to work when i put my truck into reverse. (I've got a stick) and ive seen the other threads on that, but i would rather wire into the trailer light package, rahter than my own taillights.
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There is no reverse light wire in the trailer tow connector.
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There is no reverse light wire in the trailer tow connector.

Crap. Well, looks like I'll have to run it through the stock ones, or create a new circuit. (I think they are 55W)
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Crap. Well, looks like I'll have to run it through the stock ones, or create a new circuit. (I think they are 55W)

Install a 12v relay behind one of the tail lights. Tap (Scotchlok) the power feed to the backup lightbulb. Run the tap to relay terminal 85. Run ground to terminal 86. Run a 30-40 amp fused 12ga or better power feed to relay terminal 30 from front of veh. Connect power feed for Aux lights to terminal 87.
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I just ran a whole new circut..

Toggle Switched...

That way, if I'm backing up during the day, I don't blind anyone..
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55 Watt lights will be too much for existing circuit. You will need to run power from the front and use a relay to turn them on.
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