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Old 09-17-2017, 06:55 PM
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Rigid backup light to spod. inside vs outside wire route?

Im planning the install on a rigid backup light kit.

What would be the best route for the wiring harness? Im using my spod so the hookup itself is easy. I'm just not sure about running the harness through the cabin or along a frame rail.

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It's a little easer thru the frame rails. I ran my rock light wires thru there and my rev light wires thru the cab (just cuz I had it all apart). Best to put the wire or wires in some plastic loom due to some sharp edges and bolts sticking up in the frame rail. I used a coat hanger and some string and left a string in there for any future stuff. Used a relay and a diode so they come in rev or with a switch. Access into the tub/cab is easy with the driver tail light out and carpet and plastic pulled off back in the driver rear corner. There is a wire loom that goes all the way into the engine compartment from there.
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Way easier running it to the frame rail. Be sure to cover the wires in heat shrink or a loom prior to install. I installed my SR-Q floods to my switch pros and forgot all about protection. I'm going to redo the wires on my free time.
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btw, are you planning on getting floods or diffused? location of the lights?
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btw, are you planning on getting floods or diffused? location of the lights?
thanks all.

Im mounting diffused on top of the tailight in the rigid mount.
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thanks all.



Im mounting diffused on top of the tailight in the rigid mount.


Nice choice. Be sure to purchase rigids from Northridge4x4. Right now, purchase $201, get a $75 gift card, anything less will be $25.

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