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backup lights

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bobcatnj, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 687

    thinking of adding backup lights to the truck. any recomendations?how do you wire them up? i want them to work in reverse and also when the truck is in park?
  2. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,806

    If I were you, which I'm not, and our thought processes are totally different, this is what i would do. I would go to a local auto parts store and purchase a set of off-road driving lights, in whatever price range you choose. I would wire them through a toggle switch on the dash so I can turn them on whenever I want. Or, you could wire them so they come on in reverse always by splicing into the current back-up lights, and also wire them to a toggle switch on the dash so you can turn them on and off in park.

    I wired all my marker lights (I have a lot) twice and added off-road lights inside the cap of my truck so I could see my tools at night. I don't have any professional experience wiring and doing electrical, but I'm not that much of an idiot either. :)
  3. wayneo7

    wayneo7 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    This is kinda what I did as well. Put a set of driving lights on the back of my dump truck and wired it to a toggle switch. I'm thinking about doing this to my work truck as well. It's a HUGE help at night.
  4. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,806

    Yeah, I never realized how much help light was until they don't work for a while...
  5. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,325

    thats what i did on my truck and it works great

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