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anyone fish the plow wires on a 2011 gmc

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by topdj, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    need to fish the wires on the over head plow switch wires to the rear center mounted light.
     
  2. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    So you want to take wires from the over head console to the 3rd break light?
     
  3. oh8chevy2500

    oh8chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    pull down the overhead console and remove the 3rd brake light slide and electrical snake in the opening for the brake light until you see it in the console opening tape it up and pull ... did it on my '08 was very easy .... i notched the bottom of the light and siliconed the .. out of it


    attached is a bad pic but you can see where the wire is ran out to the backrack

    truckwire.jpg
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2011
  4. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    thanks I just wanted to know if that would work cool thanks, I have to swap out all my 100 watt bulbs for 50 since the circuit will blow a fuse with 4 100watt and 4 rotators :)
     
  5. massfirefighter

    massfirefighter Senior Member
    from mass.
    Messages: 128

    How much light are you connecting to the switch? You might want to check what the switch is rated for amperage wise. You might end up putting a relay in line if the bar draws too much.
     
  6. massfirefighter

    massfirefighter Senior Member
    from mass.
    Messages: 128

  7. LunchBox

    LunchBox Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    can i run that wire anywhere? I have led strobes on my back rack but don't want the wire to be running from the 3rd light to the rack. I'd rather run it the long way down under the cab and such.
     
  8. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    you can but you will have to add wire length to the factory wire and drill your cab. honestly its soooo much easier to just run it through the 3rd brake light.
     
  9. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    Im still gonna have to add wire to the factory piece, its not long enough to reach out the 3rd brake light,
    going to solder and use heat shrink tubing , don't want to be taping wires in a hidden area like that.
     
  10. LunchBox

    LunchBox Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    can't run them down the side by the drivers door, through the wire wall, and under the truck?
     
  11. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    It is not that hard to do what you are thinking. There are circle knockouts in the back corner of the cabs. All you have to do is look under the back corners and you will see them . Just knock them out and you will have to cut a little bit of your flooring to run the wires through. Go and get rubber grommets to fit in the wholes to see keep the weather out and run the wires through them. The factory wire runs next to the drivers side door as that is where the relay is located also. I ran all of my wires out these two holes on either side. A lot of guys dont even know they are there. Good Luck.