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Wire in light w/SaltDogg Hopper

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by madmaxxxx, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. madmaxxxx

    madmaxxxx Member
    Messages: 65

    How can I wire in a light so I can see the salt spreading from my new saltdogg 2000? Just bought a new spreader and want to be able to add a light so when the spinner is on so is the light. Any ideas?
  2. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    Because of the self contained wiring in this unit and the price of the wiring harness, I decided it was best not to tap into the wiring. So I just ran 2 backup lights under the bumper.
  3. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    Same here.
  4. Liquid

    Liquid Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Im not sure where you are getting the power for your salter but you could wire them into your trailer socket, use the trailer battery recharge post and if you have a brakeing power rheostat with a on/off switch you can use that to operate the lights anytime. You can buy a plug end from almost anywhere.
    or just wire them into the power and ground post on the plug (you might have to put the fuse in under the hood, most trucks do not come with them installed unless you request it) but you would have to get out and plug it in everytime you want them on.

    my 2 cents
  5. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,770

    I would just mount 2 under the bumper in a safe location or find a spot on the spreader to mount them.
  6. Liquid

    Liquid Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    well you can mount the lights anywhere on the truck you want, but the trailer socket has power just run the wireing to the plug and you dont have to cut into any existing wireing.