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2002 hide-a-away install

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by M.C.A., Feb 3, 2003.

  1. M.C.A.

    M.C.A. Member
    from WI
    Messages: 32

    Since its raining and not snowing, I thought I would post some pic of an install I did on my 2002 ex cab back in Dec. I started this long project by removing the rear seat to mount the power supply. It's was small enough to mount way in the back out of the way. I cut the carpet & padding out and screwed it to the metal floor. I then removed the side panel and routed the wire out a vent in the back of the cab.

    power unit.jpg
     
  2. M.C.A.

    M.C.A. Member
    from WI
    Messages: 32

    My next step was to mount the switches in the dash. I removed the face plate, unpluged the switches and removed the square plastic panel. I cut the rectangle holes by heating a hobbie knife and filling to fit. Thick plastic.

    switches from left to right

    plow lights (boss)
    front strobes
    rear strobes
    top momentary hi/low
    bottom momentary pattern selection (whelen)

    dash switches.jpg
     
  3. M.C.A.

    M.C.A. Member
    from WI
    Messages: 32

    I then mounted the clear strobes in the rear turn signals. I used the heat plate as a guide for the hole location.

    tailight.jpg
     
  4. M.C.A.

    M.C.A. Member
    from WI
    Messages: 32

    I put the amber strobes in the hi beams. The right front standard 15' cable was to short so I cut the left rear added some amp conectors and made an extension.

    headlight 2.jpg
     
  5. M.C.A.

    M.C.A. Member
    from WI
    Messages: 32

    This is just a mount I made for the plow handheld controller.

    hanheld 3.jpg
     
  6. M.C.A.

    M.C.A. Member
    from WI
    Messages: 32

    This is a pic of my brothers edge bar & backrack we installed a couple of years ago.

    tony backrack lightbar.jpg
     
  7. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Thats a really sweet setup. I really like the color-matched rack, and the strobe bar!:drinkup:
     
  8. M.C.A.

    M.C.A. Member
    from WI
    Messages: 32

    I forgot the pic of the switch box we ordered it on internet for about 75.00-80.00 (Able2). You were able to pic the legion or have custom ones made.

    tony switches.jpg
     
  9. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    hummmm. interesting set up. i put 4 clear strobes in my lenses, but they are in my rear turn signals, and then in my front turn signals as well. since i only run 4 hideways, and a slimlighter that plugs into the cig plug, i used my aux lamp switch as my button to put the strobes on. very nice setup though. i really like the light bar.