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Back up lights

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by M&A Property Maintenance, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. M&A Property Maintenance

    M&A Property Maintenance Senior Member
    Messages: 173

  2. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    well its a cute idea ... but by lookin at the pic ... it shows trailer wiring plug ... so by using that plug how do you get your reverse light to operate them .. trailer wiring harnesses or only for parking lights and turn signals ... am i right or wrong ?? .. unless you ran a seperate switch then the harness on those lights would have to be changed ...
     
  3. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Ground, that guy doesnt even know how to plow snow, let alone wire lights.
     
  4. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    its on a 7 pin plug, which has reverse function
     
  5. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,268

    Yes, the wiring in trailer plugs is setup to only come on in reverse.
     
  6. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    MFig, I dont think those are a good idea, becuase if you were backing up into snow piles and all, you would almost definitly break those in no time.
     
  7. M&A Property Maintenance

    M&A Property Maintenance Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    you are wrong. the seven pin setup has a reverse wire in it
     
  8. M&A Property Maintenance

    M&A Property Maintenance Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    good drivers don;t back into snow banks Gicon. Cmon
     
  9. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    True. True.
     
  10. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Real plow drivers, who know how to really plow snow, back into snow banks.
     
  11. M&A Property Maintenance

    M&A Property Maintenance Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    I know. I had a set of those white night lights. I think they lasted 2 storms before they were toast
     
  12. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    it must be wired for back up lights only.
     
  13. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    I dont need back up lights on my truck, as a good plow driver, never goes in reverse. You cant make money when the plow is up, or the truck is in reverse. I always find a way to keep going forward and never have reverse. I am actually thinking of taking that gear out of my truck, for less weight = better gas mileage, since I never use it.
     
  14. M&A Property Maintenance

    M&A Property Maintenance Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    You should take your plow off too and just sit on the couch when it snows. sitting on the couch=better gas milage
     
  15. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    I took out half of the pins, and trip edge springs on my X Blade. Less weight = Longer lasting cutting edges.
     
  16. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    Here's my setup. I only run the under bumper lights while plowing. The ones on the backrack are really nice for loading trailers.
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  17. F250 Boss v

    F250 Boss v Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Well I bought them... I was tired of trying to come with something that would work, -without drilling holes and running wires, -and I was just as tired of hanging lights under the truck that kept failing, including those crappy White Knights which only lasted 1 season. So I'm trying these. I figure if these fail I can put other lights into the bracket. Time will tell how they work out for me, but right now they are the best set up I've seen, and they do look sturdy!
     
  18. M&A Property Maintenance

    M&A Property Maintenance Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    nice, you will have to let me know how they hold up. glad i could help you out
     
  19. Ford445

    Ford445 Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 243

    They sure seem pricey. They look like the rubber lights you buy at Napa for $12 a piece. So $24 in lights and that little bit of steel for $70 something? I guess we will see how they last.
     
  20. pkenn

    pkenn Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    count me in as well, i just ordered a set ;)