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Old 06-02-2011, 02:29 PM
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Default Need some help bought an LED lightbar as a 3rd brakelight to go between the bumper..

I have an 2003 Ford Ranger i recently bought one of those LED strip bar things to go between the Bumper and Tailgate as a another brake light and such well i hooked it up to the trailer connector and for some reason it doesn't really keep a good connection for some reason and i have tried using electrical tape and it hasn't worked. any advice would be great thanks guys.
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:37 PM
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Default Re: Need some help bought an LED lightbar as a 3rd brakelight to go between the bumpe

Wrap a zip tie around the two plugs, pulling them together. Easy as pie.
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:51 PM
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Default Re: Need some help bought an LED lightbar as a 3rd brakelight to go between the bumpe

Usually if a trailer connectors is acting up, it is because it is corroded to shit. Best bet is to buy another 4-pin trailer light plug, cut the old one off, and splice it (using waterproof connectors of course).
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:52 PM
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Default Re: Need some help bought an LED lightbar as a 3rd brakelight to go between the bumpe

^^what he said. You might have the add on connector tho, they just unplug from the tail light connecter. Same idea tho, just buy a new one and plug it in
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:58 PM
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Default Re: Need some help bought an LED lightbar as a 3rd brakelight to go between the bumpe

Oh yea. If you have the tow package, the trailer light harness is part of the wiring so you would have to splice it like I said. If its one of those add-on ones, they just plug in-line behind one your tail lights and you can just replace the whole thing plug-n-play.
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:59 PM
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Wrap a zip tie around the two plugs, pulling them together. Easy as pie.
The zip ties did it kept it plugged in so far and looks amazing
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:24 PM
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Default Re: Need some help bought an LED lightbar as a 3rd brakelight to go between the bumpe

wire brush it, theres no need for a new one.
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:42 PM
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Default Re: Need some help bought an LED lightbar as a 3rd brakelight to go between the bumpe

Just tap into the brake lights behind the tail lights. I've got my led strip turn signals & brake lights tied in that way. Safe, secure & it's not going anywhere.
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