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Old 04-23-2011, 06:57 PM
2004xlmiller 2004xlmiller is offline
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Default How To: Put L.E.D. strips in your cab

Materials needed:
12inch LED strips, i got mine at kragen for like 15 bucks.
Wiring tools, stripper (a wire stripper, not a real stripper, but thatd be cool if you had one of those handy.), and some wire connectors.
some small sockets and screwdrivers.
One self tapping screw.

Installation:
First take your LED strips and test fit them under the dash. I put the full 12 inches of one on the passenger side under the glove box, but on the drivers side i only found room for like 6-8 inches. So cut the drivers side strip to fit.

Then distinguish which wire is the ground and which is the power. Get ready to wire them in.
Remove the plate beneath the ashtray/airbag switch, its held on by 2 small bolts. Run both wires through there from the passenger side strip.



Place the wires inside this plate and screw it back into place.
Remove the knee plate beneath the steering columb. Put the drivers side strip into place on it. Run both sets of wires up to the panel under the headlight switch. Replace the panel with the wires underneath.

Now comes the wiring. Find the black/pink wire from the dome light/guage dimmer switch. If the colors arent the same for different years, (mines an 04), locate the wire that when the switch is pushed up, turns on the dome light.

Cut it and strip it, then connect the power wires from each strip into it. Reconnect everything.



Find your ground wires from the LED strips, and put those under a self-tapper in the metal. The ground for my Hella switch was already there, so i used it.


Clean up and admire your work!
When the switch is pushed up, the lights will come on, along with the dome light.





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Old 04-23-2011, 07:02 PM
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awesome man!!!!
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:03 PM
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Default Re: How To: Put L.E.D. strips in your cab

this is a quick mod. i did it in like half an hour, maybe less.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:54 PM
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Default Re: How To: Put L.E.D. strips in your cab

ive got some greeno ones in mine. nice write up. def a cheap cool mod
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:09 PM
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Default Re: How To: Put L.E.D. strips in your cab

You only had room for 6-8 inches on driver side? I m

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I mounted a 12" strip on my driver side
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:26 PM
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Default Re: How To: Put L.E.D. strips in your cab

Nice write up!
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:46 PM
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You only had room for 6-8 inches on driver side? I m

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I mounted a 12" strip on my driver side
well i stuck mine between the hood release and the ebrake lever. down low on the panel.

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Nice write up!
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:29 PM
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That's pretty sweet
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:11 AM
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do it!
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:13 AM
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I have blue ones in mine but there under the seat which looks cooler I think


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Old 04-26-2011, 11:26 AM
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considered doing more in the future.. ill look into that.
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:39 PM
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Default Re: How To: Put L.E.D. strips in your cab

I put a whole strip on my driver side and when I gotta pop my hood I reach my fat finger around and pull it down a little to open it, and I like the under the seat idea I might borrow that
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:41 PM
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Nice write up man. I was thinking about doing this kind of thing in my truck. Makes seeing in the dark a lot easier lol
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:52 PM
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Default Re: How To: Put L.E.D. strips in your cab

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I have blue ones in mine but there under the seat which looks cooler I think


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can you post a pic oc what they look like under the seat i am thinkin about puttin LEDs in my truck
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:14 PM
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can you post a pic oc what they look like under the seat i am thinkin about puttin LEDs in my truck
I can get a better pic at night but I like it here because it's out of the way looks cool at night. It pretty much lights up the whole floor in the front



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