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Alright lets see your lighting setup

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by FarmRig, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. FarmRig

    FarmRig Guest

    Thinking about mounting some reverse lights on my k10 just wanted to see some pics of where everyone is running lights. Upfront and on the back. Thanks
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    My back up lights...

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  3. FarmRig

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    That looks good. But i have a stocker bumper. Looks like i gotta make one sometime.... Thanks
     
  4. Metrodps

    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Do you have a hard top? Do like an under cover cop truck. Mount them off the last bolt; use a flat bar stock and drill two holes in it one for the tops bolt and one for the lights bolt. [o _ _ o] <-- like that from the rear of truck.
     
  5. FarmRig

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    I actually have a k10. Good idear though Metrodps.
     
  6. txfiremank5

    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

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    I still have the ones that came on it already from the PO. On my 77 K10 I had one mounted on the center portion of a two lid tool box, facing backwards.

    I'll see if I can find/post a pic of my K5's BU lights

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  7. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    Not to hijack,but how'd did you guys wire 'em? I'm about to wire up for mine, and I can't decide if I should put 'em on a three-way switch (on-on with reverse-off) or just a manual 2 way switch (on-off not wired into the reverse switch on the tranny)? Any real world pro's or cons to a particular way?
     
  8. Metrodps

    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I would go with just a switch to turn on off that way if you need light to work on another truck behind you you can switch on. Or you get a grass pole behind you with brights on going down the road BAM!!! they get the point real fast.
     
  9. txfiremank5

    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

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    The PO wired mine into the reverse lights, they come on when I put it in R. They work great too.. makes a big difference compared to my old K5. I probably would have just wired them to a switch, so I could use them whenever I wanted, .. but I think that I would be to lazy to use them backing up .. lol. This way they're always used.
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I run these little halogen lights bolted to my rear bumper. I ran a wire to the bupers to ground them (same spot as the tail lights ground at) and then ran one positive wire along the frame under the cab where it pops in then is run up to the fuse box. I have a fuse in line so I just hard wired it into one of the open "hot" spots in the box. I put an in line switch in and mounted it on my dash. It lights up when I turn the switch on so it makes it easy to tell what their up to. I'll get a shot of the switch tomorrow for ya'.

    -Avery

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  11. 3 on the tree

    3 on the tree 1/2 ton status

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    Here's mine. 6" Hella spot. Hooked up to reverse circuit, but still now workie. I think I have some gremlins due to a trailer lighting socket.:mad:

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    Rear facing, Wired on a relay setup and not hooked to Rev.

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  13. FarmRig

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    Guys is there anyway you could post them or send them to me email. I cant see them when they are attached like that. Thank you very much though got lots of ideas going but i wana know more bout this lights on the lid of the tool box thanks y'all
     

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