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Question about "cargo" lights???

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by NickT, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    I have a 04 Silverado that has 2 white lights on each side of the 3 rd brake light. Do they make a bulb that strobes or flashes? These lights are on a switch. Wasn't sure if this can be done. Thanks
  2. Spucel

    Spucel Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    Yea you should be able to pop those out and put strobes in there or Whelen LED vertex lights which dont need a flasher
  3. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    don't wanna put strobes in there because they lense would melt. You can just add an inline flasher in the wiring so when you click on the cargo lights the flasher will activate and you'll have flashing clears in the back.

    It kinda kills your cargo lighting though.
  4. Spucel

    Spucel Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    Never thought that the lens would melt.
  5. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    Thanks for the advise
  6. Schnabel Plowin

    Schnabel Plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    What inline flasher would be good?
  7. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Wouldn't an LED flasher be cool enough to not melt it?

  8. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    yeah an led flasher would work if you had led's. There is some inline flashers that I can't think of the brand that works pretty well. You could honestly put a regular turn signal flasher on if you'd want a longer "on" to one side than the other. That's how the original head light flashers were...

    it's the bulbs that would melt the lense not the flasher. If you put strobes in the fixture that lense would melt. Gets too hot... Kinda like putting a 150 flood light in your refrigerator and leaving the door open!

    What can you say I'm OLD SCHOOL!
  9. ANA Proscapes

    ANA Proscapes Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 109

    I've seen plenty of strobes in the cargo lamp. Never heard of any of them melting.
  10. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,279

    I have an 01 2500 gd with strives for three seasons.......no issue.
  11. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    Can you point me in the direction of where to get them,not sure what to ask for