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Please Help!! What wire do i tap into for led bed lights??


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Originally Posted by bulrid8 Yes, that is the 7 blade plug. Take a meter and test each pin with lights ...


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Old 11-15-2016, 11:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Yes, that is the 7 blade plug. Take a meter and test each pin with lights off. See if any are constant 12v.

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Cool. I will have to do that tomorrow as its 11pm and dark lol. I didn't even realize I had that plug and that harness under there until you said something and I was like oh yea there is a plug there for towing lol.

As you can tell I don't do any towing lol I've only had my truck for 2 months and I'm still finding new stuff. Took me over a month to find the 2nd storage compartment under the jump seat lol and then just the other day I figured out there is storage space under the back seats lol... I just keep finding new stuff it's awesome.


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Check it out. I just did this last weekend. Love the outcome. I've done it on all my past trucks. My rocker is in the cab but same principle. Wired it from battery, into cab, then to lights




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Check it out. I just did this last weekend. Love the outcome. I've done it on all my past trucks. My rocker is in the cab but same principle. Wired it from battery, into cab, then to lights




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The Red/Violet wire in the 7 wire harness for the tow package was NOT a constant 12v. I ended up having to run a wire from the back of my bed to the battery under the hood. I made sure to put in a 15a inline fuse.

It turned out amazing! I couldn't be happier with how bright the LED's are.

• 4 10000K Pilot Automotive 8" COB LED Strips, Polar Blue
• Switch Located In Top Driver Side Corner Near Tailgate

First couple pictires were during dusk, while the sun was still out. Last picture is pitch black at night.

*** Ignore the yellow wires above the switch. When I took the picture I had yet to tuck them all the way away. ***
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Here are my lights after my bedlining weekend.


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I bought a light kit...has a switch in the bed to turn on and off, just ran the wires to the battery. .. easy
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Originally Posted by MaizeNBlue View Post
I bought a light kit...has a switch in the bed to turn on and off, just ran the wires to the battery. .. easy


How much did that run ya?


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Round $75 if I remember correctly
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This is the kit I purchased and installed. Good quality, $30.

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Damn....I got a $12 real from Amazon that was 16 feet, a $5 rocker switch from napa and some extra wire from other projects. And some spare time of course which is the hardest to find


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Has anyone added the cargo lights to a 2015?
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