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Old 10-10-2014, 11:31 AM
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Default How to Wire Auxiliary Reverse lights that come on in reverse

Hey guys,

This video shows you how to wire auxiliary reverse lights so that they come on when you put the truck into reverse. I know wiring scares some people but it really isnt that bad.

Let me know what you think of my setup!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVG7X-ae298
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Old 10-10-2014, 11:45 AM
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Talk about overkill, why not just use some flood or wide cornering SII's or even the cheaper squadron's? Those lights are much better served facing forward and aimed up, plus SII's would be extremely stealthy. Either way im very impressed you balled out so much for reverse lights
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Old 10-10-2014, 11:50 AM
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for once not a moron... waterproof relay, in-line fuses... thank god... all he could have done is actually solder stuff to make better connections

wait this is you? good video skills
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:27 PM
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Talk about overkill, why not just use some flood or wide cornering SII's or even the cheaper squadron's? Those lights are much better served facing forward and aimed up, plus SII's would be extremely stealthy. Either way im very impressed you balled out so much for reverse lights
Go big or dont go at all haha. I def get what you are saying and I am still debating if I should keep them there or have them facing forward. I really want a light bar to put on a headache rack. I am still trying to figure out if 50in is too big for our trucks.

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for once not a moron... waterproof relay, in-line fuses... thank god... all he could have done is actually solder stuff to make better connections

wait this is you? good video skills
Haha, yea man this is me. I wanted to show people how to do this the right way so they dont light their rig on fire! I make sure all of my videos are done the right way!
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Old 11-01-2014, 09:15 AM
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Wow, that was a great video! Very informative and should make this mod (when I get around to doing it) 10000x easier!
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Old 11-01-2014, 01:58 PM
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Excellent job, Chris.
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Old 11-01-2014, 03:12 PM
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Great vid watch all of yours and their all good. I like this one because you showed how to wire a relay. Which I didn't know how..
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Old 11-02-2014, 10:19 AM
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Great vid watch all of yours and their all good. I like this one because you showed how to wire a relay. Which I didn't know how..
Thanks man! I am going to do a video just about how a relay works and show the inside of one I cut apart!
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Old 11-02-2014, 12:45 PM
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Any updates on that tire shine?
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Old 11-02-2014, 01:05 PM
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Default Re: How to Wire Auxiliary Reverse lights that come on in reverse

Is there a way to have the reverse lights also connected to a switch in the cab?
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Old 11-02-2014, 02:25 PM
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Yes, this slight modification to Chris' wiring diagram should do it. The switch sends power to the relay pin 86, and/or the reverse lamp sends power to pin 86, so the relay coil gets energized from either source (or from both). The diode prevents your switch from sending any power to the reverse lamps, cuz you don't want your switch to affect the factory reverse lamps.




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Better yet, put a diode in both legs:

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Old 11-02-2014, 03:05 PM
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Default Re: How to Wire Auxiliary Reverse lights that come on in reverse

Great video, you should make one for front auxiliary lights, I think it will safe many people from headaches.
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:18 PM
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Any updates on that tire shine?
The tire shine still looks 90%. I am quite impressed. I am updating how it looks in the description of the video every month so you want monthly updates, check that out!

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Great video, you should make one for front auxiliary lights, I think it will safe many people from headaches.
Thanks! I am planning on making a video for front lights. I am just trying to figure out what 40in light bar to get.


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Is there a way to have the reverse lights also connected to a switch in the cab?
Yes there is and you need a diode to prevent the aux reverse light current from turning on your stock reverse light.


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Yes, this slight modification to Chris' wiring diagram should do it. The switch sends power to the relay pin 86, and/or the reverse lamp sends power to pin 86, so the relay coil gets energized from either source (or from both). The diode prevents your switch from sending any power to the reverse lamps, cuz you don't want your switch to affect the factory reverse lamps.




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Better yet, put a diode in both legs:

Thanks for the explanation. What size diode for a setup like in the video?
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Old 11-03-2014, 06:20 AM
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Anyone know the location and color of the interior wire for the reverse lights for a 2005?

I have heard brown and it is in the passage foot panel. Anyone able to confirm that?
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Old 11-03-2014, 12:34 PM
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Thanks for the explanation. What size diode for a setup like in the video?
The relay's coil uses only 150mA, so any ordinary 1/2 watt (or 1W) diode will do fine.
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