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Old 08-13-2010, 07:54 PM   #1
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Reverse lights... Suck...

Just a few minutes ago i was backing up into my friends driveway which has no lights near it,and its on a downward hill, and i almost backed up into there basketball hoop because i couldn't see it until i was with in inches of it. Thankfully i am quick on the pedals.
Has anybody added new reverse lights back there?
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:25 PM   #2
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I put a set of kc driving lights on the tire swing on the back bumper. Put the switch on the dash. They're just 55 Watts but they make a world of difference! They cost me around $40.

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Old 08-14-2010, 01:12 AM   #3
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You do realize reverse lights are designed to notify other drivers you're backing up and not so much for rear-vision while backing, right? And yeah...lots of people mount a cheap off-road/fog/driving light on the back bumper (or another location if preferred) and they either wire it in with the reverse lights (use a relay if you do that) or they put a switch up on the dash for it.
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Been there, done that, almost ended up in a ditch rubber side up.

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Yea i did on the stock bumper.I went to wal mart and got some nice metal ones for $20. Just ran a toggle switch in the dash and then you can for hookin up trailers as well. I have the end caps off and just used one of those hole and it works great and they are really bright.
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on my 99 tahoe i added 2 fog lights, it works good. i wire them directly to the back up light but didnt add a relay.
ill do the same for the jeep.

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