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Old 04-16-2011, 05:21 PM
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Default aux. reverse lights

does anyone have auxiliary reverse lights on the back of their ranger? (pics?? )
I'm thinking of getting some mounted on the hitch, or under the bumper to provide extra light when off roading, setting up camp, or just more light for reversing at night.
looking for ideas of how to mount them, don't want anything too high profile, or something that will get ripped off when wheeling.
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Old 04-16-2011, 05:29 PM
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Had these on mine for a long time. Got them at harbor freight 10 bucks

Attached to the bumper. Using existing holes.





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Old 04-16-2011, 10:49 PM
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Here's mine:


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Old 04-16-2011, 10:53 PM
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Default Re: aux. reverse lights

on lmc truck they sell a whole new bumper with built in ones but you probaly dont wanna do that
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:20 AM
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On top of my cap I have two backup lights and two work lights. I go fishing alot until dark and they are great when were packing up at the end of the night, I also have lights inside the cap.

This summer I'm taking the cap off so I'm mounting backup lights from walmart similar to buggman's under the bumper. I'm also mounting lights up underneath the teauno cover.

Definitely do it though they make a world of difference in my opinion. I think all trucks should come stock with them. Like STL said theres already holes there under the bumper so its real easy.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:07 AM
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Was flipping through a jc witney catalog at work. They have a few different ones.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:08 AM
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I've got a set of KC's Backup Lights on mine. Very low-profile, mounted in existing holes, tapped into backup light circuit.
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You shouldn't be powering aux reverse lights with the reverse light circuit. That circuit is designed to handle two 20 watt bulbs for short periods of time. Use that circuit to run a relay that gets primary power from under the hood.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:20 AM
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Having switch is nicer, I think, its not hard to reach down and flip it when you need to back up plus that way you can have the lights on whenever you want; not just when you're in reverse.
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:25 AM
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sweet! thanks guys, yeah, I was thinking about using the holes that are under the bumper, it's as if Ford meant to put them there, but didn't I do like the idea of just having them run to a switch, though, so I can use them for loading/unloading and other stuff, other than backing up.
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:39 PM
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anyone know of any that connect to the trailer harness instead of having to wire up something
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:47 PM
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anyone know of any that connect to the trailer harness instead of having to wire up something
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You shouldn't be powering aux reverse lights with the reverse light circuit. That circuit is designed to handle two 20 watt bulbs for short periods of time. Use that circuit to run a relay that gets primary power from under the hood.
So, no.
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:53 PM
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anyone know of any that connect to the trailer harness instead of having to wire up something
I think I saw these somewhere. I Think they were marketed as backup lights but were essentially the same as the stock lights in terms of brightness so I think they are pretty pointless.

Your best bet is to just get real auxiliary lights and have them with their own fuse and switch. Its not that hard to rig up and would be much better.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:16 AM
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You shouldn't be powering aux reverse lights with the reverse light circuit. That circuit is designed to handle two 20 watt bulbs for short periods of time. Use that circuit to run a relay that gets primary power from under the hood.
Should have mentioned that the KC kit has a relay. Relay is triggered by the reverse circuit.
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What brand lights are they and where did you get them? I really like them!
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