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Old 09-27-2009, 08:03 PM
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Default How To: add extra brake lights

First off grab the following tools:
phillips screwdriver
wire cutters
strippers/crimpers
red butt connectors
two GM turn signal sockets or a Ford cargo light harness.


Start by unscrewing and removing the light housing:


don't forget to unplug the harness

The light should have 3 holes for the sockets


Heres the Ford cargo harness:
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and heres mine with the GM sockets:


Cut off the socket with the Pink/Black and Black wires.


Spice the Green and Pink/Black wires together and then spice the Black together:


You should have this:


Then reattach the plug:


and reinstall:



Then test:
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:17 PM
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soooooo you don't need to buy anything to do this? there's an unused light in there?
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:55 AM
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the lens has the extra holes for the sockets to go into

04 and up they stopped putting cargo lights on the trucks
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:29 PM
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You just need to buy the sockets and butt connectors.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:46 PM
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I took it off and I only have one light in the middle that never comes on. where do I get the light holders with the X-locking pattern thing? I want to use it as a brake light.
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:27 AM
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That is suppose to be your 3rd brake light. Before you add the 2 extra bulbs I would find out why the original one isn't working.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:36 AM
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^oh so it is supposed to be a brake light out of the box...
hmmm.
that sucks.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:28 AM
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my 09 has the sockets but thay seem to be sealed?
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:56 AM
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my 09 has the sockets but thay seem to be sealed?
Sealed? Mind taking a pic and posting it up here?
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:12 AM
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This mod gave me a cool idea.

Add the extra bulbs like this how to shows but wire the left & right bulbs in with the blinkers so if you have the brakes on they all light up if you turn the left blinker on the left light blinks & so on..

Running the tail light wiring would be the biggest challenge but still do-able.
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Old 10-06-2009, 03:54 PM
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^that would be pretty tight actually. I want the LED strip under the tailgate too that does that.
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:04 PM
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This mod gave me a cool idea.

Add the extra bulbs like this how to shows but wire the left & right bulbs in with the blinkers so if you have the brakes on they all light up if you turn the left blinker on the left light blinks & so on..

Running the tail light wiring would be the biggest challenge but still do-able.
Why not do that and then get some or of vinyl cut out of a arrow?
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:19 PM
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It's now on the 2 do list.
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:21 PM
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How u gonna run the wires to the back and keep them hidden?
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:25 PM
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Splice into them where they run under the cab to the rear of the truck & run the wires in thru a gromet in the rear floor of the cab.
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