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Installing strobes in a 2011 Superduty

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by cobradude, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. cobradude

    cobradude Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I use my truck for plowing during the winter and needed to install strobes in my superduty. There is not a lot of info on installing strobes into this year truck so I thought I would pass a long some info. Installed the tail light strobes today in the reverse lens. It is very tight in there but I was able to get them in. Ran the stobes for over 1/2 hour and the lens really never got hot, just a little warm. I have been taking photos of the install and will post when it is done. Tommorow I will be installing the front strobes into the upper lens
     
  2. 04tundra

    04tundra Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    sounds good man, post some pics/video for us all to see, im sure the guys that have that truck would like to see.
     
  3. cobradude

    cobradude Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Just finished this install today. The front was easy to take a part and install. I drilled a 1 3/8 hole throught he outer plastic and then drilled a 1" hole for the bulb into the lens. I then drilled a 1 3/8 hole onto a foamboard. Pulled the plug out of the hole saw and inserted it into the 1 3/8" hole on the outer head light assembly. Siliconed the plug into place. Should I ever need to get at the strobe bulb the foam plug should come out easily. Wired everything up and it works great
     
  4. Jim15

    Jim15 Member
    from MA
    Messages: 77

    I would like to see the install. Have been debating for 2 years now whether to do them in my 2010 personal F250 Lariat Super Cab
     
  5. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    So tubes or LEDs?
    The newest truck I've done an install on is an 2010 f250.
     
  6. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,571

    the 10 and 11 head lamps and tail lamps are the same
     
  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,507

    No, not the fronts in appearance

    I've done every truck in my sig.
     
  8. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,571

    did 03 05 09 and 11 the back side of the headlights are the same just look a little different from the front.
     
  9. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,507

  10. cobradude

    cobradude Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Here are some pictures of the strobe install
    This is the back side of the tail lights. I was able to get the strobe into the reverse lens but it was tight
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    The front was easier, but there are a couple of tricks to help out
    On the outer shell drill a min. 1 3/8" hole with hole saw. Once outer shell is drilled switch out to a 1" hole saw and drill lens. Use vacuum during the drilling so chips are sucked out of lens.

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    Drill into some foam board using 1 3/8" hole saw and remove plug. Put slit in it so wires can pass through to middle of plug.

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    Put into hole in outer shell of light and silicon in. If there is ever a need to get the strobe out the plug could be remove easily

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    Thats about it

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