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2004xlmiller 04-23-2011 06:57 PM

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.
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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.
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Cut it and strip it, then connect the power wires from each strip into it. Reconnect everything.
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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.
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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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DiabloBlanco 04-23-2011 07:02 PM

Re: How To: Put L.E.D. strips in your cab
 
awesome man!!!!

2004xlmiller 04-23-2011 07:03 PM

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.

SB03Ranger 04-23-2011 07:54 PM

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

brett20 04-23-2011 08:09 PM

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

Clinton 04-23-2011 08:26 PM

Re: How To: Put L.E.D. strips in your cab
 
Nice write up!

2004xlmiller 04-23-2011 08:46 PM

Re: How To: Put L.E.D. strips in your cab
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by brett20 (Post 400731)
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.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clinton (Post 400754)
Nice write up!

thanks!

edgerider2002 04-23-2011 10:29 PM

Re: How To: Put L.E.D. strips in your cab
 
That's pretty sweet

2004xlmiller 04-26-2011 11:11 AM

Re: How To: Put L.E.D. strips in your cab
 
do it!

LTRANGER 04-26-2011 11:13 AM

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


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2004xlmiller 04-26-2011 11:26 AM

Re: How To: Put L.E.D. strips in your cab
 
considered doing more in the future.. ill look into that.

brett20 04-26-2011 02:39 PM

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 :D

richarddhoward 04-26-2011 02:41 PM

Re: How To: Put L.E.D. strips in your cab
 
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

Teg360 04-26-2011 02:52 PM

Re: How To: Put L.E.D. strips in your cab
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LTRANGER (Post 403593)
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

LTRANGER 04-26-2011 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Teg360 (Post 403808)
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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