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Rear Light Question?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by CTerrySGD, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. CTerrySGD

    CTerrySGD Member
    Messages: 64

    I just put a set of 55w fog lights on one of the metal bars that go around my SnowEx 8000.... Any idea if I can run two 55w lights off the hot wire that comes from the SnowEx controller? It seems to me that it would be a bad idea since the SnowEx controller monitors the auger and spinner for errors and blockages....

    I figured someone might have tried it though and it worked for them. I'll probably end up running the wire up to the engine compartment and hooking into one of the four upfitter switches.

    How many watts can you run through the reverse light wire on the trailer hitch?


  2. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I have the 2 55watt foglights too. I tried hooking them up to the trailer harness but it was too much draw. All I got was a very dim glow. Hooked them up to a relay using the reverse wire on the trailer harness as a trigger. The only way to go. It's like having headlights on the back of your truck.
  3. mylawn03

    mylawn03 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    I would run 10 gauge wire back to one of the upfitter switches, they already have relays so you will never have any meltdowns. If you really don't want to do that, run a couple of 15 dollar or less "salt lights"(http://www.angelos-supplies.com/plowparts/) off the reverse light wire on the trailer harness, then you could simply unplug them when you take off the salter. They don't draw much, eithier
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2005
  4. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    On my 01 Dodge, I mounted 2 55W implement lights to the spreader.....:eek: :eek: I didnt want any rear work lights on the truck year round so this was perfect. I mounted a 6 prong trailer receptacle to the trailer hitch and that is turned on by a switch on my switch panel. I will try to post some pictures soon but I must say I am very happy the way they turned out.:)