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which is the hot back up wire

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by sabres07, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. sabres07

    sabres07 Senior Member
    from buffalo
    Messages: 110

    I have a 2011 Silverado 1500 and I would like to set up some back up lights to come on when the truck is in reverse via a relay. I need to know which wire in the harness to hook to the relay to trigger it. Does anyone know which wire to use????
  2. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,152

    Do you mean on the tail lights or the trailer plug?

    On a 7 way trailer plug, reverse should be the center pin.
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    i know gm used light green wraped up in the back crossover under the t-gate area for years . not sure if still the same.
  4. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Still the light green for reverse lights as far as I know...
  5. My bowtie

    My bowtie Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    Its in the OM..Just seen it the other day when I was flipping thur it..Dont remember what wire it was thou...
  6. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,126

    You are both spot on, been light green for a while, still light green now.
  7. sabres07

    sabres07 Senior Member
    from buffalo
    Messages: 110

    Thanks for the help! Now I have to go do it!!!
  8. Mark71

    Mark71 Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Thanks for the info