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Old 06-13-2013, 09:59 PM
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Your the man. I hope this works. I'm supposed to get the bar Saturday. Ill let everyone know how it turns out. Thanks everyone for the help so far.
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No dice tonight. Got the lightbar and its really nice. But the directions provided aren't that well written and tried a few different trial runs at wiring the connector for a test run. Nothing worked. Here's te breakdown.

Left bar
Blue wire turn signal
White wire ground.
Black wire running/tail lights
Red wire brake.

Middle bar
White wire ground.
Black wire running/tail lights
Red wire brake.

Right bar
Blue wire turn signal
White wire ground.
Black wire running/tail lights
Red wire brake.


Ill attach photos of the instructions and the cover of my hitch connector cover which has the map of the pin outs. Looks like ill have to try that converter captduff recommended.
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:02 AM
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Asur your help has been spot on with what I need diagrams and visuals. Thanks for all your time. Heres the pin outs per my hitch cover. Is this the same as what your showing me? It seems the l and r turn signal are also the stop on the 7 pin as well. Looks like we have two different pin outs?
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this is what I would do. and go from there, if it does not work perfect it can be tweaked.

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Old 06-17-2013, 10:32 PM
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Sounds good to me. Ill give it a shot. Do you happen to know of the brake and signal have separate wires going to the brake light?
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Sounds good to me. Ill give it a shot. Do you happen to know of the brake and signal have separate wires going to the brake light?
Now that you mention it, I think they do, so I would try and see about getting the brake signal from the 3rd brake light, its only got one signal, also remember that the 3rd brake lite will not lite up unless the key is in the ignition and in the run position, no need to turn over the engine, but if your going to trace it, pull off the 2 screws that hold in the 3rd brake light housing and look at the wire going to the light, one will be the signal, get that color code and you can tap into that wire under the driver side rear passenger sill.

You have a pretty complicated unit, looking forward to seeing it installed, pics day and night would be nice.
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Ok sounds good. Looks like Ill get this done early next week since this kind of transformed into more than a splice a trailer plug kind of thing. I liked this because its one of the only bars Ive found that has progressive turn signal and is red (not a huge fan of the amber on the recon bar). Though it doesnt have reverse, I can get over it. It does have a red lense on it but it blends pretty well with the color of the truck. Fitting it maybe tight and Ill have to see if I can make some mods (the total length of all 3 segments is 66") so I may have to trim the middles mounting tabs and just deal with the pucker factor knowing that unit is only held with double sided mounting tape. But worse comes to worse since all 3 pieces are individually wired I can just ditch the middle and live without the third brake light only light. Though it will greatly take away some of the wow factor. Ill get pics and video up as soon as the project is done. Its the Least I can do for all your help.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:04 PM
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Hey guys quick question. I'm gonna go ahead and hard wire everything. Completely scrubbing the hitch idea. Where is the best place to do this if I can get all the wires near each other? Stop separate wire tail a separate wire and each turn. I want to stay away from the third brake light due to the common leak issues (at least until I replace with LED). Can I get into them anywhere away from the third brake light? And will this void any warranty by hard wiring them? I only have about 7k left on it anyway
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Hey guys quick question. I'm gonna go ahead and hard wire everything. Completely scrubbing the hitch idea. Where is the best place to do this if I can get all the wires near each other? Stop separate wire tail a separate wire and each turn. I want to stay away from the third brake light due to the common leak issues (at least until I replace with LED). Can I get into them anywhere away from the third brake light? And will this void any warranty by hard wiring them? I only have about 7k left on it anyway
Wire harness where the 3rd brake lights wires are is located under the sill, you can tap into the 3rd brake light wire there, driver side, rear passenger, under the door sill. Like I mentioned, I would go with a T connector for the 7 pink hitch cable unit plug and just tap 1 wire to the 3rd brake lights, you do not have to pull the 3rd brake light off to get the wire, lift up the sill and trace the wire with a trace light. easy to do.
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Awesome! i already bought the 4 plug t connector last week and don't wanna have to order the 7. Im confident i wont have problems with the brake light or running light connections. I'm just concerned about the little stop sign next to the turn signal indicator. I don't have a tracer still need to buy one since I just moved here. So my understanding is te 7 pin connector does have independent turn signal connections where the 4 pin does not?
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