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Replacement lights for and RT2 plow - Options?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by TSG, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. TSG

    TSG Member
    Messages: 76

    Hi! I need new lights for my RT2 V plow... I called a local dealer and the same style lights with with metal housing is 450, plastic housing 310. Do I have any decent after market options at half the cost? Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Depending on your budget the Meyer Night Saber ll's are a great upgrade and will go right on with some solder/splice work and they're out there for under $300 if you dig around. If that's out of your shopping ballpark the old standard issue Truck-Lite style sealed beams can be had for much less.

    Anything's better than paying $450 for a set of outdated Boss OEM lights. :nod:
     
  3. TSG

    TSG Member
    Messages: 76

    Hey B&B.. thanks for the info. I saw the Truck-Lite brand out there.. Are they a 4 wire set up like the Boss lights where I can just splice my connector into it?
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    No they'll be a 5 pin connector plug with the 5th wire being a dedicated ground, which your old lights didn't have. Instead they relied on the mounting stud to provide the ground. So the Truck-Lites would really be an upgrade with the extra wire since you won't have to depend on grounding through the mountings to supply ground. Much more reliable and better voltage at the lights that way.
     
  5. TSG

    TSG Member
    Messages: 76

    Thanks again B&B.. I guess this means I have to rewire the whole truck and plow to accommodate these new lights?
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Not if you don't want to. Simply run the new ground from each light down to the neg cable connection on the plow motor and you're good to go.
     
  7. TSG

    TSG Member
    Messages: 76

    Sounds easy enough.. Thanks a million!