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Overhead Light Install Pics

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Hambrick & Co., Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Hambrick & Co.

    Hambrick & Co. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,350

    I recently hard wire my amber warning light and also include a quick disconnect for when I dont need to have the light on. I used the factory supplied switch located on the dash as well as the factory harness hidden above the drivers seat head liner. Pretty quick and painless install. More pics to follow

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  2. Hambrick & Co.

    Hambrick & Co. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,350

    Here are the rest of the pictures.

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  3. New Heights

    New Heights Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    I have been wanting to do this for a while, how hard was it to pull the headliner?
     
  4. 04red2500

    04red2500 Member
    from MI
    Messages: 72

    hey you dont need to pull the head liner you should be able to get to it by pulling the head liner down just a little on the drivers side. and if you want to make it look really nice pull out your third brake light and run the wires out then put it back in that way you dont have a wire running out the door ill try to get a pic of mine as soon as i can
     
  5. Hambrick & Co.

    Hambrick & Co. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,350

    Depending how you want to run the light (constant/perminant wire/quick connect) and where your mounting the light. Just pull down the head liner a little above the drivers seat. You are looking for a wire loop aproximatley 2-3 inches in from the edge of the roof line. Once you find it pull the wire until it comes free (it is taped at the end to the roof). I think there was about 2 feet of wire up there. Once you get the wire out you can go to town.
     
  6. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Looks good
     
  7. New Heights

    New Heights Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    thanks, im looking to make it a quick disconect so I could use my amber light for plowing and my blue light for the FD.
     
  8. Hambrick & Co.

    Hambrick & Co. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,350

    Gotcha good luck!:drinkup:
     
  9. Hambrick & Co.

    Hambrick & Co. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,350

    Sorry thats what I meant I just pulled it down enough to get my hand in there. I would like to see your pics do the wires just hang out by the third break light on the out side? What type of connectors do you use? I would rather the wires be out of the way of the door. But the way I have it now works so far. :drinkup:
     
  10. DSLL

    DSLL Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    I would get some insulated connectors to avoid any spark shows.
     
  11. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

    you could of ran the wire in through the 3rd brake light
     
  12. csx5197

    csx5197 Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    what color was the wire that you hook into that controls the factory switch, I have been wanting to do it to my plow truck forever, I tried before, but just wasn't sure if I had found the correct wire.
     
  13. Hambrick & Co.

    Hambrick & Co. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,350

    The switch is already pre wired from the factory, the wire is directly above the drivers seat (about two feet (Black)) above the headliner. You do not have to take down the entire head liner you can just pull it down a little and grab it. Its to the left of the "B" Post. Hope this helps.
     
  14. scholzee

    scholzee Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Does + and -- matter ? looks like the wires are not color coded for pos and negative.
     
  15. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    For halogen and incandescent lighting polarity doesn't matter. Strobes and LED's it does.
     
  16. scholzee

    scholzee Senior Member
    Messages: 242


    Thanks for clearing that up, but won't they rotate backwards if pos and neg switched LOL
     
  17. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    I agree gets some or put electrical tape on them while in use. Or you could have a fire if they touch or you will be replacing fuses alot. I ran mine out the slider.
     
  18. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Correct, but which way is the correct rotation? I say who cares as long as they flash:jester:
     
  19. Hambrick & Co.

    Hambrick & Co. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,350

    The power wire is thicker and has raised groove coating, the neg is much thinner.