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Need Help On Hide-A-Way Strobe Install

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by 02DURAMAX, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    I have a 2002 Silverado 2500HD and would like to know who has pic's of where to install the power supply and where you put the lights..The Kit is a CSP690 From Whelen..:help:

    Thanks
     
  2. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    Anyone?...
     
  3. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    Hi Duramax
    I have pictures of my strobe install on my 05 ext 2500 HD. Send me a email and I will send you some pictures. flykelley930@aol.com


    Regards Mike
     
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    I put my front strobes in the top of my turn signals on the front of my 02 and for the back I put them in the turn signals also. There is lots of room, so it's a very easy install. Mine have been in there for over 5 years with no problems. I put the power supply under my rear seats and I drilled a couple 1/2" holes in the floor to run my wiring up. I ran all my wiring up the left side of the frame because that's where the factory wiring is routed. Sorry no pics.
     
  5. OSLIGHTS

    OSLIGHTS Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 44

    I agree w/ JD Dave, sounds like he had the right plan.
     
  6. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,763

    Power supply can go under the back seat. Strobes in front turn signals and strobes in rear reverse or rear turn signal.
     
  7. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,763

    MY petpeve, Wireloom every exposed wire for a clean and professional installation. I hate seeing uncovered wires.
     
  8. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    Ok I'm going to put them on the turning signals and reverse lights...my question is do you drill the hole on the side of the tail light?.

    here is the tail light i have..
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    were the blue is what im talking about
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    thanks
     
  9. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    The placement of the strobes in this style tailight is VERY important. The spots you have in blue won't work due to placement of bolts and mounts on the gate side of the opening. I took pics of our taillight for you so you can see exactly where they should go.

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  10. 4u2nv

    4u2nv Member
    Messages: 78

    I realize this is old but does anyone know what location to put the bulbs in the front turn signals?
     
  11. NickGB

    NickGB Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    You can replace the DRL bulb with a strobe tube or put them in just next to the bulb.
     
  12. 4u2nv

    4u2nv Member
    Messages: 78

    I wanted to put them in the turn signals... is that not a good idea?
     
  13. NickGB

    NickGB Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    You can do that too. Which turn signals do you have?

    Like these? [​IMG]
    You'll drill a 1" hole just next to the OEM bulb, making sure to leave enough room so that the strobe tube will not contact the incandescent bulb. I haven't taken those headlights apart, but I would imagine that putting the strobes towards the middle of the truck in relation to the turn signal bulbs would give you the best coverage and output.
     
  14. 4u2nv

    4u2nv Member
    Messages: 78

    This is not my truck but these are the lights on mine...

    [​IMG]
     
  15. NickGB

    NickGB Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    Yup, exactly like I said, drill your hole just inboard of the turn signal bulb.

    This is off a 1995 GMC, but it gives you an idea where the bulb should go.

    [​IMG]


    The bulb on the left in the picture is where you want to put yours.
     
  16. Petetheo

    Petetheo Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I keep thinking LED is the way of the future.No hiding power supplies,and they should last longer than flash tubes.That should be my next project for my `04 Vision.
     
  17. NickGB

    NickGB Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    There is no question they are the future of emergency/warning lighting. Almost all lightheads are rated at 100,000 hours of use and they offer true colors, instead of faded washed out lens color.
     
  18. fordzilla1155

    fordzilla1155 Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    Watch how close to the lens your strobe tube is. The heat WILL melt a lens. Leds do not give off heat. Most newer trucks do not have the clearance for heat disbursment.