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2011Ram maybe you should check and see how much the dealer charges for the light over at the parts dept. That way the lights come on when you pop the hood. It can't be more than say $20. It will give you a clean look and a good mercury switch. You could always check junkyards or egay since I'll bet the 09, & 10 are the same.
I paid something like $25 for the fixture ( the parts counter/Dealership) and then had to go back and get the wire harness to fit the plug for another $17. Honestly, a little expensive for what it was but I wanted the install to be cleaner than I was going to get modifying the plug. Take a look at one and you'll see what I mean.
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I have been thinking of doing something like this as well. Another idea i had.. is to put 3 LED bars under each lip of the my bed so it illuminets the entire bed of my truck. I was thinking with going with a blue, to make the inside of the bed glow. Im also going to throw 3 blue neon lights on the under carriage for some ground effects.
I like the bed light idea....but the underglow is to ricer for me, I'm not to fast and to furious anymore!
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yeah im going to run mine independently, and then later hook them into the under carriage light when i do those, so when im parked at night for show i can click them on, since it illegal where i am to drive with undercarriage lights.
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yeah im going to run mine independently, and then later hook them into the under carriage light when i do those, so when im parked at night for show i can click them on, since it illegal where i am to drive with undercarriage lights.
Hopefully the circuuit you wire into will support the extra lighting.
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OH.... i didnt think about that. Im sure i can figure something out though.
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Hopefully the circuuit you wire into will support the extra lighting.
Use whatever circuit you want for a trigger and run the extra lights directly off the battery through a relay. This removes the load from the OEM circuit but still allows them both to be linked.
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Not sure i understand... kinda lost me at "Trigger". So run from battery to a relay then have the other lights also on that relay so all are controlled by the relay but all have different sources of power? Would i still be able to run seperate toggles from the relay? cause i want my driving lights on one toggle, then the under carriage, hood, and bed lighting on a seperate toggle.
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Not sure i understand... kinda lost me at "Trigger". So run from battery to a relay then have the other lights also on that relay so all are controlled by the relay but all have different sources of power? Would i still be able to run seperate toggles from the relay? cause i want my driving lights on one toggle, then the under carriage, hood, and bed lighting on a seperate toggle.
The trigger is the switched power or other circuit that you want to control the lights. If you want them on with other existing lights and are not sure the original circuit can handle the added load, you make the original lights the trigger leg of the relay and allow the relay to switch power to the new lights directly from the battery. If nothing else, it isolates the current load associated with running the lights away from your switch (otherwise the full operating current for the lights would be going through the switch on your dash all the time).

It sounds to me like you need (2) relay circuits. (1) for the driving lights and (1) for the 'show' lights.
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