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Tailgate LED Light Bars...do the mess with towing package?

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  1. RocketFoot

    RocketFoot Senior Member

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    The only thing I don't like is the bit of lag when you hit the brakes...but nothing you can do about that.
     
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    No use the 5pin t harness, the 4pin from opt7 will plug into 5 pin curt harness with the reverse pin exposed. then crimp yellow bullet terminal to opt7 reverse wire and plug the terminal into reverse wire of 5 pin t-harness

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    I believe there is a slight lag with the directional lights as well with the Opt7.
     
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    Yes there is, but it isn't as noticeable as the brake light lag.
     
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    Thanks, I it must have something to do with their electronics.
     
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    That’s because of the sequential logic controller input lag with the turn signals, my $30 ebay special is instantaneous with truck/trailer lighting.
     
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    That slight delay may actually be an advantage.
    If someone is not looking at your brake lights when they come on, they may catch the OPT7 light when they come on.

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    I was thinking that too, and in fact I think our ambulances around here have lights like that. Super bright but come on in two stages. The brightness alone on those things should be enough to get your attention when you are behind them, but the stages are certainly eye catching too.
     
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    Gents,

    Thanks for all your input. I purchased the OPT7 tailgate LED and the Curt 5 pin wiring harness. Hopefully it wont interfere with the backup sensors, etc.
     
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    I have had mine installed for a few days and no issues with F/R park sense or BLIS.

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