Use magnets to mount a tailgate lightbar

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  1. norton333

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    Thanks Nick for the super fast shipping, here is mine hardwired in.This is just the running light during the day, this works great![​IMG]
     
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    Good idea. I am going to use the same Curt harness and I think I have a male crimp connector that will fit in it to make the reverse work with it too and will keep it plug and play

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    Your welcome. That looks great, REALLY BRIGHT too!

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    I like Nick's idea, but your improvement on it is what I really like.
     
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    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    How thick was the magnets you used?


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    So are there any issues with the light bar being wired into the back of the 7 pin connector (using the Curt harness) triggering the "trailer connected" messages in the EVIC, or any issues with the trailer brake controller having any hiccups with the bar wired into the trailer connectors?

    Nick, what is the "male crimp connector" you're referring to? I'm sure it's nothing magical, but I'm just not picturing what you're referring to. Perhaps if it wasn't in the teens temp-wise here, I could just get under the rear bumper and look at the back of the factory trailer plug and picture how the Curt harness would interface (and what would be necessary to make the 5 pin work). I'll PM a price request soon!
     
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    Nothing special at all lol The curt harness is just a T harness. we can set you up with that as well. I have a small right up in our vendor section if interested

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    I kinda figured that was the connector you were talking about. I know I have a bunch of those in one of my wiring terminal kits that are kicking around my toolbox.

    To my first (and frankly more important) question: Is there any interference/conflict with the truck seeing a trailer always connected, or any errors with the trailer tow settings/features page on the Uconnect or the EVIC when a tailgate light bar is wired to the back of the trailer plug (with either a t-harness or simply tapping the wires)? I don't want to get a light bar, wire it up and have the truck react like I've got a trailer connected all the time.
     
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    For the trailer question I get NO errors at all or anything like that. It works like there is nothing connected
     
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