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So I completely forgot to chime in the other morning before work and just now remembered. On the topic of wiring the reverse lights to a switch you will be fine. My buddy did his brake lights and reverse lights to a switch. Brake lights were used to back people off from riding on his a$$ to close and the reverse lights were for when they got to close at a stop sign. I am thinking of adding a reverse warning beeper to my truck just for this reason lol
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I'm assuming this is by the door beneath the kick plate/foot plate?
Is there an exit out of the cab to the bed?
Where do you suggest I run the wires as I need to get to the tail lights?
Which side would control both?

Thanks for all your help
Yep its close to the kick plate....I dont know about an exit, I just ran thru the firewall...you can run them anywhere you want, as long as you can get a zip-tie on every 12" or so...and I'm not sure about which side would control both, might have to run to each one
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So I completely forgot to chime in the other morning before work and just now remembered. On the topic of wiring the reverse lights to a switch you will be fine. My buddy did his brake lights and reverse lights to a switch. Brake lights were used to back people off from riding on his a$$ to close and the reverse lights were for when they got to close at a stop sign. I am thinking of adding a reverse warning beeper to my truck just for this reason lol
I usually hit the brakes, I don't BS when it comes to tailgaters...and as for the reverse lights, that why I have 108 watts on my headache rack...hitting brakes + those lights = backing the f off
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So I completely forgot to chime in the other morning before work and just now remembered. On the topic of wiring the reverse lights to a switch you will be fine. My buddy did his brake lights and reverse lights to a switch. Brake lights were used to back people off from riding on his a$$ to close and the reverse lights were for when they got to close at a stop sign. I am thinking of adding a reverse warning beeper to my truck just for this reason lol
MadSoul, thanks for chiming in!
And idea which wire to tap into? I only want the reverse lights to be on a switch and that's it....
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Yep its close to the kick plate....I dont know about an exit, I just ran thru the firewall...you can run them anywhere you want, as long as you can get a zip-tie on every 12" or so...and I'm not sure about which side would control both, might have to run to each one
OK, so there is a firewall out the back then. I wasn't too sure if there was one....
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Just run a hot to switch and then switch hot to light. That will light them up and you will be good to go. Now as for not having to run wire from front to back that I am not sure on how to do. Just use shrink wrap for the wire to protect and then wrap it in some of that corrugated liner and the wire should be fine going to the back. Basically look at it as if you are wiring up a RECON light bar up for the reverse light portion of it, but instead you're wiring a switch that will turn the lights on without putting the truck in reverse. Hope this helps ya guys out.
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Just run a hot to switch and then switch hot to light. That will light them up and you will be good to go. Now as for not having to run wire from front to back that I am not sure on how to do. Just use shrink wrap for the wire to protect and then wrap it in some of that corrugated liner and the wire should be fine going to the back. Basically look at it as if you are wiring up a RECON light bar up for the reverse light portion of it, but instead you're wiring a switch that will turn the lights on without putting the truck in reverse. Hope this helps ya guys out.
Great!
Thanks MadSoul!

GotBrains, what wire did you tap into for your Recon light bar?
I will grab that same wire.
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GotBrains, what wire did you tap into for your Recon light bar?
I will grab that same wire.
Can't remember which one, I wont be home until Thursday, but I can find out then. I might be able to have someone take my taillight off though. Just run from that [undetermined] wire over to the other tail light and bam its done.

And there's not a firewall in the back, just the front. That will be your best option
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Can't remember which one, I wont be home until Thursday, but I can find out then. I might be able to have someone take my taillight off though. Just run from that [undetermined] wire over to the other tail light and bam its done.

And there's not a firewall in the back, just the front. That will be your best option
Let me know when you're back. Pics would help great!

Im so use to wiring cars as everything is inside (including the truck)
I will have to check my truck out to see what is the best possible way to wire this.
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