Adding reverse lights and reverse alarm

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by srl28, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm thinking that I should add something to let people behind the trailer to know your backing up. From the factory, you get two large oval red led lights. I want to add a backup alarm and at least 2 white lights to the trailers. They are all 7 pin round connections to the truck. How should I go about adding reverse lights so that they come on when the truck is in reverse? Thanks!:hammerhead:
  2. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,454

    I thought about doing that some time ago, but went a little different way.....

    I hooked up work lights on the back of my truck and the back of my track-hoe trailer and run them each off a switch on the dash. I wanted a little more choice as to when they were to be used, and have found this to work pretty good for me. The toggles on the dash each have a light on them (that glows orange when they are on) so I don't forget they are on....
  3. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Could you post some pics of the lights and that switch? I want to get some ideas, anyone else got something?>
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    i will at the beginning of next week, thats when my four reverse lights/rear work lights are going in

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