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VYU strobe wires run out of 3rd brake light

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Robo, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. Robo

    Robo Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    I recently got a new truck and a new strobe. I want to "semi permanently" install the strobe. NO holes in roof just a magnetic mount.

    What are you guys using for plugs to run the wire out of the 3rd brake light??
     
  2. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    ROB.....On my 01 Chevy I got a 2 wire (female + end protected/male - end exposed) from the local auto store. Hooked up the other end to my magnetic beacon wires.

    There are/were pics of a similar install thru the 3rd brake light somewhere around here. Will bring up if I find them...............geo

    You will be looking for a heavy brown + and a heavy black- wire(s) that run bottom to top in the rear left B pillar for the beacon light.

    Check out http://www.gmupfitter.com under publications pg. 27.....geo
     
  3. NEXTDAYSIGNS

    NEXTDAYSIGNS Member
    Messages: 92

    Just fished mine out yesterday had to drill one hole in the brace in the compartment were the 3rd brake light is. I still have not found what connector I am going to use.
     
  4. Robo

    Robo Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    I did a search and tried to find the answer I was looking for but couldn't. If I knew where and what kind of a connector I could get that would be great. If I have to I will run it out of the passenger door same as you sonjaab.
     
  5. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    The connector that I like is made by Packard Electric called the Weather Pack,has a great seal. You can get them in a 2 -4 conductors plug. They are not the cheapest one around but work well.

    Regards Mike
     
  6. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Run the wires out the rear cab vents. No holes necessary.
     
  7. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    TLS I did the same thing out the vent and band tied them to my back rack. Works great and easy to do.

    Regards Mike
     
  8. Robo

    Robo Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    Thought the newer trucks did away with the cab vents??
     
  9. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    ROB........The vents are located in the lower back of the cab..... one on each side between the bed and box..............
     
  10. NEXTDAYSIGNS

    NEXTDAYSIGNS Member
    Messages: 92

    Flykelley thanks for the info. I saw those were use all over my truck I thought they were a dealer part. The price is not bad but the tool price is the only thing holding me up. I am going to talk to some friends to see if they have access to one. The tool would probably be nice to have but no snow no spending $$$$ and uncle sam is just around the corner.
     
  11. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    I did not buy the tool, I bent the tabs over with a pair of needle nose pliers,and then soldered them to the barrel. Slip them into the housing and you are all done. It took about 5 Min's for the whole deal. If you can't find any let me now and I will get you the phone number that I buy from in Royal Oak MI.
    I just tested mine out, I added to strobe heads to the back of my spreader. I was rear ended sitting at a red light the 2nd snow of the year. I hope they can see me now.

    Regards Mike

    Regards Mike