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Old 07-06-2011, 03:08 AM
kansasboy91 kansasboy91 is offline
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Ok before you jump me were I live there aren't a whole lot of Rangers around here because "Small Trucks are for pussys". We'll my gas is 50 bucks a fill your's is 100 so yea but anyway. Do some rangers come with a bed light or do you have to install one or what? If so would it be hard and time consuming or pretty easy. When I pulled my 3rd brake light out it had holes on each side like for a bed light or something but I just don't know. Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:17 AM
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Yes the 3rd brake light on earlier models had cargo lights. You can get an older 3rd brake light with the white cargo lights and wire them up to the dome light.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:24 AM
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ooorrrr you can wire more bulbs into the brake light and have a better brake light. like so


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Old 07-06-2011, 11:26 AM
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True about the above, and then can get some cold cathodes or tube style light and mount under the bed rails for lighting the bed.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:32 AM
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I've got RECONs LED bed rail light set and LED third brake light with cargo lights, my bed is as bright as the sun at night.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:02 PM
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I've got RECONs LED bed rail light set and LED third brake light with cargo lights, my bed is as bright as the sun at night.
pics please.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:04 PM
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Yea I would like to see pics on that!
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:05 PM
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why would we say anything about ur ranger? im confused lol



im thinking of putting a flexible light under my siderail that i can whip out and bend to point whereever i want it to point
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:08 PM
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Not you all my friends own Chevy 1500's with the big V8 and they talk smack on my little truck but when ever it comes to driving somewhere they want to take mine. lol
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:34 PM
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im thinking of putting a flexible light under my siderail that i can whip out and bend to point whereever i want it to point
That is what I wanted at first, but could not find a deal on any. That party rope light stuff...not sure of the legit name of it though...
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:50 PM
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Default Re: Bed Light

lmc sells little led light pods that go under the bed rail, those seem almost legit. i just have a flashlight, lol
or i turn on my led dome light
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:51 PM
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That is what I wanted at first, but could not find a deal on any. That party rope light stuff...not sure of the legit name of it though...
hmm.....like the line of fire...or..?
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:05 PM
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See I want one so I can see in my toolbox, tailgating, loading unloading and general purpose.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:08 PM
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i would do a led strip attached in the middle towards the back ..hmmm...i feel the wheels turning!
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:20 PM
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my '00 has a cargo light that turns on with the interior light switch. you could probibly grab the lens and wiring bits out of an earlyer truck and work one in fairly simply. although the lid to my toolbox blocks it out compleatly....
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