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how to wire rear AUX lights

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by cuttin-to-the-Max, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,329

    Ok so im gettin ready for winter and i want to Fab out a little thing like the Back up buddy
    Is it ok for me just to get a 7pin and wire 2 light to it? I've already tested the connector and lights it works
    Im just wondering if i will mess up my 2500 by doing so......

    If so all i would need id to make a mount that slides into the hitch then but a 7pole connector - $5

    And some utility lights... for like $8 a piece...
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,065

    That should be easy. Find the amp draw for the 2 lights make sure the reverse light fuse is larger than the expected draw. Make bracket for them to fit into the hitch and then wire them to the reverse light output in the plug and the ground in the plug.
  3. seabee1

    seabee1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 239

    i just made brackets to hang down from existing hole's in the bumper bracket's and plugged in to the 7 wire plug two grote tractor lights .

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  4. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,329

    So its just a straight up.....The lights are plugged straight into the 7pin connector???
    No relay,fuse, or anything?
    Thats how i plan to do my lights..... Done really wanna bother with installing a relay unless its a really good idea....

    thanks guys!

  5. seabee1

    seabee1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 239

    that's right no relay !i just ran a dedicated ground for each light ,and ran the ground inside the light instead of to the mounting pivot to the light itself . :drinkup:

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