back up lights

andy bengtson

Junior Member
se wisconsin
I have a chev 2002 pick up

I would like to put some back up light on the truck. I was going to cut the light green wire (the backup light ) and hooking the lights up this way. Is there anything else I should do or is there a better way of adding this option to my truck.


2000 Club Member
That circut probably cant handle the load of having bright back up lights, You can however use that as your switched side of a relay, and run bigger gauge wire back from the battery or acc. fuse panel.
ANDY...Ya just could check with a test light to see which
one is the back up light wire in the trailer connector
and snap on a scotch lock tap on it. Easy on and easy
off. As long as your back up lights don't draw over
10 amps....If they do I guess you would have to
draw right off fuse ctr. or battery...................geo

wxmn6 Addict
Claverack, NY
Andy, you never said if your '02 Chevy truck have either snowplow or trailer package. If so, then go to the rear of the truck and look under the trailer wiring harness right next to the hitch. There should be a small black plastic tube right next to the harness. That is for the auxiliary backup light.

Roger Dodger

Senior Member
nw Pa.
Center pin of the 7-pin Bergmann type sockets is the switched 12v power for aux back-up lamps. Most Bergmann sockets can be disassembled if you examine them closely. I did mine and the wire is attached to the contact itself inside the connector. Looks absolutely factory and maintains the weather-sealing feature. It will require a soldering pencil or gun (and no wind to cool things down) along with decent soldering skills to do a quality job, otherwise you may booger things up! Just check the rating of the fuse to that circuit to assure you are not overloading the ratings or fuse may pop.

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