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yeah, use the same relay you have now and instead of the switch, use the revers light power as the switch. thats what im gonna do soon as i get a custom rear bumper with aux reverse lights made

you could wire the relay into both the switch and the reverse light circuit. correct?
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yes, that way, the in cab switch will only work to turn on the lights when your actually in reverse.

personally, i would just do a way with the in cab switch and make them come on all the time when the regular reverse lights are on.
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yeah, use the same relay you have now and instead of the switch, use the revers light power as the switch. thats what im gonna do soon as i get a custom rear bumper with aux reverse lights made
what about those times you could use the extra lights, but dont want the truck on or in reverse?
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good point... lol

maybe there is a way to wire up the relay to turn on when its in reverse AND have the in cab switch to trip the relay. im not sure though how to do that.
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yes, that way, the in cab switch will only work to turn on the lights when your actually in reverse.

personally, i would just do a way with the in cab switch and make them come on all the time when the regular reverse lights are on.

for me a switch to turn them on when im not in reverse would be very important. more than it turning on when my truck is in reverse
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looks good, I like the low profile and I'd leave it on a toggle. Its nice to be able to use as a work light if necessary. or for tailgaters,lol.
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how big are the lights, dimensions wise?
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how big are the lights, dimensions wise?
The lense is about 1.5" x 2.5", the housing is about 2" x 3" x 3"..

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I have no money to spend so Im playing with what I got.. first off is the blacked out oval mounted under the bumper..


I still have a lot of black vinyl, so I am thinking of putting it where I have the masking tape.. a black stipe across the tailgate to go with the black stipes o the hood.. and a better view of the oval..


Yes, I have a job and better things to do, but I like messing with the truck.. I will most likely take off the black oval thing, just pretending like Ive got a reciever or something to hide.. lol

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you should get a reciever
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Looks good, I want to cut my bumper and flush mount two bigger rectangle shaped ones but I'm scared lol. You guys with white trucks are lucky, theres sooooo many white fleet rangers so white body panels are easy to find if did it and wanted to go back to stock.
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you should get a reciever
I had one.. gave it to a friend who didnt have a bumper.. pretty sure he sold the truck

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Looks good, I want to cut my bumper and flush mount two bigger rectangle shaped ones but I'm scared lol. You guys with white trucks are lucky, theres sooooo many white fleet rangers so white body panels are easy to find if did it and wanted to go back to stock.
Buy a white fleet truck trail rig!
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now why do a thing like that? i love having mine, i use it regularly, and serves as a little protection incase i get hit
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now why do a thing like that? i love having mine, i use it regularly, and serves as a little protection incase i get hit
Not sure why.. but I'll get a tube one someday, the one I gave him hung low.. way low..

anyways I thinking of tapping the power wire and add lights under the rocker panel.. does this look right?

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When i said i didn't like the switch location i think what i really don't like is the switch itself. Sticks out way to much on an otherwise very clean truck.


I think you'd be better off with something like this


but maybe a blue or green LED instead of the red one.
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Looks good, I want to cut my bumper and flush mount two bigger rectangle shaped ones but I'm scared lol. You guys with white trucks are lucky, theres sooooo many white fleet rangers so white body panels are easy to find if did it and wanted to go back to stock.
I agree. I wish I had a white Ranger. If I did, I'd have already cut a snorkel into it. However, there's not many red ones around.
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if u want to hook them up to your reverse lights and have an override switch to turn them on whenever u want all u have to do is get a 5 pin relay with a normally open and a normally closed contact. here is the relay u will need
" 5 Pin 40 Amp Relay "

*wire the coil "+" to the stock reverse "+" wire "terminal 85"
*ground the negative "-" coil wire "terminal 86"
*wire the common to the battery "fused" "termianl 30"
*the NO contact directly to the aftermarket reverse lights "+" "terminal 87"
*the NC contact is wired directly to the a terminal on the override switch "terminal 87a"
*the other terminal on the switch will go directly to the aftermarket fog lights "+" also.
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Added lights under the cab..






Having a white truck is also easy to match spray paints
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u need a white edge bumper man haha then the truck would look the best!
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u need a white edge bumper man haha then the truck would look the best!
Workin on it!
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can't wait man!
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can't wait man!
next paycheck
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haha damn not too far away then eh
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