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Beacon Light

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by dutchman, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. dutchman

    dutchman Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Is it possible to go from plugin to hardwire with a magnet beacon light. And how do I do that
  2. Pushinsnow

    Pushinsnow Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Yes it is. Cut off the 12 volt plug and wire it to a switch. Don't forget to fuse the circuit because the 12 volt plug you need to cut off has a fuse built in.
  3. dutchman

    dutchman Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Thanks for the help will give it a try
  4. deereequipment

    deereequipment Member
    Messages: 90

    I think if you have to ask, you might ought to ask someone to do it for you.
  5. sswt

    sswt Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    if your truck has a factory cargo light, then wire it right into that, then you can run the beacon and the cargo light while plowing, and get double effect, safety warning and backup lights!

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    if you do that why dont you just get a permanent?? because the magnetic is useless if its wired into the truck and you cant move it
  7. s. donato

    s. donato Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    thats funny... if i did that when i unlock my doors the beacon would start spinning up. sure would help finding it in a parking lot :laughing:
  8. bullettooth81

    bullettooth81 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    On mine, I cut the wire and added plug ins about 8" off the light, then ran a wire into the cab through the 3rd brake/cargo light to the fuse panel and wired in a switch. Mine is magnetic. I have to remove it to fit in my short garage.