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My ACE rear bumper/carrier is supposed to be delivered Monday. I have the stock fog lights for it and want to install them to BOTH come on with the reverse lights AND as a seperate switch. So, 2 questions, how is this done and where is the best place to run the wires, along the frame rail underneath? or get them into the cab and run along the side? I searched but didnt find anything specific.
 

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I've been called alot of things but never a Nobody. LOL

I would use plastic loom and run the wires up the passenger side of the frame.
You could use the factory wire to the backup lights to control a relay for the fogs.
 

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I'm guessing that will be the easiest, plus I already have the plastic loom. Now if I can figure out exactly how to install the lights as I want them....
 

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For the ground, there's an existing grounding screw in the rear driver side corner behind the bumper.

I ran my positive wire underneath the bottom driver side corner of the tailgate weatherstripping to the interior. From there I tapped the driver side backup light wire for it to go on with the backup lights, then I tapped the positive wire to run another positive wire along the inside, underneath the carpeting, through the firewall, to my sPOD for switched control.

Aside from the point, I eventually removed the tap on the backup light because 1)the lights were too bright and annoying for most on-road backup situations, and 2)I didn't want the bulbs to burn out so quickly since they're difficult to replace, at least on my setup.
 

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You will need a three way switch and prosperous wired relay. I had this on a few of my vehicles. Look at PIAA backup lights, and their instructions specifically. The wiring diagram should show you exactly what you need to do
 

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Thanks! UPS is supposed to be here sometime today.:thumb:
 

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Properly ^* not prosperously. Stupid auto correct and stupid proofreader
 

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Was wondering what a prosperous relay was.
 

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A prosperous relay is wealthy and has lots of electricity. :D

BTW: Without pics this mod never happens. LOL
 

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I better watch out, it could end up being a shocking experience. :zap:
 

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For the ground, there's an existing grounding screw in the rear driver side corner behind the bumper.

I ran my positive wire underneath the bottom driver side corner of the tailgate weatherstripping to the interior. From there I tapped the driver side backup light wire for it to go on with the backup lights, then I tapped the positive wire to run another positive wire along the inside, underneath the carpeting, through the firewall, to my sPOD for switched control.

Aside from the point, I eventually removed the tap on the backup light because 1)the lights were too bright and annoying for most on-road backup situations, and 2)I didn't want the bulbs to burn out so quickly since they're difficult to replace, at least on my setup.
A friend just installed a new stereo and it has a back-up camera option. He wanted to hook that feature up. The instructions say to tap into the back-up light wire to activate the reverse camera. He needs to find the back-up light wire. What color is the back-up light wire and where did you find it?

thanks
 
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