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Where should i put a backup light?

my friend gave me a fog light thats like 1inch by 4 inches? idk
but anyways, i was wheelin a week ago and had to pull my buddys jeep out backwards and i needed light to see to back up to him. i couldnt see sh**. so now ive got this light and i havent the slightest idea on where to mount it.

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pics of it mounted would be a great help!
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Up in the spare tire area if you only have 1.. point it down and mount it somewhere in the middle area. I might almost recommend just getting a walmart pack with 2 of them and doing it the proper way
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Up in the spare tire area if you only have 1.. point it down and mount it somewhere in the middle area. I might almost recommend just getting a walmart pack with 2 of them and doing it the proper way
this light was free. and it came out of the kit from walmart lol. my friend only wanted one.

i was thinking under the step on my bumper above my hitch??
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that would work.
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Thats where I have mine, I used existing holes in the bumper to mount them. There's 2 there you can barely see the one on the right.

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Another member put his in almost the same location just a little wider:

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i know this isnt what you were really looking for but this is what I have. I blinds people behind me if they look at me when they are on, its always been enough light for me to see when hooking up trailers, pulling people out, and helps with the seeing wile backing up with the dark tint.

They were $20 at walmart, and are driving lights I think with 55watt bulbs. Nobody seems to know they are there till I turn them on.

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What if you made it go into the hitch receiver like those taillights that slide in there?
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What if you made it go into the receiver like those taillights that slide in there?
problem there.

i always have my hitch in,
and when its not in i have my Mile Marker winch, thats mounted on a hitch reciever, in.
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Try this too, it mounts around the receiver leaving it open.



http://www.stylintrucks.com/parts.aspx?partfamilyid=735
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Try this too, it mounts around the receiver leaving it open.



http://www.stylintrucks.com/parts.aspx?partfamilyid=735
thats cool
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Yeah I thought so too, if I had a hitch I'd definitely get one.
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Anyone else have pics or anything of theirs?

i still cant decide.
but, its wired completly and it works nicely, now to just find were to mount it
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i found a great place to mount it, unless you guys have any other suggestions.

let me know SOON!
with pics please if u can.

ill post up pics of my idea in the morning.
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Here's where I put mine



Right under the plate
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Mine are right in the tail lights - How original - and LED so bright and pretty!
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Mine are right in the tail lights - How original - and LED so bright and pretty!
how in the world did you do that?
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how in the world did you do that?
60 SMT 3157 Bulbs
Buy them on vleds.com
(50$ per pair? - I forget)

My entire truck is LED.
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Those are exactly where mine are too, good spot. To bad that pic wasn't in reverse

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I actually just ordered 2 sets of some slim 2" by 5" H3 bulb reverse lights.. 2 sets because they were cheap and I figured when I get my rollbar made and delivered her ein the near future, I would mount another two on the back of that.


I'll take some pictures like normal when they get here and I get them mounted up :-)
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I actually just ordered 2 sets of some slim 2" by 5" H3 bulb reverse lights.. 2 sets because they were cheap and I figured when I get my rollbar made and delivered her ein the near future, I would mount another two on the back of that.


I'll take some pictures like normal when they get here and I get them mounted up :-)
send me tha link!!!
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http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...-_-1206-_-CONF


DC 12V 55W H3 (Halogen); extends night time range. Light has 3/8in. adjustable bracket.





On a side note, I'm tempted to buy some 2" by 2" right angle stock iron to mount up from the bolts at the top to behind the rearso it can protect the backside from flying deris
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http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...-_-1206-_-CONF


DC 12V 55W H3 (Halogen); extends night time range. Light has 3/8in. adjustable bracket.
thats the EXACT LIGHT I HAVE!!!!!!
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I would suggest just ordering up a brand new set then :-) only 12 bucks! You have to supply your own wiring/switches for it.. but it isnt bad in the least!

I actually just put an order into delcity for switches, wiring, and several other misc items, so I should have it all installed y early next week.
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