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i need hide aways...

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by 1999 GMC 1500, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. 1999 GMC 1500

    1999 GMC 1500 Member
    Messages: 53

    alright well i want to get hide-aways for my 1999 GMC sierra 1500 (the body style from 99-06) i dont know alot about this stuff but i want to install them myself. so if you guys can tell me what some really really good brands are, and where to put them that would be great! :)
     
  2. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

  3. 1999 GMC 1500

    1999 GMC 1500 Member
    Messages: 53

    should i get 4 or 6 and where should i put them?
     
  4. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Well, those GMC tails have an amber section right?
     
  5. 1999 GMC 1500

    1999 GMC 1500 Member
    Messages: 53

    yes they do
     
  6. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    If you are looking for maximum effectiveness, install two in the front and four in the back. Install the rears in the amber and white sections.
     
  7. 1999 GMC 1500

    1999 GMC 1500 Member
    Messages: 53

    what about the front? in the parking lights low or high beams?
     
  8. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Stay clear of the headlights, use the parking light sections.
     
  9. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Highs, I have a set of directions that I will post on how to install, it's very simple
     
  10. 1999 GMC 1500

    1999 GMC 1500 Member
    Messages: 53

    i dont think they will able to see the strobes with the plow up. what do you think
     
  11. 1999 GMC 1500

    1999 GMC 1500 Member
    Messages: 53

    k thank you ajsland :)
     
  12. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    You don't need them on when plows up, there illeagle in most states
     
  13. 1999 GMC 1500

    1999 GMC 1500 Member
    Messages: 53

    wait where is the diagram?
     
  14. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Hold the phone Iam lookig for it
     
  15. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    heres what you do,
    1. get a drill that can hold a 1" bit
    2. go to harware store and get 1" but, a 7/8" bit and a gramuet i think its called (a piece of rubber put in a hole to prevent metal from slicing wire), also you will need silicone and 10 amp glass fuse, 3 amp regulard fuse, and a few butt connectors, and some 14 ga wire, and a switch, 2 switches if you want to change pattern and 3 if you want to have a Hi/ LO powermode (i just have 2) (mode and on/off
    3. put your power supply under your seat (drivers seat) drill a hole under the carpet, this requires pulling up that plastic step, run all your wires under it and there will be a hole in your firewall some where, so find it and put wires to battery, and run your passenger strobe thru there too.
    4. that 7/8" hole that you put under your carpet, put your other 3 wires in there, and run the 2 back ones up into the lights. and the drivers side up thru the engine compartment.

    5. headlights first, (if you werent able to find a 1" bit, you can use a door handle drilling bit)
    6. mark where you want you lights, mine are on top, and drill slowly, if you do crack it, there only about 500$ lights to replace :) .... so drlll. place the strobes in the light, make sure there not touching anything and silicone time. si,licone it it and your good,
    7. ok so after your headlights are done, pull your tail lights out, if your smart, you would know that you have to turn your bulb holders counter-clockwise, and they will come out, and then your tail light will come off, now if its warm out side you can drill this out side but if its cold, below 40' then do it inside. drill the hole where you think the light wont touch plastic (it will melt the plastic). put the light in and silicone the S*** out of it, you dont want water getting in there.
    8. hook all your wires up and your good. (you can not have the ground be a poice of metal for your power supply, you must complete the circiut, and run it to the neggitave of the battery, then hoook up your switch, and your good,

    this took me about 2 hours total time.

    have fun and if you need help pm me Good luck
     
  16. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033