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Cab Lights Question

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by sidthss, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. sidthss

    sidthss Senior Member
    from GR MI
    Messages: 182

    Does Chevy run power wires up to the roof for cab lights even if they were not put on from the factory? My truck is a 2002 2500 HD ec/sb, thought I would ask before I go tearin into it.
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    You won't find the cab light harness in there already, they didn't do it. Not too bad of a job to add it though. It plugs right into the passenger side junction block. Just need to pull the right hand trim panel and the very front of the headliner for routing access. Laying out and drilling the holes for the lights themselves is the biggest time consumer.
     
  3. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    Also to add... If your looking to buy the factory harness, check out gmpartsdirect.com if you can't find it out of a totalled truck or something... I'm sure they are a TON cheaper than any stealership...
     
  4. sidthss

    sidthss Senior Member
    from GR MI
    Messages: 182

    Ok, thanks guys.
     
  5. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388

    Cab lights are kinda funny. They are only a $55 option from the factory. Can't even buy them aftermarket for that.
     
  6. Joesno

    Joesno Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    Mine had all the wires all the way to the top. they where hooked up to a button on the dash too. The guy who installed them said all he had to do was drill and plug in. if you were to have the harness already on there should be a button on the dash that looks like a truck cab.
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    That's for a roof beacon, not roof clearance lamps, which are tied into the marker lights.
     
  8. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388

    Is that the same button as the strobe aux. light button? Wires run up there for that.
     
  9. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Usually everything is cheaper from the factory which I find hilarious. Like you said, you can't even buy a light set and harness for anything enar $55 let alone the work you need to do to install them. Just remember, measure 10 times, drill once!:realmad:
     
  10. sidthss

    sidthss Senior Member
    from GR MI
    Messages: 182

    Ya, I have done them several times before on other older trucks, but I was just wondering if my new truck would be easy on me and at least have a harness up there, but oh well I just have to do it the old fashoned way.
     
  11. scaper27

    scaper27 Member
    Messages: 48

    I have gmc 2500 recon lights. Stock from GM. I upgraded mine to LEDs. I have the 3 light system. Stock from GM
     
  12. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388

  13. sidthss

    sidthss Senior Member
    from GR MI
    Messages: 182

    LMC has a real good price for all their cab lights, even the crystal leds are priced just around everyone else. Stock ambers go for $50, probably going to get a set from lmc, unless anybody has a set of stock amber 3 piece cab lights laying around they want to sell.
     
  14. plowman_25

    plowman_25 Member
    Messages: 71

    your lucky if you can find a used set around, they sell like hot cakes....

    someone had a set on here before and it only took about 20 minutes for them to go.

    i'm looking for some too....im thinking about going with recons
     
  15. scaper27

    scaper27 Member
    Messages: 48

    I have the used gm lights for the gmc 2500. Make an offer
     
  16. sidthss

    sidthss Senior Member
    from GR MI
    Messages: 182

    $30-$40?? Willing to ship?
     
  17. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    good reading, bringing this back I want to install a set on my truck
     
  18. 496 BB

    496 BB Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    Get the late 90s C/K style. They look better and have 5 separate lights instead of three n middle.

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  19. sidthss

    sidthss Senior Member
    from GR MI
    Messages: 182

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    I disagree with that, but to each their own.
     
  20. 70monte

    70monte Senior Member
    Messages: 468

    I personally like the cab lights that GM used from the late 60's until the mid 80's on the 1/2 tons throught the 1 tons. I think they started using them again recently on some vehicles because I saw a fairly new firetruck with those style cab lights.

    I did install the five piece 90's style on my 98 ext-cab Z71 and it was nerve racking drilling that first hole. After that, I was commited so it wasn't too bad from there. I used a factory harness that I got at a junkyard which made things easier. Have fun.

    Wayne