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How much time to install

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by jayman3, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. jayman3

    jayman3 Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    :help:I am going to install my strobes tomorrow and was wondering how much time it will take,I am putting them in the four corners,will get the power from my upfitter switches on my 05 superduty.
     
  2. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    anywhere from 2-4 hours depending on how you want it done
    the longest part is running all the wires nicely
    installing the bulbs is the quickest part wiring take a little longer
     
  3. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

    it took me 3hrs to do my hid-a-ways
     
  4. jayman3

    jayman3 Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    Is that how most of you guys get your power from teh upfitter switches,it seems pretty easy thought justplug and play,it is th ecco system.
     
  5. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    i use my upfitters to turn them on/off but you still have to draw a constant power for the supply either from the battery or a fuse tap on the fuse pannel
    i just go power/ground with a fuse on power side right from the battery
     
  6. Mstrfxit12

    Mstrfxit12 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    I prefer not to leave power to supply on all the time. On your upfitter switches #1&2 switches are 30 amp relays. What I have is, power from switch one to both the power supply as well as the inputs for the channels. Turn on one switch and you have your lights. If you have a super cab there is plenty of space behind the seat for the power supply, Just remove the seat back to get to the space. If you want individiual front and rear control you could wire switch one for power and switches 3 and 4 for the front and rear.
     
  7. 89smurf

    89smurf Junior Member
    from Sask.
    Messages: 13

    Also took me that long to do my hide-a-ways.
     
  8. jayman3

    jayman3 Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    Thanks for all the info guys will give you all a update tomorrow and maybe some pics.
     
  9. snow game

    snow game Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 255

    Jayman, are you putting the rears in the reverse lights? is there room?
     
  10. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    what year?
    on the 2005 there is room
     
  11. jayman3

    jayman3 Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    I wasn't but if Colligan Says there is room I just might put them there then buy the amber lights.
     
  12. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    we just put them in an 04 which is the same as 05-07 so they will fit
    the newer 08 and up it doesnt look like they will fit
     
  13. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Good luck on this task. Hope to see some installation pics.
     
  14. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    whatever you do , dont rush the job , it ends up looking like spaghetti:cry:
     
  15. snow game

    snow game Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 255

    I was actually wondering if they would fit in the 08 reverse light, I would love to see a pic of where they drilled the hole if anyone has them in an 08 or 09 Ford. The LED's just aren't enought for me.