Originally Posted by jw1983
Yeah! I am not sure what kind of job some of these shops do. I've gone to shops that were commended in the past and they've done crap work. I found out by another shop telling me years down the road after the work was done and failed. i have a friend that does all stuff on his truck. His truck is paid if he screws up. Mine aint if either of us do lol. He's trying to get me to do the work instead of paying someone and then I can learn something and do it on something I own.
Go for it! Just make sure you research and plan the whole job out before you start. Figure out how much amp draw you will have and size the fuse, switches, and wiring to handle that load. Have enough wire loom available to cover your wiring, and plenty of zipties to secure it out of the way where it can't get damaged. A decent crimper is worth having, and 3M electrical tape is worth the extra money. Don't start the job unless you have a whole day available. You don't want to be rushed. Take your time and take pride in your work. Wiring is one thing that is rare to get done right by someone else. You can do a better job than 90% of the "pros" if you just take the time to plan it all out before hand.
I highly recommend wiring them up to come on with the factory reverse lights. I've had them on a switch and I left them on way too many times by accident. Right now I have the option of manually turning them on, but almost never use the manual switch.