How do you install stobes

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by albhb3, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
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    I was just wondering how do you install whelen hide a way strobes in my 2005 chevy 2500HD crew cab headlights and tails where should they be located? Where does the box go and finally what about a strobe light on the truck. Any help would be great maybe some pics of your own install? Thanks
     
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  2. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
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    pm blueline ent .. he has a really good knowledge of lighting and will be able to help you out.
     
  3. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Dont do it. I notice more people that have strobes never turn them on when plowing. The strobe bounces off the mole board and you are stuck looking at a flashing light.
     
  4. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
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    I have them in my 05 Chevy and use them every storm. Do a search for a thread started by me. It is titled (strobe install in my 05 chevy) If you can't find it send me a email and I will send you pictures. It is pretty straight foward to do, with Wheelens you have to run bot the power feed and ground back to the battery. flykelley930@aol.com

    Regards Mike
     
  5. jay2500hd

    jay2500hd Junior Member
    from mass
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    i have an 05 GMC 2500hd. i run 4 HAWs in the rear, 2 in the turns and 2 in the brakes. they are powered by a sound off 475. the front has 4 nova grill strobes and 2 HAWs in the running lights(white bulbs), they are powered by a whelen CSP690. I run them for hours and hours never have a problem.

    also have a whelen liberty full size on the roof. all amber with alleys and take downs
     
  6. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Fanatic
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    I only run the rears and my roof beacon normally, then when I am backing out into traffic, I will through on the fronts. Otherwise I get annoyed by the light bouncing off the molboard of the plow.

    Here are some picks... install road legal in Illinois: Amber in the front, red in the tail.

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    With strobe installed
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    Front corner marker look close you can see it through the lens
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  7. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Phil, your pictures no worky.
     
  8. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Fanatic
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    bummer, they show up on my screen, let me try again.
     
  9. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Can you hear me now?

    How about now...can you see them or no?

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  10. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
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    Thanks for the pics Phil. I didn't think a bulb would fit in the amber turn signal in your last pic. Your truck is an 03' correct ? I wonder if I can get a bulb down there in my 06'.

    Right now, i'm using amber bulbs in the high beam's and the reverse lights.
    In the 02' I have clear bulbs in all the amber lenses.

    BTW the flashback is no worse than a roof mounted strobe light flashing back off the hood or plow lights.
     
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    albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
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    yep thanks
     
  12. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Fanatic
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    yep, they will fit in an 06, did one not to long ago.

    and yes, mine is an 03
     
  13. KINNCO

    KINNCO Senior Member
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    I like what's on the work bench!

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  14. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Fanatic
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    good eyes, must have been working on somthing else while working on this! :drinkup:
     
  15. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
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    lol.......................

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  16. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
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    Hey Phil,

    How did you drill a 1" hole in that area ? Did you use a holesaw or something else ?
     
  17. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Hole Saw is my weapon of choice
     
  18. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
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    LOL mine too, but thats a tight angled area.
     
  19. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Fanatic
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    I went to the Ace Hardware and got a really cheap hole saw because the arbor was very short. My hole saw kit the arbor is so long, I would have punched through the other side of the lense.
     
  20. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    Installed the 2 in the signals today. Thanks Phil