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Old 12-14-2011, 12:00 AM
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Default Re: How to: Install 3rd brake light cargo lights (when its not plug and play)

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Anyone ever thought of rigging the cargo lights to your reverse?

So that every time you put it in reverse they come on?
I think I mentioned that option for my custom led 3rdBL's.
It would be pretty easy to do, just tap into your reverse light wires, run 'em inside & up to the 3rdBL & connect the wires to the cargo lights (just don't connect the cargo light wiring as well, your dome light may come on every time you backup)

While the cargo lights probably wouldn't offer much additional light for backing up, it would certainly be cool.

You could also tap into your tun signals & run them up to the 3rdBL to add turn signal functions to the cargo sections (really only useful on all red ones) as I did with my current setup.

... but both of those options are somewhat off the topic of adding cargo lights to a non-cargo light equipped truck.

BTW, nice write-up Hazardous
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:01 AM
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Default Re: How to: Install 3rd brake light cargo lights (when its not plug and play)

what year is that i didnt know they made rangers without that cargo light
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:37 PM
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Default Re: How to: Install 3rd brake light cargo lights (when its not plug and play)

mine is a 2004, i think after 2001 they stopped putting cargos in on rangers

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I think I mentioned that option for my custom led 3rdBL's.
It would be pretty easy to do, just tap into your reverse light wires, run 'em inside & up to the 3rdBL & connect the wires to the cargo lights (just don't connect the cargo light wiring as well, your dome light may come on every time you backup)

While the cargo lights probably wouldn't offer much additional light for backing up, it would certainly be cool.

You could also tap into your tun signals & run them up to the 3rdBL to add turn signal functions to the cargo sections (really only useful on all red ones) as I did with my current setup.

... but both of those options are somewhat off the topic of adding cargo lights to a non-cargo light equipped truck.

BTW, nice write-up Hazardous
thanks lol
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:04 PM
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Default Re: How to: Install 3rd brake light cargo lights (when its not plug and play)

I think it was after they got rid I the twin sticks. Mines a 02 and I have cargos.

I don't know why ford got rid of the cargo lights. Ford always makes something cool, then shove's it in our face by not offering it anymore.


Damn you FoMoCo, damn you.
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:06 PM
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Default Re: How to: Install 3rd brake light cargo lights (when its not plug and play)

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I think it was after they got rid I the twin sticks. Mines a 02 and I have cargos.

I don't know why ford got rid of the cargo lights. Ford always makes something cool, then shove's it in our face by not offering it anymore.


Damn you FoMoCo, damn you.
exactly! what dickhead said heyyy no more cargos? fuck that lol people should be looking for red brake lights to replace cargos (if they wanted to lol )
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:38 AM
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exactly! what dickhead said heyyy no more cargos? fuck that lol people should be looking for red brake lights to replace cargos (if they wanted to lol )
Yea I know!

The F-series all have cargo lights..

Then again all ford worries about is the F-series..
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:39 PM
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Default Re: How to: Install 3rd brake light cargo lights (when its not plug and play)

^you would have to splice the wire that runs to the taillights and run it through the frame then in the cab and to the light i dont have pictures and a detailed instructions just the main idea lol sorry
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:40 PM
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^you would have to splice the wire that runs to the taillights and run it through the frame then in the cab and to the light i dont have pictures and a detailed instructions just the main idea lol sorry
who are you talking to? lol
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:59 AM
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who are you talking to? lol
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:52 PM
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LED bulbs added

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Old 03-16-2012, 04:41 PM
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So maybe dumb question but I have both the cargo light and the cargo light harness with new bulbs in each and my cargo lights don't light up or should I ask when should they light up? Brake light is working.
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:43 PM
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if ur cargos are stock then they turn on when the dimmer switch on the dash is turned all the way up
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:52 PM
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Haha got it thank you!!
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:54 PM
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no problem man
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:15 PM
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Is your actual third brake light supposed to still work with this mod cause I did it and the cargos work but the red light doesn't

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