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More Light Behind the truck.

Well I added the Superduty TBL and Cargo And i like the light added to the bed. I currently hooked it up to the dome light... I would like to run a separate wire and use a relay and switch for the Cargo light... Also i would like to have light behind the truck as well so along with the cargo light being hooked to the switch and relay i am going to hook a separate wire from the relay to the reverse light positive wires and t-tap it into it so the reverse lights will work normal but can be turned on with the truck off along with the cargos...

A little wiring but it should be an interesting little Saturday project.

I got the idea from how the GMs reverse lights illuminate when the dome is on... Plus i like the extra light behind me when using the truck at night.
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I like the function of what GM's lights do, but I hate it when I'm going through a parking lot and they are on and I'm looking for a place to park. Hook up a set of lights under the bumper or mold some into the bumper.
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Well mine wont come on when its unlocked or when the dome is on just when i flick the switch
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Well mine wont come on when its unlocked or when the dome is on just when i flick the switch
That's the way to do it.
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So has anyone else here done this or am i gonna be the first at something
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You are not the first.
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Gotcha but im talking about the factory reverse lights not after markets
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Gotcha but im talking about the factory reverse lights not after markets
Oooooohhhhhhh. Then I think you'd be the first.
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Sweeet.. Ill be the first at something... Yesss im excited now
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is it done yet?!
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Not yet ill prolly do it Saturday after i wire up mossyoak03 factory fog lights
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i really like that idea. what 3rd brake light are you using to get the cargo light?
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One off of a 2008 super duty
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my suggestion, use a diode so that the flow from the reverse-reverse lights, don't tunr your cargo lamp on... or on second thought... would you want that light to give you more back up lighting when in reverse?
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You know....you've already got the circuits relayed already. I wonder if you can just run the BLK/PNK wire from the reverse lamps up to the TBL BLK/PNK wire. But I worry, if you do that, you may have that dome light turn on when you shift into reverse. That'll be funky! lol.
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DIODE!

installing a diode to allow the flow from the dome light to the reverse lights will eliminate that problem...
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