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Cab lights, which ones

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by vincent, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. vincent

    vincent Senior Member
    Messages: 171

  2. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,038

    I've been meaning to go shopping for a set of LED ones...Thanks for the leg work man lol.

    I'll stay tuned for hopeful feedback.
     
  3. sidthss

    sidthss Senior Member
    from GR MI
    Messages: 182

    You want led lights? And what body style truck are they going on?
     
  4. vincent

    vincent Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    NBS 08, led would be fine
     
  5. CaptainSmokey

    CaptainSmokey Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    go with the recon lights
     
  6. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    you can buy just LED bulbs to put in there. thats what I did on my ford. Depending on the orientation of the bulb housing you need to make sure you get the kind that light up 360* or just facing "up". superbrightleds.com has both kinds, make sure you get the brightest style ones you can. they ones I have are brighter than regular bulbs.
     
  7. JCI Trans

    JCI Trans Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    I put the recons on my '02, they look pretty sharp. I also just put a set of the newer style ones (08 and up i believe) recons on my friends 98. He got them in the smoked color, so when theyre off you can barely notice they are there against the maroon paint.
     
  8. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388

  9. JCI Trans

    JCI Trans Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    Those are pretty sharp. :nod:
     
  10. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    ...like those recons...but...if I read the site right...if you have cab lights, you disregard the wiring harness shipped with them?
     
  11. dupupp

    dupupp Member
    Messages: 46

    I just put a set on my 05 crewcab-went with the recon smoked-they are sharp! I did not have cab lights so I had to run wires and drill holes.
     
  12. BoyneCityGuy

    BoyneCityGuy Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    how was the install wiring wise? did you have wires in the headliner already? i would really like clearance lights, but have a really tough time drilling the roof of a new truck...also do they secure to the roof thru the wiring hole (like a threaded post and nut) or glue or screws? i really like the recons, just looking for a little insight.

    thanks!
     
  13. dupupp

    dupupp Member
    Messages: 46

    The install was fairly easy. I did not have wires already there so I ran them from the passenger side dash area where the plug in from the factory. My dad has the same truck so I took measurements from his truck. Drilling was not bad at all-just drilled smaller holes and used the screws that recon provided. Also u do not have to take the headliner completly out-just the visors and center console up top and the liner will drop down far enough to do the work. Let me know if you have any more questions.
     
  14. sidthss

    sidthss Senior Member
    from GR MI
    Messages: 182

    I just installed the stock lights on my truck from LMC and had to drill holes and run wires, not fun but they look good. Just make sure you measure 6 or 7 times and drill once and also use a dab of silicone for the screws so you dont have any leaks. Also make sure you protect your wires that have a chance of rubbing on anything with tubing or heat shrink to protect from a short. I had a set of the recon smoked leds on my old s10 and they looked good and were small, I just didnt like the look of the center bar having lights all the way across, I like the 3 bulbs better.
    pic of my truck with lights on.

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  15. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    I installed the pacers, nice lights.