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WTB Backup lights

Discussion in 'Used Plowing and Truck Equipment Forum' started by unhcp, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,244

    looking to buy some backup lights so I can actually see what is behind me at night in dark locations, nothing crazy just some basic lights with a easy install.
     
  2. 7d9_z28

    7d9_z28 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    walmart or meijer. 4" round work lights are like $8 a piece, or a set of cheapo driving lights. i got a set from meijer for 15 bucks. they come with wiring and a switch, i just mounted them between my bumper and hitch, and spliced them into my reverse lights. very cheap, very easy. 55watt bulbs, i replace them with 100watt bulbs. flood the ground behind my truck great
     
  3. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,244

  4. DuraBird02

    DuraBird02 Member
    Messages: 76

    I would get seperate lights so you can adjust them if needed. Just my $0.02, works well for me.
     
  5. Dlongerman

    Dlongerman Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 299

    yupp get ones that are grounded to your truck... and just use a outdoor extension cord for the wires....
     
  6. 7d9_z28

    7d9_z28 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    yeah separate lights are WAY cheaper too....
     
  7. twintreeslawn

    twintreeslawn Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Having trouble with wiring into backup lights on my 2011 ford. I have done this before to other trucks with no problems. I have the fleet fam round tractor lights. What is happening is the it is cutting out all backup lights when you put it in reverses. Doesn't blow fuse. I unhooked spot lights and then the truck backup lights still work. this is ticking me off... You sound like you have a good handle on these lights..
     
  8. Dlongerman

    Dlongerman Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 299

    Just run a dedicated line to them and run it of if your upfitter switch. Then flip them on when you need them. And off when u don't.
     
  9. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Sounds like you have an Ag light that is not 12v. I just about picked up the wrong one the other day and I'm glad I looked at the package. The TS I got it at had 6, 12, and 24 volt lights.

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  10. twintreeslawn

    twintreeslawn Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    thanks for your help. I usually run a dedicated line to them, I hear so many connecting them to the back-ups.
    Thanks again
     
  11. 7d9_z28

    7d9_z28 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    I spliced my back up lights in, i havent had a problem. I usually run a dedicated line but I get too distracted and end up leaving my back up lights on!

    Yeah make sure they are 12v lights and triple check wiring
     
  12. twintreeslawn

    twintreeslawn Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    thanks a bunch